Mondo Cozmo’s music has all the makings of the soundtrack to the current era and beyond.
He introduces New Medicine with the revved-up snarling rock of “Black Cadillac.” A slithering clean riff snakes around tambourine. On the bridge, everything subsides into a steeple-size chant upheld by handclaps before the affirmation, “I’m alright.” A rush of guitars builds towards the sweeping and soaring “Come On.” Elsewhere, “Generator” climaxes on a glorious chorus of “Come Release Me” bound to be a high point of any and all upcoming gigs.
“Upside Down” tempers a tweaked-out sample and plain-spoken lyrical musings with “a social narrative about watching the news every night” on the edge of an off-kilter guitar solo.
New Medicine is Mondo Cozmo’s second full-length and first release for Last Gang Records.
Digital release date: June 12, 2020
Vinyl: 180 gram on blackTracklisting:
- Black Cadillac
- Upside Down (Album Mix)
- Like a Bird
- Come On
- Drown in Love
- Kicks (Positively Montauk)
- It Fills The Room
- Cigarette (Age of Innocence)