- (My Head Is Stuck in The) Traffic
- World I’m Gonna Leave You ∴ ¤
- You Don’t Belong to Me ⊗
- A Girl and a Gun Δ
- She Wants to Run ⊗
- Candles in the Sun ⊗
- Summer’s Gone Δ
- Thank You
- Crying in the Clouds Δ
- Everybody’s Leaving ¤
⊗ – featuring Doug Gillard
Δ – featuring Rachel Haden
∴ – featuring Mark Lanegan
¤ – featuring Robert Pollard
SWEET APPLE, the rock ‘n’ roll band featuring J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr., Heavy Blanket),Tim Parnin (Cobra Verde, Chuck Mosley), John Petkovic (Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha, Guided By Voices) and Dave Sweetapple (Witch, Eerie), will release their new album, Sing the Night in Sorrow, on July 28 via Tee Pee Records. SWEET APPLE collaborated across several state lines to create the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2014 release, The Golden Age of Glitter, hailed as “throwback power pop that should soothe the soul of just about any riff-loving rock fan” by Esquire and one of the “Best Albums of 2014” by ABC News. Now, the band reveals the album art and track listing for Sing the Night in Sorrow.
Given the band’s geographical reach — its four members live in Massachusetts, Vermont and Ohio — it’s no surprise that SWEET APPLE’s inner circle has expanded outwards onSing the Night in Sorrow. The group has confirmed that guest musicians who have contributed to the LP include Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age),Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), Rachel Haden (Haden Triplets) and Doug Gillard(Guided by Voices, Nada Surf). Meanwhile, Stephen McBean (Black Mountain, Pink Mountaintops) will join the band on second guitar for upcoming live dates. Sing the Night in Sorrow‘s cover art features “it girl” Chelsea Debo, who recently starred in Lana Del Rey’s “Love” video.
“The themes of ‘Sing the Night in Sorrow’ explore abandonment and desolation that reflect both the left-for-dead urban landscapes of places like Cleveland and the forgotten small towns of New England — places crawling with drugs and ghosts and people that have been left behind,” offers Petkovic. “A number of songs on the record have “abandoned” or “ruins” type themes. It’s also reflected in music on the album which breaks down equally between the loud noise of the city and the softer elegiac songs of the town.”
Sing the Night in Sorrow also explores themes such as longing and escape, darkness consumed by endless daylight, love amid lovelessness, faulty memory, alienation and distance. The LP is set to a musical palette that is wide-ranging, mixing atmosphere with impact. Sing The Night In Sorrow rolls out insurgent guitars, glitter-stomp, and orchestrated pop, at once timeless and contemporary.