Just in time for the holiday, David E. Williams announces that limited copies of ALLEGIANCE TO NO CROWN from American neofolk supergroup THE MUSKETS are now available through Bandcamp.
“Four founders of American Neofolk music– b9 InViD, THOMAS NÖLA, ERIN POWELL and DAVID E. WILLIAMS– celebrate the founding of the American nation itself with contemporary versions of battle songs from the period.
While untraditional recordings and even performances of these songs are very rare, The Muskets march them into the twenty first century with acoustic psychedelia, noisy martial pop, and choral dark ambience.
There is a hymnlike quality to these tunes, whether they express the dread of a loved one “gone for a soldier” or the joy of a last debauch before certain death.
Weaving between the tracks like a doddering demented lion, a sour King George III condemns, laments and eventually accepts the triumph of liberty, to the accompaniment of disembodied trumpet and distant drums.
This 10” EP features an unprecedented “supergroup” collaboration of 4 American artists of critical and popular note.
Oh yes… and one sneaky Brit.”