Mondo Cozmo signs to Last Gang, releases new song

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By Sarah Sigro

On Aug 29, 2019

Alternative songsmith Mondo Cozmo (aka Josh Ostrander) has signed a global deal with Last Gang Records, and released the first single, “Black Cadillac” from his forthcoming album.  

Save/Stream: Mondo Cozmo “Black Cadillac”

“Black Cadillac,” is a revved-up snarling rock track which escalates into a joyous anthem, upheld with handclaps and a gospel choir.  Mixed by Spike Stent (Radiohead, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran) and produced by Lars Stalfors (Cold War Kids, Foster The People, St. Vincent), the song also features Leah and Peter of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on drums and guitars. The band backup vocals were recorded in a dressing room in Indiana, while the gospel choir was added in Los Angeles. 

Mondo says, “The lyrics of ‘Black Cadillac’ were written on tour while the Kavanaugh hearings were being televised. We would watch the hearings in the van on my phone. This was right after I was asked to go speak to Congress on behalf of the MMA legislation which ended in a lunch in the Kennedy Room of the Capitol where there was a small sugar spoon at the table that I wanted to steal.”

Aided and abetted by friends and family, including producer Butch Vig, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dan Wilson, Lars Stalfors and others, Mondo Cozmo is working on his sophomore album, due out next year.