Sweet Apple, the side-project from Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis, it’s a fun little experiment of sorts. Also counting with Tim Parnin (Cobra Verde, Chuck Mosley), John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death Of Samantha, Guided By Voices) and Dave Sweetapple (Witch, Vardlokk), the guys submerge themselves on power-pop goodness, light hearted melodies and an all-around good, fun vibe that’s worth checking out.
Though J Mascis is the most prominent name on the band, he’s not actually writing any of the songs on The Golden Age Of Glitter, the sophomore record by Sweet Apple, following 2010’s Love & Desperation. He just sits behind the drum kit, have fun, and do some guitar solos here and there. Also in the album’s roster is the almighty Mark Lanegan, plus Robert Pollard, from Guided By Voices, featured as guests singers.
Listen to The Golden Age Of Glitter, Sweet Apple’s sophomore album:
The Golden Age Of Glitter will be released on April 8.