Connan Mockasin announces first full-band album, Jassbusters, shares “Con Conn Was Impatient” video: Watch

The video includes footage from the record's companion film, Bostyn ‘N Dobsyn

Connan Mockasin Photo by Sam Kristofski Jassbusters Bostyn n DobsynCon Conn Was Impatient
Connan Mockasin, photo by Sam Kristofski

    New Zealand psych pop singer-songwriter Connan Mockasin has announced a new album, Jassbusters. Set for an October 12th release via Mexican Summer, the record is Mockasin’s third overall but first with a full band.

    Jassbusters is also a concept album, built around a fictional band of music teachers led by an instructor named Bostyn. In fact, the eight-track effort is designed to be listened to after watching Mockasin’s accompanying five-part melodramatic film about the imaginary musicians, Bostyn ’n Dobsyn. The movie follows Botsyn, played by Mockasin himself, and his prized student, Dobsyn, portrayed by Mockasin’s childhood neighbor Blake Pryor. Taye Digg’s brother Gabriel also makes an appearance.

    Both the film and album were created in the summer of 2016, with the former being filmed in Los Angeles and the latter coming together at Paris’ Studios Ferber. As a first taste of both, Mockasin has shared the video for the Jassbusters track “Con Conn Was Impatient”, which features footage from Bostyn ’n Dobsyn. Check it out below.


    Pre-orders for Jassbusters are now live. Find the album art and tracklist below.

    Jassbusters Artwork:

    Connan Mockasin Jassbusters album cover artwork

    Jassbusters Tracklist:
    01. Charlotte’s Thong
    02. Momo’s
    03. Last Night
    04. You Can Do Anything
    05. Con Conn Was Impatient
    06. B’nD
    07. Sexy Man
    08. Les Be Honest

    Mockasin has also announced an international tour called “Connan Mockasin presents Bostyn ’n Dobsyn with Jassbusters”. Set for this fall, you can find the docket below.

    Connan Mockasin 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Vista Theatre
    10/12-14 – Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze
    10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Castro Theatre
    10/17 – Toronto, ON @ The Royal Cinema
    10/19 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
    10/22 – Berlin, DE @ Babylon
    10/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Bremen Theater
    10/25 – Paris, FR @ Café De La Danse
    10/26 – St. Gallen, CH @ Palace
    10/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    10/29 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle
    10/30 – Gent, BE @ Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
    11/01 – Glasgow, UK @ New Auditorium (GRCH)
    11/02 – Manchester, UK @ The Dancehouse Theatre
    11/03 – London, UK @ The Barbican
    11/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr
    11/10 – Santiago, CL @ Fauna Primavera
    11/11 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Personal Fest
    11/14 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Fabrique Club

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