Nicole Dollanganger – “Angels Of Porn (II)” Video

Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger is about to release her new album Natural Born Losers, an album Grimes apparently loves so much she started a new sort-of-but-not-really record label just to put it out. (There has been some online speculation that Dollanganger is actually Grimes’ new alter ego, and their voices do sound a lot alike, but unless it’s an insanely elaborate hoax with seemingly very little payoff, the evidence suggests that Dollanganger is indeed a real person.) We’ve heard one song from the record already, “You’re So Cool,” and now we’re hearing another, “Angels Of Porn (II)”, a reworking of an acoustic track from Dollanganger’s 2014 Bandcamp release Observatory Mansions. The new fleshed-out electric guitar and organ version is an odd mixture of sweet and sour, with Dollanganger’s unsettling lyrics made even more unsettling by her plaintive babydoll vocals. The VHS-style video, directed by Dollanganger herself along with Kevin Jenkins and Matt Tomasi, features a bunch of leather-clad guys hanging out by an empty baseball field, messily eating desserts and making out, occasionally at the same time. Watch and listen below.

Dollanganger is also opening for Grimes on an upcoming North American tour, and you can check out dates for that below.

10/24 Santa Ana, CA @ Growlers Beach Goth Party Festival
10/26 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
10/27 Portland, OR @ Wonder
10/28 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/31 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/02 Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan
11/07 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
11/09 New Orleans, LA @ Republic
11/10 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
11/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/16 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/21 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/22 Toronto, ON @ Danforth
11/25 Chicago, IL @ Metro

Natural Born Losers is out 10/9 via Eerie Organization. Pre-order it here.