The Black Hawk War, Or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself In the Morning, Or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience But You're Going to Have to Leave Now, Or...
Label: Asthmatic Kitty
This Land of Lincoln salute presents a refreshingly original indie history lesson backed by an orchestra of trumpets, flutes, choir and banjos. Even the saddest songs ("Casimir Pulaski Day") sound euphoric in their soulful honesty. Plus, anyone who rhymes "Decatur" and "emancipator" in a song about Abe's hometown deserves a key to the city, if not the state.