The genesis for this project came about while Will Oldham was touring Europe with his Bonnie “Prince” Billy band. They worked up enough Mekons songs to do a full set of the legendary eclectic bands material. That was in 2012. Four years later, Oldham and Angel Olsen are bringing their Mekons tribute to the masses as the Chivalrous Amoekons. Fanatic Voyage was mixed in homage to Lou Reed's Street Hassle, removing all aspects of the live event beyond the musical performance. In the spirit of The Mekons to pay forward with all efforts to the next generation, proceeds from the sale of these recordings will go to The Roots of Music in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Roots of Music empowers local youth through music education, academic support and mentor-ship while preserving and promoting the unique music and cultural heritage of their city.