Sweet Apple is an American rock band formed in 2010.
The band's music has been described as power-pop, garage, post-punk, psychedelic and hard-rock. Sweet Apple has been called an "indie supergroup." Petkovic, in an interview with Rolling Stone, described the group as "almost like a clubhouse," to explain the various guests that have appeared on the band's recordings, including Mark Lanegan and Robert Pollard (which whom Petkovic played with in Guided by Voices).
Sweet Apple has released five 7-inch singles and three albums, including "Sing the Night in Sorrow," due out in 2017. "Sing the Night in Sorrow" is the follow-up to Sweet Apple's 2014 album, "The Golden Age of Glitter," which was hailed by Mojo, Esquire, NPR, Rolling Stone and USA Today.
The members of Sweet Apple reside in three different locations: Cleveland, Ohio, Amherst, Massachusetts and Brattleboro, Vermont. The distance separating the members made practice impossible and resulted in the band's first live performance doubling as its first practice. Sweet Apple's debut occurred on March 18, 2010 at Threadgill's in Austin, Texas—at the invitation of Roky Erikson, for the psychedelic legend's 8th Annual Ice Cream Social at South by Southwest.
The Austin Chronicle, writing about the event, "a Detroit-rock style outfit Sweet Apple was as immediate and memorable as the free ice cream."
The quartet, which expands to a quintet for live performances, has released a number of music videos.