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?
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?
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.