POP chatted with frontwoman Laurel Sprengelmeyer about her recent work and love for David Lynch.
Who is Little Scream in 5 words?
Hot pants! Mojo! Emojis! and emotions.
Where are you from and what brought you to Montreal? What made you stay here?
I am from Iowa, and I came for the bagels, mostly.
What have you been working on or keeping busy with recently?
I did back up vocals on a few people’s records, like — Will Butler, Barr Brothers, and a few others maybe I shouldn’t mention in case I don’t make the cut on the record. I’ve been playing and recording with a band called Quiet River of Dust (with Richard Reed Parry). Most recently I’ve been getting ready for my tour next week with Sufjan Stevens. Oh! and I finished a new Little Scream record that will be coming out later this year.
Can you tell us about the very first time you played POP Montreal and your relationship with the festival since then?
It was in 2007 with my all-girl performance art band Ladies Luncheon, a group that was originally formed for a trans guys’ surgery benefit show but continued for awhile due to our relentless enthusiasm and small cult following. We brought cupcakes by the office, which is why I think we got booked. Not long after I started working for the festival. I brought cupcakes by the office and I think that’s why I got hired.
Tell us a few things about the song you chose to play for POP Shots. What is it about?
As were most people in the privileged western hemisphere, I was deeply saddened to hear that David Lynch was leaving the new Showtime remake of Twin Peaks. I wanted to play this Twin Peaks inspired song as a plea to Showtime to shell out the cash to get David back on the show. Listen to me, Showtime, he’s worth it! And we all know what happens when he’s not involved. Season 2.