New Music Show Preview w/ Mondo Cozmo, Brent Cobb & more! - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Last week our show was headlined by some big names (Kings of Leon, The Pretenders, Sting). This week, we have our fair share of familiar names (Phish, Dawes, Nick Cave) but the excitement really comes from some new discoveries.  Here’s a few things well sample on the show …

“Shine” by MONDO COZMO

Mondo Cozmo is the solo project of a guy named Joshua Ostrander. Joshua was the leader of the band Eastern Conference Champions.  On his own he’s tapped into something that is unique and pretty captivating.  “Shine”, his new song, offers hopeful vision on an anthemic sonic palette.  It’s one of the songs that could easily gravitate to a much larger audience … just remember where you heard it first.

“Solving Problems” by BRENT COBB

Georgia-born and Nashville-based, Brent Cobb comes from a musical family and welcomes the spotlight of his new album Shine On Rainy Day.  His cousin, Dave Cobb, has made a name for himself as a producer for the likes of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson.  Dave and Brent team up for this new release, but the strength of the album comes from the songwriting.  Brent for years has helped pen songs for country music superstars, yet he’s saved some of the best for himself.

First Impression Artist: DRUGDEALER

Songwriter Michael Collins is a contemporary artist, but the soul of his music is truly from another era. Think ‘70s New York City singer-songwriter scene or even Laurel Canyon counterculture.  Simply stated, he’s an old soul and you’d have to think his music is highly influenced by the likes of Carole King, George Harrison and Harry Nilsson.  Under the moniker Drugdealer, Michael offers up his debut album called The End of Comedy.  It’s easygoing in its approach and beautiful in its execution, as we’ll hear tonight.

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