Watching Mongolian Chop Squad, a show about cartoon Japanese teenagers who love and play western rock music, was actually the impetus for creating Cosmostanza.
“The playfulness of anime is reflected in our music,” Moore said. “We’re teenagers right now and just having fun.”
Naturally, much of Cosmostanza’s musical orientation was shaped by their families.
“Both of my parents are super classic rock people,” Moore said. “I remember them playing Pink Floyd, Steely Dan and Beatles albums a lot and when I hear certain songs it takes me right back to those days.”
Aboud’s dad was a Pearl Jam guy, sworn to fly the grunge flag forever.
“My mom had an ear for good pop,” he said. “One song she played by the Bee Gees called ‘Nights on Broadway’ is just incredible.”
Don’t let this single lapse in musical taste influence your opinion about Cosmostanza, go out and hear them tonight.