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Little Scream Announces Star-Studded Merge Debut, Shares “Love as a Weapon” Video

Cult Following Out May 6 via Merge Records

Mar 22, 2016 Bookmark and Share


Today Little Scream (aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer) announced her Merge Records debut, titled Cult Following, out May 6. It features a number of star musicians, including Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, Owen Pallett, TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, and Mary Margaret O'Hara. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry also helped with the music. She also has shared the video for "Love as a Weapon," which was directed by Dan Huiting.

Huiting said the following in a press release about the video: "This video is a glimpse into my stream-of-consciousness brain. When I first listened to the song, I instantly had all these random ideas, like gold painted hands doing ASL, aerial shots of Laurel walking down a snowy barren road, a band performing against a backdrop of light tubes, etc. so I was really excited when Laurel and I were bouncing ideas back-and-forth that she was into all of the crazy set ups I had in mind, and also into the idea that instead of having to explain everything, we would just make these little visual landscapes and let them be what they are, fun and random, because that's what the song feels like to me. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, it's exactly what I pictured in my head!"

Also, she'll be touring through the spring and summer. Tour dates are below.

Cult Following:

01 Welcome to the Brain
02 Love as a Weapon
03 Dark Dance
04 Introduction to Evan
05 Evan
06 Aftermath
07 The Kissing
08 Wishing Well
09 Wreckage
10 Someone Will Notice
11 Silent Moon
12 Goodbye Every Body

Little Scream Tour Dates

04-09 Toronto, Ontario - Adelaide Hall ^ 
04-11 South Burling, VT - Higher Ground ^ 
04-12 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^ 
04-13 New York, NY - Webster Hall ^ 
04-14 Hamden, CT - The Space * 
04-15 Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club ^ 
04-16 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts ^ 
04-17 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry ^ 
04-18 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle ^ 
05-11 Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount % 
05-12 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace % 
05-14 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right % 
05-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom %
07-07-09 Lisbon, Portugal - NOS Alive 2016
07-22 New York, NY - Panorama Music and Arts Festival
07-22-24 Oro-Medonte, Ontario - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
08-12-13 Eau Claire, WI - Eaux Claires Festival

^ with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
* with Yuck
% with Land of Talk



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