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

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