Little Scream is the stage name of American-born, Montreal-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and artist Laurel Sprengelmeyer. Her debut album The Golden Record was released on Outside Music in Canada and Secretly Canadian elsewhere on March 15, 2011. Her musical style has been described as a blend of folk, pop and art rock.
|Birth name||Laurel Sprengelmeyer|
|Born||Iowa, United States|
|Origin||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Genres||Folk, Art Rock|
|Instruments||Violin, Piano, Guitar|
|Labels||Secretly Canadian, Outside Music, Merge Records, Dine Alone Records|
|Associated acts||Arcade Fire, The National, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Driftless Sisters|
Laurel Sprengelmeyer was born in Iowa, where she studied piano and violin as a child. After moving to Montreal, she connected with well-known Canadian musicians, including some from Arcade Fire, Thee Silver Mt. Zion and The National, who would later collaborate on her debut album. Little Scream is also a visual artist, using her own oil painting on the cover of The Golden Record.
In January 2016, Little Scream joined Merge Records and Dine Alone Records (Canada) and announced an LP to be released later in the year. The first single, "Love as a Weapon," premiered on February 10, 2016, and the album Cult Following was released on May 6, 2016.
Little Scream is one of the featured artists on the upcoming Red Hot Organization compilation album Day of the Dead produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, covering Grateful Dead's Brokedown Palace alongside Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Caroline Shaw, and Garth Hudson.
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