In 2012, the group debuted on Alexis Icon
's Purple & Pink Records imprint with the seething single MixedMedia
. In the subsequent two years, SM released three additional singles and three studio albums (one single, the epic I Am a Goddamned Bird
was released independently).
SM's focused and robust whimsy toward pop has been lauded by local and national press as “daring, refreshing“ (Pittsburgh Music Magazine), “incredibly well-realized” (Independent Clauses), and “music that remains timeless” (Found Sound Music).