Mondo Cozmo Talks Rave Reviews From Rod Stewart, Dylan Comparisons and "Shine"


Singer/songwriter Mondo Cozmo dropped by "Out of the Box" with Jonathan Clarke to talk about his new project.

Mondo Cozmo, aka Josh Ostrander, first played under his new moniker last fall. Since then things have happened extremely fast, he says. The band has performed the new song "Shine" on late night TV, they did a flurry of sets at the recent South By Southwest Festival and now they're on tour with Bastille.

"I'm just excited, man," he says. "I'm so humbled and honored..."

Josh tells JC about how he came up with the Mondo Cozmo name after moving on from Eastern Conference Champions, setting up a phone line for fans to leave him direct messages and the merits of playing New York City versus Los Angeles.

Josh also recently recorded a version of "Ooh La La" by Rod Stewart. He says he received great feedback from Stewart's camp and is excited for what may come next.

Watch the full interview above, along with an acoustic performance of "Shine."

Keep up with Mondo Cozmo on tour here.

Here's the official music video for "Shine":

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

Jonathan 'JC' Clarke

ON AIR: Sundays 7PM - 9PM. Jonathan Clarke joined Q104.3, New York's Classic Rock, as an on-air personality in 1997 and continues to be a mainstay there. Also, since March of 2001, he has hosted and executive produced his top rated 'Out of the... Read more


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