Little Scream (aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer) has a new album on the way and she's finally detailed the thing. Cult Following, her first album for Merge Records, features 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 is credited as her creative partner, having assisted with the music. She's also unveiled her video for 'Love as a Weapon,' which was directed by Dan Huiting.

"This video is a glimpse into my stream-of-consciousness brain," Huiting said. "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!"

Cult Following is out May 6 via Merge. Find the tracklist and all tour dates 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:
  • 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