Little Scream | 'The Golden Record' Digital Release

Montreal-based singer and multi-instrumentalist, Little Scream, sees her debut album The Golden Record released digitally today (March 8th) at iTunes Canada. Purchase the album here. What is surely to be considered one of this year's finest debuts, The Golden Record will be released physically in Canada on April 12th by Outside Music. Little Scream will play shows in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City this week before heading to Austin, TX for SXSW next week (full list of dates below). Download The Golden Record's "Cannons" here.
Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer was born in Iowa and raised along the Mississippi River in an "Addams Family meets 700 Club" home where she learned violin and piano as a child. "When my parents divorced, all my mom got out of the deal was a green Chevy pick-up truck. When that truck was dented up in an accident, my mom used the insurance money to bring home a Washburn banjo and the black Fender La Brae I still sometimes play at shows. I spent the following months locked away in our root cellar learning guitar tablature."
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 cast of local talent including Richard Parry, Mike Feuerstack (Snailhouse), Becky Foon (Silver Mt. Zion), Patty McGee (Stars), and Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre). The National’s Aaron Dessner also contributed on “The Heron and the Fox”. It was recorded at City Hall, Montreal and Aaron’s Garage, New York in 2009/2010.

Little Scream Tour Dates
03/10/11 Toronto, ON - CMW Sirius and Billions Showcase at The Opera House
03/11/11 Montreal, QC - Le National w/ Plants and Animals
03/12/11 Quebec, CA - Le Cercle w/ Plants and Animals
03/16/11 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/22/11 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/23/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/24/11 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/25/11 Los Angeles, CA - The Satellite w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/26/11 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/27/11 San Francisco, CA - The Bottom of the Hill w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/29/11 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club w/ Sharon Van Etten
03/30/11 Portland, OR - Doug Fir w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/01/11 Boise, ID - Neurolux w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/02/11 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/03/11 Denver, CO - The Walnut Room w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/04/11 Omaha, NB - Slowdown w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/06/11 Minneapolis, MN - The Cedar Cultural Centre w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/07/11 Milwaukee, WI - The Pabst Theater w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/08/11 Madison, WI - The Rathskellar (University of Wisconsin Madison) w/ Sharon Van Etten
04/09/11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall w/ Sharon Van Etten