Ok, maybe not, but I think they're cool!
The Decemberists are an indie rock band specializing in morose sea shanties and upbeat songs regarding a myriad of fictional characters such as chimney sweeps and vagabonds. [last.fm]
That is probably the coolest description of a band I've ever heard! Having listened to a fair bit of their music I wouldn't have said they 'specialize'1 in sea shanties. Nevertheless, their sea shanties are pretty cool.
Have a listen to (the first 30 seconds) of The Mariner's Revenge Song at last.fm.
Mr. Scruff also does a great sea shanty. Actually, it's probably not a shanty, but it is pretty awesome.
Have a listen to (the first 30 seconds) of Ahoy There! at last.fm.
- And not just because that's not how you spell specialise. [↩]