S.M. Wolf is a psychedelic power-pop band based in Indianapolis and fronted by Adam Gross, an elementary school teacher by day. Initially forming as a solo recording project to commemorate the 2013 vernal equinox, S.M. Wolf quickly became a band with the addition of Rachel Enneking, Ben Leslie, Melanie Rau, James Furness, and Bryan Unruh. The band initially released two EPs, a 7" on In Store Recordings and a cassette on Jurassic Pop. The band's first LP, Neon Debris, was co-released by both of their previous labels with the lead single being released on lathe-cut 7" by Joyful Noise Recordings. On their second full length, Bad Ocean, the band reaches deeper into their kitchen sink of musical instruments and presents lyrics that are more vulnerable and personal than on previous records while still maintaining the same fuzzed-out pop hooks that they're known for.