What’s the best way to get out and away from our desks? Music, drinks, chips, queso and friends. For this edition of GSD&M Presents, local Austin band, SMiiLE, brought the dreamy, psych-pop vibes right to our backyard. It doesn’t get much better than this!

It’s revitalizing to know that SMiiLE is making the kind of pop-inclined yet defiantly eclectic music that made the indie-rock scene so exciting to follow in the 2000s, and you’d be hard-pressed to find any band in the Austin music scene making art-pop that sounds this frenetic, joyous or vital.” Do512

Watch a recap of the performance below!

Pearl Charles is a California native who is flawlessly dreamy with songs that are gritty and honest. She recently stopped by GSD&M to perform an intimate set in our backyard and we’re still jamming her latest tunes.

“Charles’ record takes cues from movements all over the American map. There are hints of southern folk, alt-country, Midwest Americana and West Coast acid rock.” —Pitchfork