Sweet Tooth (band)
Sweet Tooth (band)
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Sweet Tooth is an American rock band that formed in San Diego, CA in 2017. The group consists of Trevor Barber (bass guitar, synths, keyboard, vocals), Jacob Schrimpf (lead vocals, guitar) and Kevin Bingham (drums, vocals).
They have released six studio singles: Finger (2019), Foreign Man (2019), Light Years (2019), A Brief Note on Man and Animals (2019), Wind Me Up (2020), and Sweet Sick Love (2020).
Trevor Barber and Jacob Schrimpf met in La Jolla, CA in 1999; they were 10 and 7, respectively. Six years later, in 2005, they met Kevin Bingham who had just transferred to join them at Cathedral Catholic High School. They remained close friends until 2017 when they convened in what they referred to as The Dojo. The Dojo was the transformed bedroom of bassist and vocalist, Trevor Barber, and it was the place where they would soon decide to create lofty goals and vow to never become journeymen musicians.
In 2018, the group played through San Diego's independent music scene with shows at The Casbah, The Belly-Up, The Holding Company, Quartyard, Soda Bar, Winston's and they finished the run with a Kaaboo Discovery Tour win and a Kaaboo Del Mar performance.
In the summer of 2019, Sweet Tooth was featured by SoundDiego, an NBC/Universal produced show, and local FM radio station 91X, and was subsequently invited to perform at Ocean Beach music venue, The Holding Company.
Sweet Tooth began its journey into the studio in late 2017.
Demo EP Chum (2017)
The band met in south San Diego to record a 3-song live demo shortly after dining at Aunt Emma's Pancakes in Chula Vista. It was there that the demo EP Chum was recorded, in the underground Earthbound Studio.
Demo EP Caviar (2018)
Sweet Tooth, looking for a more refined radio-worthy approach, partnered with grammy award-winning producer/engineer Alan Sanderson for their first studio single Light Years, which was recorded and mixed at Pacific Beat in Pacific Beach, CA. The band would have a second go at this song with a new producer months later.
The group were unsure about the "poppy" sound that they achieved with Sanderson and decided to trust the services of producer/engineer Daniel Sonic Bourget for their second studio single Finger, which was recorded and mixed at Studio West in Rancho Bernardo, CA and was originally released under the title Sunday Best. Sweet Tooth entered the studio again for their third single Foreign Man, and thus completed their first studio demo EP Caviar, which they released on Bandcamp and used as leverage to gain a social media following. With Bourget, they achieved the gritty surf rock feel they were after.
Singles: A Brief Note on Man and Animals (2018), Wind Me Up (2020) and Sweet Sick Love (2020)
In the winter of 2018, the group sought out Sanderson to record A Brief Note on Man and Animals, penned by drummer Kevin Bingham.
As summer came to a close in 2019, the band entered Bourget's new home studio, Ronin Studios, to record a new song, co-written with Digital Lizards of Doom frontman, Gabriel Valentin.
But before they released it, the band dove back into Ronin Studios to record their first Alt-Pop single Sweet Sick Love, co-written by Jacob's college friend, Jordan Straubel, with synth and sub work by DJ/producer Brendon Andrade, a cousin of Kevin Bingham.
- Jacob Schrimpf – vocals, guitars (2017–present)
- Trevor Barber – bass guitars, vocals, keyboards, synths (2017–present)
- Kevin Bingham – drums, percussion, vocals (2017–present)
In the media
- Varga, George. "KAABOO Discovery Tour show at Quartyard will feature Lindsay White, Desert Rhythm Project, Sweet Tooth, Sophia Dion". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2020-06-14.
- "KAABOO Discovery Tour At The Ouartyard". KPBS Public Media. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
- "AD Talks to Sweet Tooth in the Kaaboo Del Mar Interview Series". Spreaker. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
- Kyle, Kelli (2018-07-09). "San Diego rock band Sweet Tooth plays for chance to perform at KAABOO". The Coast News. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
- "VID: SoundDiego LIVE's OB Sweet Spot". NBC 7 San Diego. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
- "The Only Music You Need To Hear This Friday". Savage Thrills. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
- "Sweet Tooth create high energy indie pop-rock". IndieCentralMusic. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
- Sweet Tooth facebook page
- Sweet Tooth on sound cloud
- Sweet Tooth on spotify
- Sweet Tooth: Music
- Sweet Tooth | Discography | Discogs
- San Diego rock band Sweet Tooth plays for chance to perform at kaaboo
- Sweet Tooth | San Diego Reader
- Sweet Tooth on youtube music
- Sweet Tooth youtube channel
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