Connan Mockasin @ Brooklyn's Glasslands in January (more by PSquared)

Te Awanga, New Zealand-based psychedelic pop weirdo Connan Mockasin will be arriving stateside next month for a handful of performances at SXSW 2013--with a BV day party included. He'll also be returning to North America in late-April for a proper tour with eccentric Australian artist Kirin J Callinan. That tour includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on May 7. Tickets for the Chicago show go on sale this Friday (2/28) at 10AM CST. All dates are listed at the bottom of this post.

Mockasin's most recent effort, Caramel, hit US stores back in November via Mexican Summer. It's decidedly more funky than his debut LP Forever Dolphin Love, but retains his oddball pop sensibility. You can check out videos for Caramel's "I'm The Man, That Will Find You" and F.D.L.'s "It's Choade My Dear" alongside his 2014 tour schedule, below...

Connan Mockasin - "I'm The Man, That Will Find You"

Connan Mockasin - "It's Choade My Dear"

Connan Mockasin -- 2014 Tour Dates
Fri 03/14/14 The Mohawk Austin TX (Windish Day Party)
Fri 03/14/14 Swan Dive Austin TX (Mexican Summer evening showcase)
Sat 03/15/14 Red 7 (free BV Day Party) Austin TX
Mon 04/28/14 Rock & Roll Hotel Washington DC *
Tue 04/29/14 Boot & Saddle Philadelphia PA *
Wed 04/30/14 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA *
Thu 05/01/14 Bowery Ballroom New York NY *
Fri 05/02/14 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY *
Mon 05/05/14 Lee's Palace Toronto ON *
Wed 05/07/14 Empty Bottle Chicago IL *
Thu 05/08/14 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN *
Sun 05/11/14 Barboza Seattle WA *
Mon 05/12/14 Electric Owl Vancouver BC *
Tue 05/13/14 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR *
Thu 05/15/14 The Independent San Francisco CA *
Fri 05/16/14 Echoplex Los Angeles CA *

* w/ Kirin J Callinan

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