LITTLE SCREAM

LITTLE SCREAM'S MUSIC is-like her moniker-full of perfectly satisfying contradictions. It is at once familiar and completely distinct; effortlessly absorbing multiple genres into a sparkly and cohesive landscape. From her early days performing with a battered acoustic guitar through a cigarette amp, to her current multi-layered solo act typically combined with a rotating band of all-star musicians; one thing remains true for Little Scream: things are always done in her own weird and wonderful way. Born in Iowa and raised along the Mississippi River in an 'Addams Family meets 700 Club' home, Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer, learned violin and piano as a child. She emerged onto Montreal's music scene at her own pace, appearing and disappearing on stages alongside the likes of Atlas Sound, Stars, The Sea and Cake, and Handsome Furs; all the while slowly crafting the sounds that would become her debut full length: The Golden Record. Co-produced with Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), The Golden Record features Little Scream on guitar, vocals, violin, and keyboard. In typical Montreal fashion, it showcases a healthy slice of local talent including Richard Parry, Mike Fuerstack (Snailhouse), Becky Foon (Silver Mt. Zion), Patty McGee (Stars), and Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre). The National's Aaron Dessner also contributed guitar on the first single, "Heron and the Fox". The title refers to the 1977 Voyager Space shuttle time capsule recording that contains sounds, language and music intended to represent earth. In Little Scream's words: 'It is a poignant if not futile gesture of communication with some form of sentience that might intercept it in the distant future when we are the distant past'. The otherworldly cover of The Golden Record is one of Little Scream's own original oil paintings.

SHORT & SWEET // Little Scream Perform “Cannons” Live at Radio K

The awesome folks at University of Minnesota’s Radio K bring us a new video of Little Scream with an energetic, live performance of “Cannons”! Watch above! To listen to all four songs from the in-studio, head HERE.

WATCH // Little Scream Performs “Your Radio” at Pitchforktv, Reinventing “Canons” at MTV Canada

Little Scream takes us into the weekend with a beautiful performance of “Your Radio” off her album, The Golden Record. Captured by Pitchforktv’s Dan Huiting for their City of Music series, the video takes place somewhere out in the Minneapolis countryside. Watch above or at Pitchforktv.

Laurel recently paired up with BOOOOOOOM and MTV Canada for their Made of Imagination series. They go behind the scenes to explore her intricate looping techniques and work with circuit bending to recreate her song “Canons.” With the help of sound designers and InterAccess, Little Scream basically form a completely new sound. Check out the full story HERE and video below.

Made of Imagination with Little Scream from Free Agency on Vimeo.

Watch Little Scream Perform Live at The Rock Shop

LITTLE SCREAM / THE LAMB / THE ROCK SHOP from GEMSNYC on Vimeo.

GEMS brings us a really stellar video of Little Scream live at The Rock Shop in Brooklyn. Performing “Little Lamb” off her debut album The Golden Record, Laurel and band know how to deliver. It is impossible not to be mesmerized by the seemingly effortless vocals and harmonies. Watching this only leaves you wanting more. Fear not, Little Scream heads back out on tour with Plants and Animals in March.

Like SC Facebook Page To Receive Free Sampler

If you haven’t already, head to Secretly Canadian’s Facebook page to receive a sampler featuring a number of our fine artists, including Little Scream, Damien Jurado and Yeasayer. Two mouse clicks and you can discover the rest. All you have to do is “Like” the page to immediately download 12 new songs for FREE. Those who already “Like” the page can still download too. Just go to the “Free Sampler” tab on the left to get your tunes.

AUDIO

Cannons by Little Scream

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AGENT CONTACT

US:
Steven Himmelfarb, Billions
himmelfarb@billions.com

UK/EU:
Stefan Juhlin, Pitch and Smith
stefan@pitchandsmith.com

Management:
Gillian Nycum, Long Play Management
gillian@longplaymanagement.com