LITTLE SCREAM SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “SILENT MOON”

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES WITH LOCAL NATIVES CONTINUE THIS WEEK

"This is an artist in flux, in constant motion, searching for answers and finding many in her own music. There is wit as well as whimsy and wonder on Cult Following, a quirky, affecting, richly detailed album that deserves more than its title." - The Guardian

“[Little Scream] … summons up an array of landscapes roiled by clouds of emotion, storms of fury or the blue sky allure of tranquility. The music that results is a very testament to desire and endurance.” - NPR’s Fresh Air

"Bigger, bolder and wholly encompassing in its creation...Cult Following is a brand
new horizon."
- DIY

"Cult Following is beautifully orchestrated, and one of the rare records where the lavish arrangements feel fully in service of the songs, rather than like stage decoration." - Pitchfork


PHOTO CREDIT : Zach Hertzman // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Little Scream (aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer) shares the stunning new video for “Silent Moon” from her album Cult Following. Directed by Kaveh Nabatian and starring underground drag queen from New Orleans Neon Burgundy, the video illustrates the longing found in the lyrics ‘Silent moon I’d like to know / Why on earth you have to go / When I need you / And I need you more/ When the day comes round’.

WATCH AND SHARE “SILENT MOON” HERE

Of the inspiration behind the video, Laurel says, “I started writing the song ‘Silent Moon’ while in Hong Kong working on a film script in 2014 after seeing Tsai Ming-liang’s film The Wayward Cloud. The song and video were both inspired by a scene in that film where the main character sneaks into a reservoir at night, turns into a sea creature, and sings to the moon.”

Little Scream’s North American tour with Local Natives continues this week. Full tour dates can be found below. Cult Following is available now on CD and LP from Dine Alone or from your favourite digital outlet. In addition, her protest anthem “People” can be purchased here, with all proceeds going to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “PEOPLE” HERE

STREAM OR PURCHASE “PEOPLE” HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Mar 21 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater *
Mar 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
Mar 24 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom *
Mar 25 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre *
Mar 26 Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford *
Mar 27 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine *
Mar 29 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom *
Mar 30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom *
Mar 31 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
Apr 03 Covington, KY – Madison Theater *
Apr 04 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note *
Apr 05 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater *
Apr 07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s *
Apr 08 Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
Apr 11 Missoula, MT – The Wilma *
Apr 12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House *
Apr 14 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Apr 15 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Apr 16 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club
* w/ Local Natives

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LITTLE SCREAM ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR WITH LOCAL NATIVES

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TOUR DATES WITH LOCAL NATIVES BEGIN MARCH 16 IN TORONTO AT DANFORTH MUSIC HALL

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “PEOPLE” HERE

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"This is an artist in flux, in constant motion, searching for answers and finding many in her own music. There is wit as well as whimsy and wonder on Cult Following, a quirky, affecting, richly detailed album that deserves more than its title." - The Guardian

“[Little Scream] … summons up an array of landscapes roiled by clouds of emotion, storms of fury or the blue sky allure of tranquility. The music that results is a very testament to desire and endurance.” - NPR’s Fresh Air

"Bigger, bolder and wholly encompassing in its creation...Cult Following is a brand
new horizon." - DIY

"Cult Following is beautifully orchestrated, and one of the rare records where the lavish arrangements feel fully in service of the songs, rather than like stage decoration." - Pitchfork


PHOTO CREDIT : Zach Hertzman // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Beginning March 14, Little Scream will bring her soulful dance party from coast to coast on a month-long run of shows with Local Natives. Of the tour, Laurel Sprengelmeyer writes, “I’m so happy to announce these upcoming dates with Local Natives. Not only do they make beautiful music, they work for beauty in this world all around. Come join the #loveathon.”

Little Scream’s 2016 album Cult Following is available now on CD and LP in the Dine Alone Records store and via your favourite digital outlet. In addition, her protest anthem “People” can be purchased here, with all proceeds going to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

STREAM OR PURCHASE “PEOPLE” HERE

Cult Following sees Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Aaron and Bryce Dessner from the National, Owen Pallett, and Kyp Malone all make guest appearances on the album, but the world they inhabit is entirely Little Scream’s. Her voice acts as a tour guide through lush sonic landscapes carefully constructed with her creative partner, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, and while the duo - alongside their heady cast of collaborators - dance across myriad moods and styles, what runs through Cult Following to its core is a sense of giddy creation and joyous experimentation in the face of an increasingly frightening world.

Sprengelmeyer says she began conceiving of Cult Following while visiting a friend in a small intentional community in northern Brazil that was on the verge of becoming a cult. “People were running around reading auras, interpreting each other’s dreams, and ‘living on light’ instead of eating — which was as compelling as it was absurd. I became very aware of the entropy of belief. You could feel the magnetism of ideas take shape and pull people into their center like a black hole… a thing so filled with light that its own gravity means that none of it can escape.” That experience laid the groundwork for Cult Following, a lush, expansive, retro-leaning gem.

WATCH “LOVE AS A WEAPON” HERE

LITTLE SCREAM TOUR DATES
Mar 16 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall*
Mar 17 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*
Mar 18 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
Mar 19 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live*
Mar 21 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater*
Mar 22 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel*
Mar 24 Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom*
Mar 25 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre*
Mar 26 Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford*
Mar 27 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine*
Mar 29 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom*
Mar 30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom*
Mar 31 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*
Apr 03 Covington, KY – Madison Theater*
Apr 04 Columbia, MO – The Blue Note*
Apr 05 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater*
Apr 07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s*
Apr 08 Omaha, NE – Slowdown*
Apr 11 Missoula, MT – The Wilma*
Apr 12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House*
Apr 14 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
Apr 15 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Apr 16 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club

*w/ Local Natives

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LITTLE SCREAM SHARES POLITICALLY CHARGED B-SIDE FROM CULT FOLLOWING

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE TRACK WILL BENEFIT ACLU AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “PEOPLE” HERE

STREAM OR PURCHASE “PEOPLE” HERE

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"This is an artist in flux, in constant motion, searching for answers and finding many in her own music. There is wit as well as whimsy and wonder on Cult Following, a quirky, affecting, richly detailed album that deserves more than its title." - The Guardian

"Bigger, bolder and wholly encompassing in its creation...Cult Following is a brand
new horizon." - DIY

"Cult Following is beautifully orchestrated, and one of the rare records where the lavish arrangements feel fully in service of the songs, rather than like stage decoration." - Pitchfork

 

PHOTO CREDIT : CHRISTOPHER WAHL

With the current political climate being what it is, the time is right for Little Scream (aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer) to share a B-Side from her latest album, Cult Following. Though written several years ago, the sentiments in “People” still hold true for today. The song premiered today courtesy of Stereogum, who called the track “a battle cry.”

“When I sang the simple, earnest chorus ‘Come on, people! What's wrong with us, people?!’ I wasn't self editing, just letting myself have a moment of pure unguarded frustration with the apathy, privilege, and cynicism of my generation,” says Sprengelmeyer. “Like many of us, I was wondering where the protest movement was in the face of the longest war in US history. Black Lives Matter hadn't yet come to the fore, and Occupy Wall Street hadn't yet found a voice that could reach into mainstream media. At that time I was listening to a lot of 70s era Gil Scott Heron, Marvin Gaye, and John Lennon, and I was wondering what was so different about their time and ours, why lyrics like 'give peace a chance' found an audience then, but seemingly couldn't now.”

“People” didn’t make the cut of Cult Following simply because the timing wasn’t right and it didn’t fit anywhere on the record. “That all changed for me last week,” says Sprengelmeyer. “When simplistic rhetoric and misleading sloganeering helped award a sociopathic demagogue the highest office in my home country, I heard a collective sigh of exasperation, and it resembled something like 'Come on, People!!!' What more could we say?”

The is available to stream or purchase everywhere with all proceeds benefitting ACLU and Planned Parenthood.

LISTEN TO AND SHARE “PEOPLE” HERE

STREAM OR PURCHASE “PEOPLE” HERE

 

Out now via Dine Alone Records, Cult Following sees Mary Margaret O’Hara, Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, Aaron and Bryce Dessner from the National, Owen Pallett, and Kyp Malone all make guest appearances on the album, but the world they inhabit is entirely Little Scream’s. Her voice acts as a tour guide through lush sonic landscapes carefully constructed with her creative partner, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, and while the duo - alongside their heady cast of collaborators - dance across myriad moods and styles, what runs through Cult Following to its core is a sense of giddy creation and joyous experimentation in the face of an increasingly frightening world.

Sprengelmeyer says she began conceiving of Cult Following while visiting a friend in a small intentional community in northern Brazil that was on the verge of becoming a cult. “People were running around reading auras, interpreting each other’s dreams, and ‘living on light’ instead of eating — which was as compelling as it was absurd. I became very aware of the entropy of belief. You could feel the magnetism of ideas take shape and pull people into their center like a black hole… a thing so filled with light that its own gravity means that none of it can escape.” That experience laid the groundwork for Cult Following, a lush, expansive, retro-leaning gem.

WATCH “LOVE AS A WEAPON” HERE

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