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Speed Queen

by Little Scream

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Dear Leader 05:24
Switchblade 04:58
Disco Ball 03:25
Still Life 04:05
Speed Queen 04:49


released October 25, 2019

All songs produced by Little Scream (Laurel Sprengelmeyer)
and Mike Dubue (2, 4, 5), Pietro Amato (1, 3, 6, 7, 10), Lisa Iwanycki (8)
Additional production by Mike Dubue (6, 8), Corwin Fox, Pietro Amato (all songs), Lisa Iwanycki (2, 4, 5), Richard Reed Parry (1, 5, 9), Marcus Paquin (6, 7)

Engineered by Mike Dubue, Pietro Amato, Corwin Fox, Marcus Paquin, Francis Bélanger Lacas
Additional engineering by Laurel Sprengelmeyer, Christian Carrière, Erin Flynn

Mixed by Marcus Paquin in The Bridge
Additional mixing by Corwin Fox at Hidden Well Studios
Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering

Cover art:
Back and front photos by Zach Hertzman, hand colorized by Laurel Sprengelmeyer
Inside photos by Zach Hertzman and Laurel Sprengelmeyer, colorized by Laurel Sprengelmeyer
Graphic design by Daniel Murphy

Laurel Sprengelmeyer: lead vocals and guitar (except for guitar on 7 and 9), concertina (2), additional keyboard/synth (1, 7)
Pietro Amato: piano (6), synth and Wurlitzer (3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10), additional synth (2, 5)
Lisa Iwanycki: keys (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8), back vox (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Pascal Delaquis: drums (all songs except 6), percussion
Marcus Paquin: bass (1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10), guitar (7), drums (6), additional synth (7)
Mike Dubue: bass (4, 5, 8), synth (2, 4, 5)
Richard Reed Parry: vocals and guitar (9), synth (1)
Stuart Bogie: saxophone (3, 10)
Robbie Kuster: marimba (8)
Mishka Stein: additional bass (6)
Corwin Fox: additional percussion (4, 8, 10)
Don Cummings: Rhodes (5)

This album was recorded in 2018–2019 on unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory in Studio Quyon, on land of the K’ómoks and Tla’amin Nation in Studio Hidden Well, and in studios Skybarn, Mixart and The Bridge on traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka.

Special thanks to Lisa Iwanycki-Moore: psychic song secretary, Pietro Amato: special song spaceship, Pascal Delaquis, Marcus Paquin, Michael Dubue, and Richard Reed Parry for making things more beautiful. To Laurie Torres. Sheenah Ko. Mark Wheaton. Evan Tighe. Keturah Johnson. Cynthia Tauro. Thanks to Michael Feuerstack for letting me raise our song child in a home-schooled kind of way. To Erin Flynn, Emma Baxter and Gillian Barr. To my PEOPLE band including Erin Lang, Andrew Barr, Pauline Delassus, Lisa Hannigan, Rozi Leyden, Kate Stables, Patrick O’Laoghaire, Benjamin Lanz and all the PEOPLE people including YOU MARY HICKSON, Nadine and Tom Michelberger, Bryce and Aaron Dessner. To Christina Rentz, Laura Ballance, Mac McCaughan, Wilson Fuller, Katy Clove, Nick Cain, Mirla del Rosario, Daniel Murphy, Lisa Logutenkow, Michael Powell, Sean Andernacht, Andrew Roach, Amy Eligh. To Zach Hertzman, Stephanie Weber Biron, Marie-Lyne Tarabulsy. Jessica Cohen. Kat Karberg. To all the people who have supported me on the road by letting me support them, especially: Lizzie Powell, Local Natives, Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, Leif Vollebekk and Beirut. This album is for and with thanks to Shannon Walsh, Hajra Waheed, Jess Robertson, Ruby “let’s not discuss how right I am” Ashtar. Mikel Durlam, OMS, Keensies, Quinny, Heather O’Neill, Andrea and Hans. For Lily Stelamaris Sprengelmeyer, Noratorius, BuzzCo, NealCo, Judy and Auni for trekking through Croatia and Kosovo with me while I was writing this album and to the beautiful family we found there. To Caroline, Ev and Suz, DaveCo, Sophia and Emerson for lyrical inspiration. Welcome, Frankie!


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Little Scream Montréal, Québec

Little Scream was born in a cabbage patch on a dusty fall day. She learned how to play guitar from an Aerosmith's greatest hits songbook and is currently learning to sing from Michael Bublé youtube videos. She likes orange sorbet but hates craft beer and fast driving on residential streets. ... more

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