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Cosmic Guilt - September 2021

Cosmic Guilt - September 2021 Photo Credit: Bob Sweeney
September's Artist To Watch is the local band, Cosmic Guilt.

The band recently were featured in an Unprecedented Session, the local music collaboration between XPN/The Key, Cherry-Veen Zine, and Powercycle Productions.

The psych-folk-rock supergroup recently released two songs, with a full length album pending. They play Johnny Brenda’s on Sept 4.

Spearheaded by Scantron’s James Everhart, the expansive country / rock supergroup Cosmic Guilt arrives this summer with a melancholic heartbreak tune in the form of “Cautious Lovers” and a search for new meaning on “Sun In Your Eyes.” The band is a ten-piece expanse featuring members of Ruby The Hatchet, Levee Drivers, Dull Blue Lights and more, and fans of Arcade Fire, Yusuf / Cat Stevens, Neil Young, and of course Scantron and Low Cut Connie will get into their music. Backed by Josh Aaron, Jared Loss, Kyle Perella, Jillian Taylor, George Murphy, Tyler Yoder, Jillian Willis, Hannah Taylor, Todd Fausnacht, the band is an undeniable supergroup of some of Philly’s most treasured alt / roots rock players. On the The Key, Emily Herbein writes
Photo credits: Paige Walter