Little Scream enlists Sufjan Stevens, members of Arcade Fire and The National for new album Cult Following

Plus, check out the video for "Love as a Weapon" and her upcoming US tour dates


For her 2011 Polaris Music Prize-nominated debut The Golden Record, Montreal-based singer/multi-instrumentalist Little Scream enlisted the talents of Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry and Sarah Neufeld, The National’s Aaron Dessner, and Silver Mt. Zion’s Rebecca Foon, among others. Now, Little Scream, born Laurel Sprengelemeyer, is gearing up to release a similarly star-studded follow-up in Cult Following.

Due out on May 6th through new label Merge Records, the 12-track effort counts Sufjan Stevens, both Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Sharon Van Etten, Arcade Fire member and violinist Owen Pallett, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, and Mary Margeret O’Hara as guest collaborators. Parry, who co-produced The Golden Record, again contributes, this time credited as her “creative partner.”

In February, Little Scream previewed the upcoming record with “Love as a Weapon“, a single that saw the songwriter explore the more “pop” side of her folk pop sound. “I was thinking of classic pop songs, how a good one can lift you out of a fog like nothing else,” she explained. “This is a song of rebellious joy, for dancing and crying and starting over, again and again.”

Along with today’s album details, she’s let loose the song’s accompanying music video, directed by Dan Huiting (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Colin Stetson). Check it out below.

Cult Following Artwork:

little scream cult following Little Scream enlists Sufjan Stevens, members of Arcade Fire and The National for new album Cult Following

Cult Following Tracklist:
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

In support of Cult Following, Little Scream will tour the US next month, including dates alongside Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Yuck, and Land of Talk and festival sets at PanoramaWayHome, and Eaux Claires.

Little Scream 2016 Tour Dates:
04/09 – Toronto, ON @ 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, DC @ 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, QC @ Theatre Fairmount #
05/12 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
05/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right #
05/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
07/07-09 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
07/22 – New York, NY @ Panorama Music and Arts Festival
07/22-24 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music and Arts Festival
08/12-13 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival

* = w/ Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
^ = w/ Yuck
# = w/ Land of Talk