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Cosmo Jarvis

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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Cosmo Jarvis

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Albums by
Cosmo Jarvis

Top Songs by
Cosmo Jarvis

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

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