Mondo Cozmo, Fontaines D.C., Wargirl

Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week: City Mouth

May 25, 2020
The Big Beat with Ryan Arnold

Mondo Cozmo is everything that is good and right in rock and roll. The first notes from his album New Medicine due June 12 are just what we need to hear right now! Girl Friday has a killer debut along with Bloxx and Fontaines D.C. Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week is City Mouth with a song that absolutely needs to be on your summertime playlist.The whole show’s playlist is below and available online here. Check out past Big Beat playlists here.

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Your pal,
-Ryan A.


Mondo Cozmo - "Upside Down" from New Medicine due June 12. Pre-order here.

Lime Cordiale - "Robbery"

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - "She's There"

Fontaines D.C. - "A Hero's Death" from A Hero's Death due July 31. Pre-orderhere.

Wargirl - "2069" from Dancing Gold due June 12. Pre-order here.

MAN MAN - "Future Peg"

HAIM - "The Steps" from Women In Music III due June 26. Pre-order here.

Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week: City Mouth - "Sanity For Summer"

Phoebe Bridgers - "Kyoto" from Punisher due June 19. Pre-order here.

Frank Ocean - "Dear April" (Justice remix)

Girl Friday - "Amber's Knees: A Matter of Concern" from Androgrnous Mary due August 21. Pre-order here.

Low Cut Connie - "Private Lives" from Private Lives due October 13. Pre-order here.

Bloxx - "Lie Out Loud" from Lie Out Loud due August 14. Pre-order here.

Nightly - "The Movies"

L7 - "Fake Friends" featuring Joan Jett