Q&A: Mondo Cozmo Hits The Road After Fourth Stellar New Track

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Philadelphia native Josh Ostrander is starting off a jam-packed 2017 with a bang. Formerly known as the Eastern Conference Champions singer, Ostrander is making a name for himself in his exciting new project, Mondo Cozmo.  

Out now on Republic is “Sixes and Sevens,” accompanied by a visually stimulating montage by photographer Travis Shinn. In this emphatic fourth track, Mondo Cozmo adds serious grit to his typically wide-ranging rock sound. Post-punk and indie rock fans alike will feel right at home.

You can find Ostrander with a full band around the country this coming festival season–he’s slated to play Boston Calling, Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, and Firefly. Also, catch him at local shows below:

  • 1/31 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
  • 2/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
  • 2/2 – New York, NY – SoHo House
  • 3/1 - West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour

We asked Josh a few questions about his new project. His answers may be oddly concise, but the music speaks for itself.

OTW: Congrats on “Sixes and Sevens,” super jam-my! What was the inspiration for the song?

MC: Depression

OTW: As we all know, you are owning a completely anti-genre sound. Can you tell us why & how various elements came together to make the Mondo Cozmo sound what it is today?

MC: Boredom

OTW: Why is Mondo Cozmo a better reflection of you & the musical direction you’re headed, as opposed to Eastern Conference Champions?

MC: I don’t have to answer to anybody

OTW: Give us a little visual description of what someone can expect at your live show. 

MC: Sold out

OTW: Is there a general theme/narrative to your upcoming album? 

MC: Hit$. Hope.

OTW: What’s the ultimate goal for Mondo Cozmo? 

MC: Not landscaping.

OTW: Who are 3 up & coming artists you’re watching & why?

Sego–They’re better then your band.

Twin Peaks - “Wild Onion.” Fuckin’ hit.

Archawah - “Jungles,” my arch-rival songwriter.

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