NEWS: Montreal's Little Scream announces Canadian tour dates with Plants and Animals.

Montreal-based singer also unveils new live video for The Golden Record's 'The Boatman'.

Toronto -- Coming off of her extensive world tour, Little Scream is set for her first cross-Canada tour since the release of her Polaris Music Prize long-listed debut The Golden Record (full list of dates below).  She will be accompanied by her touring back up band (as featured in this recent video from Brooklyn's The Rock Shop). The singer and multi-instrumentalist has also just released a new video for 'Boatman'. Directed by Ian Cameron, the live audio-video take features a full band, choir, and clavicyclette (piano bicycle) created by Montreal's Spike Taylor.  View the video by clicking here or on the still below.

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
March 1 Toronto | The Great Hall with Barr Brothers
March 15 Austin, | St. David's Historic Sanctuary (SXSW)
March 20 Victoria | Lucky Bar *
March 21 Vancouver | Rickshaw Theatre *
March 22 Seattle | The Crocodile *
March 23 Portland | Mississippi Studios *
March 27 Edmonton | Starlite Room *
Mach 28 Calgary | Rebublik *
March 29 Saskatoon | Amigo's *
March 30 Winnipeg  | West End Cultural Centre *
March 31 Minneapolis | 7th Street Entry *
April 1 Iowa City | The Mill
April 13 Wakefield | The Black Sheep
April 14 Kingston | The Grad Club
April 28 Montreal | Casa del Popolo


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another list that Halifax didn't make