Philly super-group Cosmic Guilt made their return to the stage at Brooklyn Bowl Philly, performing a mix of new songs and fan-favorite tracks played in their signature psych-Americana sound.

The ten piece band started with a new tracked titled “Bend the Truth” which will be on their sophomore album set to release this summer. If you looked at the stage, you saw nothing but smiles and dancing amongst band-leader James Everhart and the many musicians as they turned up the harmonies — particularly from Hannah and Jillian Taylor — and stage chemistry on “Greener Eyes.”

Seeing Cosmic Guilt perform feels as if you’ve been invited to their own exclusive friend club or cosmic family gathering. Every member of the ten-piece group (sporting their awesome golden-tasseled Cosmic Guilt vests) expresses so much joy performing with one another. Each of their individual talents perfectly mesh together where no one instrument, or voice outshines another, bringing forth the magic that is Cosmic Guilt. Last night, the energy and grooves put out on stage were mirrored by a packed floor of fans, friends and family happy to be a part of the experience.

Cosmic Guilt | photo by Dylan Eddinger for WXPN

After “Blue Heaven,” they debuted another new track titled “Astral Plane.” Other set highlights included “People Jive Me” which introduced the glockenspiel from Jillian Willis and steel guitar from Xena Kay, and fun grooving “Sun In Your Eyes,” which rolled right into a rocking “Silver & Lead.” the closing track off their self-titled debut album. Towards the end of the set, the band brought out favorites like “Cosmic Guilt,” which sees singer-guitarist George Murphy taking lead, and “Cautious Lovers” before performing their newest single “Queen of The Dream” prompting even more dancing from the stage and crowd.

Cosmic Guilt gives their fans a fresh taste on classic American roots music and their live performances deliver unmatched energy with top tier musicianship. Any fan of live music should put Cosmic Guilt on their radar. We can anticipate another concert around the record release of their upcoming record Palace of Depression, coming summer 2023.

Below, check out a gallery of photos from the show.