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Cosmo Jarvis

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Singer, songwriter, and filmmaker Cosmo Jarvis has earned a devoted following for his witty, often satiric tunes about the foibles of relationships and contemporary life, often rooted in personal experience, as well as his own self-produced videos and short subjects that have given his work a global online audience. Harrison Cosmo Krikoryan Jarvis was born on September 1, 1989 in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Jarvis' family relocated to the United Kingdom when he was young, and he grew up in Devon in Southwest England. Jarvis began writing songs when he was only 12 years old, around the same time he began making short films using a VHS video camera. While Jarvis' early videos were little more than documentation of pranks played with his friends, with time he began constructing more complex narratives, and similarly his songs began to evolve, ranging from folk-inspired acoustic guitar pieces and elaborate pop tunes to tongue-in-cheek hip-hop tracks. At the age of 16, Jarvis quit school to focus on his creative work, and in 2009 he wrote and produced his debut album, an 18-song set called Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch, which was released by the British indie label Wall of Sound. The album combined Jarvis' observational tunes with a cycle of songs reflecting the emotional turmoil of his parents' stormy relationship. Humasyouhitch/Sonofabitch received enthusiastic notices from the British music press, but it didn't sell especially well, and Jarvis teamed with 25th Frame for his second release, Is the World Strange or Am I Strange? A track from the album, "Gay Pirates," became an Internet sensation after Jarvis' low-budget video for the song was endorsed in a Twitter post by actor and author Stephen Fry, and subsequent airplay helped make the second album a commercial success. While continuing to tour, write songs, and record music, Jarvis has also been writing and directing a feature film, provisionally titled The Naughty Room. ~ Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
Cosmo Jarvis

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Albums by
Cosmo Jarvis

Top Songs by
Cosmo Jarvis

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  2.   Sure as Hell Not Jesus
  3.   Love This
  4.   Tell Me Who to Be
  5.   Jessica Alba's Number
  6.   Think Bigger
  7.   Is the World Strange or Am I Strange?
  8.   Gay Pirates
  9.   The Talking Song
  10.   Train Downtown
  11.   Clean My Room
  12.   I Don't Wanna See
  13.   What's Wrong With Betty ? (Part 1)
  14.   Why Do Angels Make Me Cry ?
  15.   Whatever
  16.   Sunshine
  17.   Lacie
  18.   Wrong Kind of Happy
  19.   The Wave That Made Them Happy
  20.   Let Me out of My Head
  21.   Blame It on Me
  22.   Kate Was 'Ere
  23.   Gone, Like You
  24.   Mel's Song
  25.   Jupiter's Falling
  26.   Jack
  27.   Friend of the Devil
  28.   Good Citizen
  29.   Wealth Care
  30.   She Doesn't Mind
  31.   Road Closed
  32.   My Day
  33.   Dave's House
  34.   Betty
  35.   You Got Your Head
  36.   Wild Humans
  37.   The Royal Fuckup
  38.   Sort Yourself Out
  39.   She's Got You
  40.   Problems
  41.   Mummy's Been Drinking
  42.   Lost
  43.   Get Happy
  44.   Girl in the French Film
  45.   The Girl from My Village
  46.   Hopeless Bay
  47.   Screw You Moon
  48.   Sunshine + Dandelions
  49.   Maxine
  50.   He Only Goes Out On Tuesdays
  51.   Crazy Screwed Up Lady
  52.   Lonely Stroll
  53.   Goodnight Everyone

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