Dinosaur Jr, Witch and Cobra Verde Supergroup Sweet Apple Hitting the Road

Sweet Apple have announced winter west coast tour dates in support of their debut album Love & Desperation (Tee Pee Records).

The light-hearted, heavy-hitting quartet, which features in its ranks drummer (and Dinosaur Jr. guitarist) J Mascis and members of the bands Witch and Cobra Verde, will team up with Dead Meadow for a string of shows set to kick off on January 11 in Seattle, WA.

Sweet Apple formed out of friendship(s) in December, 2009 when Cobra Verde frontman John Petkovic "got in his car heading eastward" from his Cleveland home after the unfortunate death of his mother, who had endured a long, courageous battle with cancer.

A mid-drive phone call from longtime friend (and bassist) Dave Sweetapple led to an impromptu jam session in Brattleboro, VT that also included Mascis. Soon, the band would add Cobra Verde's Tim Parnin to its ranks (resulting in a formidable three guitar gang) and Sweet Apple was born. The band's debut Love & Desperation was mixed by John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady) and Don Depew (Guided By Voices, Cobra Verde) and is chock full of catchy, driving anthems and upbeat, infectious rock 'n' roll.

Sweet Apple's January Live Schedule Is Shaping Up As Follows:

January 11 Seattle, Wa Tractor Tavern (W/ Dead Meadow)
January 12 Portland, Or Doug Fir Lounge (W/ Dead Meadow)
January 14 San Francisco, Ca Cafe Du Nord (W/ Dead Meadow)
January 15 Los Angeles, Ca The Satellite [Formerly Spaceland] (W/ Dead Meadow)
January 16 San Diego, Ca The Casbah (W/ Dead Meadow)

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