Like unpausing your favorite movie or series, a story will often resume right when you need it to.
After quietly impacting alternative rock during its renaissance, Sugartooth shake off a two-decade slumber and return with music as urgent and undeniable as anything from their heyday. Founding members Marc Hutner [vocals, guitar] and Josh Blum [bass] return with their third full-length and first album since 1996, the aptly titled Volume 3.
Sugartooth originally materialized in Los Angeles in the midst of the early nineties. Marc and Josh along with Tim Gruse (guitar) and Joey Castillo (drums), formed the group after meeting each other in the Los Angeles music scene while playing in separate groups. Sugartooth quickly signed a contract with Geffen Records, and the band's self-titled debut was released in 1994. Grinding it out in the local scene, they unveiled their self-titled full-length debut, Sugartooth, in 1994. “Sold My Fortune” famously popped up in an episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, while the guys shared the stage with everyone from Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rage Against The Machine to Slayer.
Marc and Josh along with the Dust Brothers notably contributed fan favorite “Tortured Man” to Howard Stern’s blockbuster Private Parts and its accompanying Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
Volume 3 was recorded in 2022 with Michael Jerome stepping in for Joey on drums. The album was produced by Grant Curry, mixed by Alain Johannes, and mastered by Greg Calbi. It will be released in the beginning of 2023.
Sugartooth's Sold My Fortune was nominated for Best New Artist Clip Of The Year in both the Rock and Hard Rock/Metal categories at the 1994 Billboard Music Video Awards.
After tracking a song for the Rolling Stones album Bridges To Babylon with the Dust Brothers, Bass Player Magazine did it's best to manifest Josh's dream of officially joining the band.