Greta Van Fleet is making some of the most exciting – and authentic – rock music around. Earlier today, Loudwire premiered the band’s first-ever music video for their smokin’ single “Highway Tune.” Their four-song debut EP, Black Smoke Rising, is released this Friday, April 21 (Lava Records), and the band will hit the road on May 12 with The Struts.
Greta Van Fleet – four young men, two are 18, two are about to turn 21; three are brothers, two of them are twins, and one best friend, all from the idyllic Michigan village of Frankenmuth (pop. 5000). They write all of their own music; influences are varied, much of it rooted in their parents’ vast vinyl collections – Jimi Hendrix, Tchaikovsky, Robert Frost, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Who, “The Lord of The Rings.” And, in order to play those dates with The Struts, two of the members will have to miss their high school prom.
“Highway Tune” video: