16 Songs, 1 Hour, 2 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of this Montreal roots combo’s sixth release translates as High Mass—an apt advertisement for the album’s communal energy, political proselytizing, and transcendental ambitions. Despite the acoustic instrumentation, Les Cowboys Fringants are hardly tethered to folk tradition, investing the klezmer-inspired “8 secondes” and the countrified frenzy of “Symphonie pour Caza” with the foot-stomping fervour you’d find in a mosh pit. This is the sort of LP that’ll give you a hoarse voice from shouting along and a sore elbow from air-fiddlin’.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The title of this Montreal roots combo’s sixth release translates as High Mass—an apt advertisement for the album’s communal energy, political proselytizing, and transcendental ambitions. Despite the acoustic instrumentation, Les Cowboys Fringants are hardly tethered to folk tradition, investing the klezmer-inspired “8 secondes” and the countrified frenzy of “Symphonie pour Caza” with the foot-stomping fervour you’d find in a mosh pit. This is the sort of LP that’ll give you a hoarse voice from shouting along and a sore elbow from air-fiddlin’.

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1:05
4:25
3:07
4:05
3:36
5:24
5:36
2:50
4:49
3:46
3:59
3:31
1:41
3:34
5:54
4:52

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Très Nouveau!

Gerrit.D,

This is probably my favourite Cowboys Fringants album. The music is developed, staying calm, attaining that classic cowboys franticness only when the moment demands it. A lot of great songs and a good meter of just how good and culturally relevant this band is.

Le chef d'oeuvre

elduguay,

Que dire de La Grande Messe qui n'a pas déjà été dit. Les frissons parcourt à maintes reprises le dos tellement la musique et les paroles sont frappantes... Aucun ne peuvent rester indifférent tous y trouveront leur compte. Le groupe a atteint la maturité ce qui est relaté par des comme chansons Plus Rien, Les Étoiles filantes, Si la vie vous intéresse et Si tu penses un peu comme ca qui sont tous simplement percutantes. Tout cela ont conservant cette petite touche personnelle qui définit les Cowboys. 2-3 chansons sont moins bonnes main n'affectent en rien l'impact qu'a l'album...Génial 5/5

super!!

jeffsav24,

tres bon!!

About Les Cowboys Fringants

Bassist Jérôme Dupras, drummer Dominique Lebeau, multi-instrumentalist Marie-Annick Lépine, guitarist Jean-François Pauzé, and vocalist Karl Tremblay formed Les Cowboys Fringants ("the Frisky Cowboys") in the Montreal suburb of Repentigny. Steeped in traditional Quebec folk and politically charged, they're just as much a modern rock band, and they've built a reputation as a major live draw with a fan base that extends to Switzerland and France. Their releases include the albums Motel Capri (2000), Break Syndical (2002), La Grand Messe (2004), L'Expédition (2008), and Que Du Vent (2011), as well as the live DVD En Concert au Centre Bell. ~ Andy Kellman

  • ORIGIN
    Repentigny, Quebec, Canada

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