Social Nous

Social (adj.): “Relating to society or its organization”
Nous (noun): “Common sense or intellect”


Originating in St. Paul, MN, Social Nous defines themselves through the sounds they produce. With influences ranging from Zeppelin and Floyd to Radiohead and the Gorillaz, their music uniquely encompasses aspects stemmed from many different genres. Each member adds a distinct individual ingredient to create their whole sound, embracing dissimilarity.


Griffin Roseland, bass, grew up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. From a young age Griffin has embraced his unique approach and understanding of the world. Once introduced to music, there was no turning back. With over 8 years of training on both bass and electric guitar, Griffin brings a style to the low-end of Social Nous very few have seen before. Writing intricate songs referencing his favorite psychedelic influences, Griffin expands the way the band looks at music. His constantly moving bass lines, and aspiration for all things EDM make him the perfect fit to the experimental group.


Sawyer Unzelman, lead guitar/vocals, from Becker, MN, has emerged the next Bob Dylan of songwriting. As the main lyricist of Social Nous, Sawyer has found a way to show his perspective on life through commentary on society, culture, and politics. Taking a couple years of lessons to get him started, Sawyer has been reinventing both the design and the way we play the electric guitar. His clothes suggest he’s been plucked out of the 70’s but his playing is something of the future.


Mac Kuschel, vocals/rhythm guitar, hails from Edina, Minnesota. His love for music came when he moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan with his family at the age of 12. Growing up in an international community, Mac has learned to use music as a form of understanding the foreign life around him. Mac has been trained on voice and guitar for roughly 5 years. He has gained a great appreciation for all genres and utilizes aspects of each to create a unique playing and writing style for Social Nous.

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