When Josh Ostrander says “music is my life”, he means it in the most literal of terms. He's been making/releasing music since 2000, constantly aiming to stay true to who he is while also finding new ways to challenge himself. His latest project, Mondo Cozmo, is a perfect example of just that. The debut album, Plastic Soul, showcases an understanding of pop sensibilities while never compromising his love for his guitar. The live show exists on a separate plane but is crucial to the Mondo Cozmo experience. On stage, Ostrander is a rock star in every sense of the word.

For the latest edition of the 405 Exchange podcast, Ken Grand-Pierre spoke to the artist about coming to terms with having to start anew, the origin story of Mondo Cozmo, and having a band of brothers on the road. Check out their conversation below, along with the video for 'Automatic'.

“If there’s a mountain that has to be climbed, I’m going to fucking climb it.”

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