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Two Nights of Soulful Psychedelic Pop with Connan Mockasin

January 8th, 2014

Connan Hosford recorded his first solo album—under the name Connan Mockasin— because “my mum forced me to make a record.” Forever Dolphin Love (stream it below) came out in 2011, and its winning psychedelic pop earned comparisons to Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd. The album also led to touring Australia and New Zealand with Radiohead and Hosford working with Charlotte Gainsbourg. When his father had a heart attack, the singer-songwriter returned home to New Zealand to spend time with him. After a while, Connan Mockasin (above, doing “I’m the Man, That Will Find You” for Studio Brussel) took off for Tokyo and holed up in a hotel room for a month working on his second album, Caramel (stream it below). Released two months ago, the Guardian enthusiastically says it sounds like an “LSD binge in a sleazy motel, or an elf covering a Barry White album, or maybe even a rom-com set on Mars.” Find out how great it sounds live when Connor Mockasin plays Mercury Lounge tomorrow and Glasslands on Friday night.