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"Pop music shouldn't always get a bad rap," says Top Pops!
, a recurring selection of indie pop highlights across a selection of styles, updated every month to keep you on your dancing toes. This month, the delightfully mysterious Connan Mockasin
presents new tracks alongside soulful female musicians Tei Shi
and My Midnight Heart
, while Belgian Fog
, and Jungle.
offer up more.
If you know what's good for the inner reaches of your unknown mind, get privy to to the music of indie pop's mysterious Connan Mockasin. His upcoming LP, Caramel
, is an 11-track record of his spin on lo-fi, almost Ariel Pink-esque bedroom pop -- but Mockasin's spin is always a bit of a strange one. In his singularly cryptic way, he has described the new album's premise, saying, "It starts with the dolphin leaving, and the boss who is so in with love with the dolphin is sad, and then it kicks into the new album, and he is happier. But there’s a car race and a crash." Those of you who have heard his last record, Forever Dolphin Love
, will understand the reference. Those of you who haven't... GET ON IT
; he made it because his mother told him to. True fact.
My interview with him will be published shortly -- but in the meantime, enjoy these two tracks or stream the entire record
, out November 5th on Mexican Summer!
Photography by Jen Carey
31 October, 2013