Canailles 'Ronds-points' (album stream)

Canailles 'Ronds-points' (album stream)
Francophone folk outfit Canailles have been steadily feeding listeners their French bluegrass and traditional Cajun music (a genre affectionately referred to in inner circles as "Cajun-poutine") ever since the band's formation back in 2010. Now, with an EP and full-length — 2012's Manger du bois — already under their belts, the eight-piece ensemble are set to deliver their second offering of flavourful folk music. Ronds-points (or Roundabouts, for all your Anglophiles) arrives April 15 through Grosse Boite. While you wait, stream the LP in its entirety on Exclaim.ca.

While written over a two-week period at a cottage the band consider their home base in between tours, the album was actually recorded in a more modern setting at Montreal's Treatment Room under the guidance of producers Eric Villeneuve and Gilles Castilloux (Plants and Animals).

Originally titled The Maturity Album as a tongue-in cheek ode to the clichéd statement used by many music journalists when referring to a well-refined piece of music, the band's sophomore effort sounds, well, pretty darn mature, evoking complicated Southern barnyard stompers ("Texas"), epic alt-country jams ("Fromage") and ambitious outback anthems (lead single "Titanic").

Hear for yourself by listening to the album in the player below, which can be found underneath the band's upcoming tour itinerary.

Tour dates:

04/17 Montreal, QC – Cabaret du Mile End
04/24 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/25 Alma, QC – Café Du Clocher
04/26 Joncquière, QC – Côté-cour Café-théâtre 05/02 Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot
05/10 Victoriaville, QC – Pavilion Arthabaska, Haut de la Montagne
05/22 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
05/23 Gatineau, QC – Cabaret le Basoche
05/24 Maniwaki, QC – Chez Martineau
05/31 Saint-André-Avelin, QC – L'Auberge de la Petite-Nation