Greta Van Fleet, one of the most exciting up-and-coming rock bands making music today, will release From The Fires, an eight-song double EP on November 10 through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Earlier this week the band was named Best New Artist at the Loudwire Music Awards and just yesterday praised by Rolling Stone on their October 2017 “10 Artists You Need To Know.”
From The Fires will feature four brand new Greta Van Fleet recordings as well as the four critically-acclaimed tracks from the band’s break-out EP Black Smoke Rising, including “Highway Tune,” the band’s first single that has spent eight consecutive weeks at #1 on the Canadian Rock Radio charts, setting the record for most weeks at #1 for a debut single. Black Smoke Rising hit number one on the Canadian iTunes rock chart and has remained in the top 10 consistently for 12 weeks. The four new tracks were recorded last month at Rust Belt Studios in Detroit and produced by the same duo that produced Black Smoke Rising earlier this year, Al Sutton and Marlon Young.
According to the band’s vocalist Josh Kiszka, compiling the four Black Smoke Rising tracks with the four new recordings made for an ideal grouping. “All eight of these songs share a theme of basic humanity,” said Kiszka.
From The Fires will be available both digitally and as a physical disc. For those fans that have already purchased the Black Smoke Rising tracks via iTunes, they are invited to complete their From The Fires double EP at a special price.
The cover art for From The Fires was conceived by Josh who said, “When we were all kids, our extended families and friends spent part of every summer together at a place called Yankee Springs. We were out in the middle of the woods, and every night, we’d sit around a campfire, play music and tell stories. I always loved that as it reminded me of ancient times when people would gather around the fires with the tribes’ elders telling fables of wisdom and courage, passing down human history. That concept is where the cover art and title come from.”
Greta Van Fleet – vocalist Josh Kiszka, brothers Jake (guitar) and Sam (bass, keys) and family friend Danny Wagner (drums) – are currently on tour in the U.S. having sold out every one of its headline shows through to the end of the year.