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

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