Express Live With Mondo Cozmo


Mondo Cozmo might be the best thing about 2017, and he doesn’t even have an album out yet. A new solo project by Josh Ostrander (formerly of Eastern Conference Champions), Mondo Cozmo creates the euphoric, life-affirming music that can instantly make driving along the highway with the windows down feel like an incredible, transformative experience. Ostrander has a unique talent for crafting songs that pick you up out of your own time and place, connecting you with a greater thread that spans age, gender, class, and culture.

If you do one thing today, you need to listen to “Shine,” the first of Mondo Cozmo’s three singles. The track, which recently struck #1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart, kicks off with Ostrander’s throaty, Bob Dylan-esque vocals, “Stick with me Jesus through the comin’ storm / I’ve come to you in search of something I have lost.”

And while the lyrics and mood of the song start with a gospel tone, they quickly swell to this all-encompassing anthem for humanity. “Shine” is a soaring, feel-good, pick-me-up song in the same vein as The Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” (which the artist recently covered in a Jim Eno Spotify Session).

This summer, Mondo Cozmo will take on an epic tour schedule poised to match Ostrander’s own sprawling, colossal sound. The ambitious tour schedule is good for you… because Mondo Cozmo’s live show is an absolute must-see this summer!

Upcoming festivals include Hangout Festival, Sasquatch, Boston Calling Music Festival, Governor’s Ball Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Firefly Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, MO POP FESTIVAL, Lollapalooza, Life Is Beautiful… ok, you get the idea… ALL the festivals. Mondo Cozmo is almost guaranteed to be somewhere near you in the next few months. One word: Go!


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