Posts Tagged ‘Nicole Dollanganger’

April 4, 2018

Though many recent fans of Nicole Dollanganger probably found out about her through her association with her good friend Grimes, we fell for her innovative music long before we saw her opening for Claire Boucher (Grimes) at the Fillmore in San Francisco on Halloween a couple years ago. The Canadian singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist’s wispy voice even reminds us of Grimes, but as you can hear on breathtaking new song Uncle, much of her music leans towards the more dreamy and atmospheric. Uncle is a hypnagogic beauty, an airy drifting, meditative brooding enchanter from her forthcoming album Heart Shaped Bed. The tender and melancholic lullaby, interlaced with delicately mournful keys, is like a heavenly Grimes and Lykke Li pairing. It leaves my heart aching for the arrival of Heart Shaped Bed this summer on Crystal Math. You can also preview four other songs from Heart Shaped Bed or pre-order the full album on Bandcamp, here.

August 18, 2016

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August 17, 2016

Earlier this year, one of my friends was commenting on the fact that Nicole Dollanganger reminded her of Grimes with some of her music. I ended up explaining to her that the two artists are chummy pals, and that Nicole Dollanganger is a Grimes co-signed musician. Unfortunately, when the Canadian singer songwriter opened up for Grimes on Halloween night at the Fillmore in San Francisco, I was only able to catch the very end of her set. I hope I get another chance to see the unconventional and fascinating musician soon. In the meantime, I float away to a new rendition of her song Observatory Mansions, gladly drinking in its full bodied, orchestral vast beauty. Nicole’s wispy drifting vocals mesmerize from within the song’s grand expanse. Observatory Mansions II is a bonus track on a vinyl reissue of some of Nicole Dollanganger’s earlier songs.