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.

Little Scream SXSW Show Update

Hey friendos – very excited to share this info. If you are headed to SXSW, Rawkblog and TwentyFourBit are throwing a very nice gathering at The Liberty on Thursday, March 17th. Little Scream plays at 2pm! It’s also sponsored by one of our favorite record shops, Origami. Punch this into your icals, dudes. You can also click “attending” here on the Facebook event page. Party!

Little Scream Live Video for “The Heron and the Fox” Pre-Order The Golden Record Now w/Instant Download

Premiering today on Gorilla vs. Bear is the revelatory live recording of Little Scream’s “The Heron and the Fox.” Those who question how the rich recording will translate live will be elated – Little Scream’s vocal performance is unreal. Little Scream will touring in the US surrounding SXSW with Sharon Van Etten (dates here).

Recorded in a Montreal station wagon in (very) sub-zero temperatures this past January, “The Heron and the Fox” features Little Scream and back-up singers Ari Swan and Marcus Paquin. The video was shot by Ian Cameron of National Parcs with sound by Cristobal Urbina.

The Golden Record is now available for pre-order at SC Distribution. All pre-orders will receive an instant digital download delivered to their inbox.

Click Here to Pre-Order The Golden Record and Receive an Instant Download

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“Anything but another female singer-songwriter. With production and adding instrumentation from Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire – and members of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, and Silver Mt. Zion amongst the players – Sprengelmeyer’s often-quiet songs build up to cresting, crashing thunderstorms of bold, brutal noise.”
About.com

“Little Scream already sounds like a big star.”
Rawkblog

“With her delicate acoustic guitar, naturally yearning vocals, and waves of underlying echoes, Little Scream

Little Scream joins us! New Album in April, New MP3 now, Tour Soon!

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Great news! Montreal’s Little Scream has signed to Secretly Canadian, and her debut album, The Golden Record, is coming out on April 12th. And not only that, we have the first single, “The Heron and The Fox” to share with you all today as a free mp3 download.

Download “The Heron and the Fox”

Little Scream will be hitting the road in Canada opening for Julie Doiron, hitting Austin for SXSW and playing all across the United States along with Sharon Van Etten. See if she’s playing your city here at the tour page.

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More info about Little Scream and The Golden Record HERE!

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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