Philly-born alternative renegade and punk-rock troubadour Mondo Cozmo will release his mega-anticipated full-length debut album, ‘Plastic Soul‘, on Friday August 4, 2017.

On the album title and song Mondo Cozmo noted:

David Bowie referred to his music as Plastic Soul. I always loved that. I recorded my song ‘Plastic Soul’ the weekend he passed away. And would later go on to release it for free cause of a sample issue. Based on the response of the song it forced the label to get the sample cleared. It was a huge risk on my part that really paid off. When they asked what I was calling the record I said, “Plastic Soul” and everybody just nodded their head.

I hope this album speaks to anyone who is scared to start over. Or overwhelmed by what they could be. This album comes from a real place. I needed to find truth and I found it in the songs. It is an honor to present Plastic Soul.”

The song “Plastic Soul” has become a sought-after gem amongst Mondo enthusiasts after this fall he shared an uncleared version of the song on his Instagram, telling his fans “Due to potential lawsuits we are not permitted to release this song It’s called ‘Plastic Soul,’ was written about David Bowie… If you email my lawyer he will send you a link to get it for free.” The response was exponential, including charting Top 10 on tastemaker radio station KCRW, and the rest is history.

The track album is a dystopic death dream of gospel-size choruses, haunting confessions, grunged-up spirit, wild guitars, keys, and synths. Mondo cut these tracks, while losing his mind in a “shitty Joshua Tree rental house last year” accompanied by only his rescue dog Cozmo (yes he named his band after his dog). His blood, sweat, and tears course through every note. It’s f***ing rock ‘n’ roll with middle fingers up and life on the line, and it sure sounds like it…

Consequentially, the week of Plastic Soul’s release Mondo Cozmo will be taking over Chicago with an official Lollapalooza after show at Schubas on August 2th (ticket here) and then making his Lollapalooza debut on August 4th. These shows come after Mondo has already SOLD OUT every headlining show he has performed including multiple sweaty and packed shows in New York, Los Angeles and this week his debut performance in the UK. See full tour dates below

Mondo Cozmo 2017 Tour
6/24 Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada +
7/14 Forecastle Festival Louisville, KY +
7/16 Festival D’ete International De Quebec +
7/29 Mo Pop Festival Detroit, MI +
7/30 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom^
8/04 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL +
8/02 Chicago, IL Schubas (Lollapalooza Aftershow)^
8/05 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry^
8/06 Omaha, NE Slowdown^
8/07 Kansas City, KS Record Bar^
8/12 Outside Lands San Francisco, CA +
9/16 Waterfront Park Burlington Burlington, VT+
9/12 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
9/13 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
9/14 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/15 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
9/19 Columbus, OH The Basement
9/20 Indianapolis, IN HiFi
9/22 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
9/23 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
09/24 Life Is Beautiful Las Vegas, NV +
09/26 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
10/17 House of Blues New Orleans, LA *
10/20 Music Farm Columbia Columbia, SC *
10/21 Mavericks Jacksonville, FL *
10/23 Baltimore, MD Soundstage^
10/24 Charlotte, NC Underground^
10/25 Atlanta, GA Terminal West^

^ w/Billy Raffoul
+ Festival dates
*w/ Spoon