LITTLE SCREAM SIGNS TO DINE ALONE RECORDS
ACCLAIMED MONTREAL-BASED ARTIST PREPARES FOR UPCOMING ALBUM
CATCH LITTLE SCREAM ON UPCOMING TOURS WITH OPERATORS AND THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN BEGINNING FEBRUARY 17
Photo Credit: Rachel Granofsky
Montreal based multi-instrumentalist, writer, and visual artist LITTLE SCREAM is more than pleased to announce her signing with Dine Alone Records in Canada and Merge Records (Arcade Fire, Caribou, Destroyer) for the rest of the world for a new LP to be released later this year. "I'm genuinely amped and honored to be working with Dine Alone,” says Laurel Sprengelmeyer (aka, Little Scream). “My new record is a crazy beast and I can't think of a better home for it. Me and the Dine Alone staff are gonna go shoot off some bottle rockets and drink Ten High out of dixie cups later on to celebrate."
Long listed for the Polaris Music Prize in 2011, her debut album, The Golden Record, received a glowing 8.1 on Pitchfork, which considered it "a stellar debut...[and] a perfectly mixed bag of graceful folk, coiled pop, and expansive art rock". NPR dubbed it "an absolutely captivating record", including it on their Best Albums of 2011 list, and the New York Times evoked its "hints of the divine", naming her one of the best new acts to follow at SXSW.
Little Scream toured extensively with The Golden Record, playing numerous opening and headlining performances in North America and Europe, including a tour with Sufjan Stevens that saw her play to a sold out crowd at Massey Hall as well as dates with Beirut, Jose Gonzales and Sharon Van Etten.
More details on Little Scream’s sophomore album will be announced shortly. Until then she’ll be on the road across North America on tours with Operators and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down beginning February 17. Full tour dates can be found below.
PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN RECORD
“...an absolutely captivating record. It's got a lot of push and pull: It's very powerful, very delicate, very dreamy and meditative, but also very poppy and catchy. -- Robin Hilton, NPR
"Little Scream seeks many elusive things on her wisely idiosyncratic debut album, “The Golden Record” (Secretly Canadian). There are distant lovers, fading memories, hints of the divine and, most of all, feelings that words can’t possibly describe. Perhaps that’s why her music mutates from song to song, and often within them. She can be gentle and folky or muster mock-classical strings and flute; she overdubs herself into a hearty campfire choir or an ethereal descant. She can be stark and electric like P. J. Harvey or gather up a grand, handmade anthem like Arcade Fire...” – Jon Pareles, NEW YORK TIMES
“...a stellar debut...Sprengelmeyer sounds both worn from experience and inspired by something she can't yet imagine, the peripatetic sort who's old enough to be wise but young enough to be adventurous. That's the great thread that runs through this album, a perfectly mixed bag of graceful folk, coiled pop, and expansive art rock....The Golden Record is the document of a real-life wanderer who sings about drift and regret, dreams and reality...infinitely approachable and enjoyable welcome by an artist who sounds like she's here now, for the duration.” – Grayson Currin, PITCHFORK
“4.5 stars...flitting between scaled-down folk music and lush, widescreen panoramas of sound...This is an absolute beast of a debut.” – Andrew Leahey, ALLMUSIC.COM
“The Golden record is a moody, bold, artful declaration” – EXCLAIM!
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Feb 17 - Waterloo, ON - Starlight *
Feb 18 - Hamilton, ON - The Casbah *
Feb 19 - London, ON - Call The Office *
Feb 20 - St. Catharines, ON - Detour Music Hall *
Feb 24 - Laval, QC - Bar Le Cha-Cha *
Feb 25 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual Nightclub *
Feb 27 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club *
Apr 09 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall ^
Apr 11 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground ^
Apr 12 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^
Apr 13 - New York, NY - Webster Hall ^
Apr 15 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^
Apr 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts ^
Apr 17 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry ^
Apr 18 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle ^
(*) w/ Operators
(^) w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
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