I had to post something on this band I ran across yesterday. What is appearing to be a weird trend, is that I find a new band that sparks my interest and then I start learning about their history and music and check live dates. The weird trend is that on more than one occasion after checking the tour dates for my new discovery, I find out that they played my town LAST NIGHT! What?
So is the case with Greta Van Fleet. I missed them playing the Tractor Tavern in Seattle the very last evening. This discourages me but then after seeing the show was sold out and there were many people enjoying this band makes me have some solace.
I’ve written a few paragraphs and haven’t mentioned Led Zeppelin yet, so let’s get that out of the way. When you hear this band the comparisons will rise to the top rather quickly. Now this sounds like a rather common goal for new bands jamming together. I am sure most start out this way but then realize it’s a slippery slope, which rarely can be obtained or sound too carbon-copied. With Robert Plant turning down $800 million offers to tour with Led Zeppelin, you can easily see the appeal here.
Greta Van Fleet have created new original songs with the reference to the golden gods but it doesn’t go over like a lead balloon. The band has 3 brothers and that seems to be a good equation for bands. We know the 2 brothers is more of a short term fight (see Oasis, Kinks, etc.) but the 3 brother seems to add a new level of mediation much needed for longevity.
The first song that pulled me in is “Highway Tune” and putted me right into a state of elation. Then I had to find everything out there by this band and that is why I am urging you to do the same. It is a great reward for your time spent. The voice from that young man on vocals will set you easily in stun-mode. Then you catch the riffs and even a drum solo.
I personally want to thank Greta Van Fleet for being a new, young, ROCK BAND. Rock is not dead. Rock will never die. As a father I know it is part of my responsibility to teach my children about rock, just as it is yours. They may act cool and disinterested but the seed is planted.
After some internet searching this band seems to hail from near Detroit, Michigan and the band name comes from a deviation on a local woman’s name. I urge you to listen and enjoy. Check out there tour dates before it is too late and you realize they played in your town last night and you missed them. Why does this keep happening?
I am looking forward to my next time on the radio so I can rock out to “Highway Tune” and share the love with my listeners.
Greta Van Fleet will release a double EP titled From The Fires to be released on Nov. 10
Approved by Mike @ Spool Going Round