Connan Mockasin. Photo Credit: Jen Carey
Photo: Jen Carey

New Zealand’s Connan Mockasin will be hitting Bottom of the Hill this Wednesday with Oakland’s experimental lo-fi duo Disappearing People and San Francisco’s electro pop project Faux Canada.

Connan Mockasin (born Connan Tant Hosford) just released Caramel in November via Mexican Summer. The new album is a spacey psych pop sensorium, wherein Mockasin wails and waxes on human sensuality. Recorded over a month in a Tokyo hotel room following a family crisis, Caramel pursues the same velvety texture as the word inspires – he maintains that he wrote the album to sound as smooth as the word suggests.

The live performance promises to be as unpredictable as is true to Mockasin’s form. His shows forego set lists in pursuit of an original performance every time. Rather, Connan Mockasin sets out to cater to each city’s audience.

Grab your advance tickets via Bottom of the Hill’s website and check out a track from Caramel below in the meantime.

Connan Mockasin, Disappearing People, Faux Canada
Bottom of the Hill
January 15, 2014
9 pm, $10 in advance, $12 at door