Yesterday, Little Scream premiered her brand new single “Love As A Weapon” with esteemed musical tastemaker Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, writer, and visual artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer (a.k.a. Little Scream), says of the song, “I was thinking of classic pop songs, how a good one can lift you out of a fog like nothing else. This is a song of rebellious joy, for dancing and crying and starting over, again and again.” “Love Is A Weapon” is available for purchase now via iTunes HERE.
Little Scream has an exciting few months ahead. In addition to signing with Dine Alone in Canada and Merge Records for rest of world, she will be on the road across North America on tours with Operators and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down beginning February 17 and including SXSW. Full tour dates can be found below.
Little Scream’s 2011 debut album, The Golden Record, received a glowing 8.1 on Pitchfork, which deemed 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 named Little Scream one of the best new acts to follow at SXSW, saying her record evoked “hints of the divine.”
More details on Little Scream’s much anticipated sophomore album will be announced shortly.
Photo Credit: Rachel Granofsky
PRAISE FOR LITTLE SCREAM
“...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 - Sainte-Therese, 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 ^
July 22-25 – Oro-Medonte, ON – Wayhome Festival
(*) w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
(^) w/ Operators
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