"Battle Born” is the debut full-length from Scurvy Bastards who began in 1999 as an impromptu "all are welcome" party-crashing experience in Carson City, Nevada. They foiled other peoples’ drinking attempts with "sea-shanties" played on accordion, a banjo, pots, pans, guitars. All this and a growling Cap’n. Eventually, the switch was made to incorporate a rhythm section, and song arrangements came together shortly thereafter. The Bastards’ debut single, the "Polaris" 7', was released in the summer of 2002 on Slovenly Recordings and is now out-of-print.
RIYL: The Pogues, Swingin' Utters, early (Rough Trade-era) Camper Van Beethoven