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.

Frank TV Captures Little Scream Live in Washington’s Wilderness

Local Seattle video producers Frank TV caught up with Little Scream while they were in town earlier this month. Above you can watch Little Scream perform “The Lamb” amidst the Washington state wilderness lit by just a scant string of lights and flashlights floating around. It’s a simple set up, but one that works to glorious effect. Little Scream has a few more live dates before years end. Catch em in Washington DC, Philly, and New York in the coming weeks. Full info on those dates HERE.

 

 

Little Scream Performs for La Blogotheque

Back in June Little Scream recorded the songs “Cannons” and “Boatman” in a Toronto park for the original La Blogotheque series. Turns out that the bpm in “Boatman” is fast enough to really get your heart rate up! Add it to your workout mix right now!!!

Little Scream Tours North America in November. Work Drugs Remix “The Heron and the Fox”

In October, Little Scream will once again take to the North American highways in support of their debut album The Golden Record. Little Scream will be supported on most dates by Partisan recording artist BOBBY. You can check out the full dates on our tour dates page.

You can also watch Little Scream’s recent performance with La Blogotheque HERE. It’s a beautiful serenade as Laurel brings the full band, performing as they stroll through Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto. And click on the link below to hear the new remix of “The Heron and the Fox” by Philadelphia’s Work Drugs which RCRDLBL says “sparseness is replaced with soft-focus indie pop that tweaks Laurel Sprengelmeyer’s voice into the realm of contemporaries like Nite Jewel.”

LISTEN: Little Scream “The Heron and the Fox (Work Drugs Remix)”

 

Little Scream Performs on MTV Hive

 

MTV’s great new music site MTVHive just posted a great recent session with Little Scream in which she performs “The Lamb.”

 

 

AUDIO

Cannons by Little Scream

TOUR DATES

11/12/14
Kingston, ON - Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

11/15/14
Wakefield, QC - WuFest! @ The Black Sheep Inn  w/ Pony Girl, Giant Hand

See all upcoming shows

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