Social Cinema

When three Wichita friends, Austin Engler and brothers Griffin and Logan Bush formed Kill Vargas in 2013 as young teenagers, they couldn't have guessed that they’d all be still performing together a decade later. Along the way, the trio would cross paths with Nebraskan band, Death Cow, featuring Mari Crisler and Reed Tiwald. Between sharing bills and sleeping on each other's couches after shows while on the Midwest DIY scene grind, they would become inseparably close, and eventually join forces as five during lockdown in 2021, under the new name Social Cinema.

Whether it’s due to their years as touring musicians, gradually honed songwriting and stylistic ambitions from scrappy, garage-y roots, or some combination of all of the above, Social Cinema makes an immediate impression with seasoned beyond their years songwriting chops and a road-hardened work ethic and resolve to match. Since their formation, the band has issued four EPs and a number of singles highlighting the outfit’s multifaceted songcraft prowess, and has toured extensively, sharing bills with the likes of Metric, Saint Motel, Slothrust and more.

Most recently, Social Cinema dropped an album-length singles compilation featuring all 2023 releases aptly titled ‘It’s Nice To Meet You.’ The band has striven to introduce themselves and all that they’re capable of to their broadening audience through each individual release, exploring new facets of their sound and songwriting abilities, while also paying homage to their midwest DIY roots.