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Greta Van Fleet says debut album on track for late summer

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Photo by Coachella via YouTube

Greta Van Fleet is reassuring fans that the group’s first full-length album will be out this year, with a late summer release in the works. Guitarist Jake Kiszka told Loudwire, “We’re in the mixing process, so it’s going to be quite soon. We’re wrapping it up, so we’re hoping to release that absolutely this year.”

Bassist Sam Kiszka added, “We had all these songs we wrote three to five years ago that we were just going to put on the album. It very quickly became all new material, so I’d say about three-quarters of the songs are songs we wrote in the studio. It just happened very quickly, we got everything done in two weeks.”

Greta Van Fleet played in Michigan clubs for six years before rocketing to the top of the rock radio charts last year with “Highway Tune.” The track is taken from the Black Smoke Rising EP. Their latest single is the title track.

The band will wrap up a spring headlining tour this week with a three-night stand in Detroit on Tuesday (May 22nd), Wednesday (May 23rd) and Friday (May 25th).

Story source: Loudwire

FAST FACTS:

  • Greta Van Fleet was formed in Frankenmuth, Michigan in 2012.
  • The band consists of 21-year old vocalist Josh Kiszka, his 21-year-old brother Jake on guitar and 18-year-old sibling Sam on bass, along with longtime family friend Danny Wagner — also 18 — on drums.
  • The band is named after Frankenmuth resident Gretna Van Fleet, who gave them her blessing.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Greta Van Fleet perform “Black Smoke Rising” at this past April’s Coachella Festival: