Happy Tooth & Dug Premieres Music Video for New Single "Always A Threat"
After five years of its members pursuing countless solo and side projects, the six members of Columbus indie hip-hop group Happy Tooth & Dug have united once more to release their sophomore EP All in Your Head on Monday, September 30th. The EP announcement comes alongside a music video for the EP’s brand-new lead single “Always A Threat” by Tiera D Photo, which can be seen below right now.
Formed in 2015, the band released W.H.Y.G.O.D.W.H.Y. to underground acclaim, followed by a slew of local and regional performances, including clubs and festivals throughout the midwest. Comprised of two emcees suitably named Happy Tooth and Dug, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Liptak, lead guitarist Eric Dixon and rhythm section Phil Effingham and Corey Blaies, the group performs a dark, yet hopeful blend of contemporary hip-hop mixed with the band’s indie-rock roots.
Happy Tooth & Dug’s latest release All in Your Head was built from the ground up, around Effingham’s guitar riffs, with each member filling in the blanks as the riffs evolved to songs. Lyrical themes, though often dark and addressing hard-to-discuss topics, are personally enough to be relatable, with a hint of optimism hiding under the surface.