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Connan Mockasin Shares Nine-Minute Long New Song “Charlotte’s Thong”

Jassbusters Due Out October 12 via Mexican Summer

Sep 19, 2018 Photography by Sam Kristofski
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New Zealand's Connan Mockasin is releasing his third album, Jassbusters, as well as an accompanying film, Bostyn 'n Dobsyn, on October 12 via Mexican Summer. Previously he shared a video for its first single, "Con Conn Was Impatient," which was also a clip from Bostyn 'n Dobsyn. Now he has shared the audio for another song from the album, the nine-minute long "Charlotte's Thong." Listen below, followed by Mockasin's upcoming tour dates.

The album is the follow-up to 2013's Caramel, although in 2013 Mockasin teamed up with England's Sam Dust (who records as LA Priest and is the former frontman of Late of the Pier) to form Soft Hair.

Bostyn 'n Dobsyn was directed by Mockasin, was filmed in a Los Angeles disused hair salon over 10 days in July 2016 but took Mockasin 20 years to develop, and is Mockasin's first publically released film. The film is about a fictional music teacher, Bostyn (played by Mockasin), and his student, Dobsyn (played by Mockasin's childhood next-door neighbor, Blake Pryor). The film also features Gabriel Diggs from Celebrity Family Feud.

A previous press release says Jassbusters is "the concept of a record made by a band of music teachers, fronted by Bostyn." It was recorded live in August 2016 (less than a month after filming Bostyn 'n Dobsyn) at Studios Ferber, in Paris, and is Mockasin's first album to be recorded with a band. The album took one week to record, but was then recorded live again and filmed for the end scenes of Bostyn 'n Dobsyn. The album is designed to be listened to after watching the movie.

Connan Mockasin Tour Dates:

Thu. Oct. 11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Vista Theatre
Fri. Oct. 12 - Sun. Oct. 14 - Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze
Mon. Oct. 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
Wed. Oct. 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Royal Cinema
Fri. Oct. 19 - Montreal, QC @ Le National
Mon. Oct. 22 - Berlin, DE @ Babylon - SOLD OUT
Tue. Oct. 23 - Copenhagen, DK @ Bremen Theater - SOLD OUT
Thu. Oct. 25 - Paris, FR @ Café De La Danse - SOLD OUT
Fri. Oct. 26 - St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
Sun. Oct. 28 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Mon. Oct. 29 - Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
Tue. Oct. 30 - Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
Thu. Nov. 1 - Glasgow, UK @ New Auditorium (GRCH)
Fri. Nov. 2 - Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre
Sat. Nov. 3 - London, UK @ The Barbican
Wed. Nov. 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr
Sat. Nov. 10 - Santiago, CL @ Fauna Primavera
Sun. Nov. 11 - Buenos Aires, AR @ Personal Fest
Wed. Nov. 14 - Sao Paulo, BR @ Fabrique Club

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