No one has been carrying the torch for swaggering, blues-driven rock ‘n’ roll these days like Michigan upstarts Greta Van Fleet. And it’s one they sure don’t seem too eager to pass off anytime soon.
The band will release a new double EP, From the Fires, on Nov. 10 that will feature one disc of four new tracks and another four-song disc that reassembles their studio debut, the Black Smoke Rising EP, which includes their breakthrough radio hit “Highway Tune.” That song topped Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock and Active Rock chart earlier this year.
Greta Van Fleet formed in 2012 and were quick to rouse local interest following the release of their 2014 album debut, the concert recording Greta Van Fleet: Live in Detroit, which offered a thundering exhibition of raw, blues-based hard rock. When “Highway Tune” was issued as a single — the band’s first — this year, Billboard reported that “Greta Van Fleet is the first act to top Mainstream Rock Songs in a first visit this year” and that “Highway Tune” was fastest that a band’s first entry onto the chart climbed to No. 1 without the star power of a noteworthy featured guest.
Greta Van Fleet integrated a similar thematic thread between the four new tracks on From the Fires and the familiar ones originally found on Black Smoke Rising. “All eight of these songs share a theme of basic humanity,” frontman Josh Kiszka said in a press release announcing the new EP.
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