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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 03:06 AM
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/listen-to-new-greta-van-fleet-song-anthem/


Anthem
https://youtu.be/D2xar8DwKi0


Anthem", a brand new song from Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET — Jake Kiszka (guitar), Sam Kiszka (bass, keyboards), Josh Kiszka (vocals) and Danny Wagner (drums) — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", which will be released on October 19 via Lava/Republic Records.

Collectively written by all four band members, the ten original songs explore a variety of topics that include fresh starts, love, integrity, innocence, adventure, diversity and peace, the life cycle and its inherent responsibilities, courage, masked deceptions, revolution, and truth. Blending rock, soul and blues, Jake's blazing guitar riffs, Josh's soaring, powerful vocals, Danny's thunderous drums, and Sam's swaggering baselines and keys create a menagerie of musical elements throughout.

"Anthem Of The Peaceful Army" was produced by Marlon Young, Al Sutton and Herschel Boone (The Rust Brothers) and recorded earlier this year at Blackbird Studios in Nashville and Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, Michigan.

The first single from "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", "When The Curtain Falls", arrived at rock radio on August 15 and the song's companion music video has surpassed 3.9 million views.

Music fans were first introduced to GRETA VAN FLEET in March 2017 with the release of the band's debut single "Highway Tune" that held the No. 1 position on U.S. rock radio chart for five consecutive weeks and on Canada's active rock radio chart for nine straight weeks. For GRETA VAN FLEET, 2017 went on to be a wild ride of sold-out concerts in North America and Europe, glowing press, accolades from a slew of fellow artists from Elton John to Nikki Sixx to Justin Bieber, millions of YouTube video plays and Spotify streams, two No. 1 EPs, and most importantly, the genesis of an extraordinary connection with their fans.

"Anthem Of The Peaceful Army" track listing:

01. Age Of Man
02. The Cold Wind
03. When The Curtain Falls
04. Watching Over

05. Lover, Leaver
06. You're The One
07. The New Day
08. Mountain Of The Sun
09. Brave New World
10. Anthem

Asked how the making of the new disc was different to the way GRETA VAN FLEET recorded its first two EPs, "Black Smoke Rising" and "From The Fires", Jake told the DOMKcast: "It has some commonalities, but as far as [how] those two things differ, we had the ability to sit down with all the material that have written and go, 'Okay, now we have the ability to put something together that is a complete thought.' Whereas EPs are just kind of concepts — just short pieces — where now we have something that is one full complete thought.

"Because we'd stopped touring — we had pretty much been rigorously touring for the last maybe year and a half — we had these two weeks where all of this material started to kind of come to us," he continued. "I'd say about 50 percent of the album was material that was spontaneously written within the actual recording process of the album. So we started tracking a bunch of things that we've been writing while recording, and we'd just throw it down at the end of the night and have [basic] tracks to work from.

"In the similar light to 'Black Smoke Rising' and 'From The Fires', there was a collection of material that spanned probably about three years ago and material that was written right on the spot. And as we went along, [we would go], 'Okay, this song kind of fits here, and that leads to this,' and that helped us navigate what we wanted to put on the album."

 

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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 06:39 AM
I really have mixed / conflicting reactions towards this whole Greta Van Fleet band and accompanying hype. They surely are not the first nor the last new band with extreme Led Zeppelin influences or this retro / vintage "classic rock sound". I have no problems with that. I like this retro / vintage rock revival and prefer bands recording their own (heavily influenced) material in stead of those zillion of tribute bands out there. Time will tell if their own songwriting and skills will slowly morph in a more "original" direction or not. All attention seems to go to the leadsingers voice which resembles Robert Plant to the extreme. While hearing their first songs online the band itself didn't impress me (especially the guitar). A few months ago is saw them live. Although i thought "there's really potential there. This is not just a silly hype" i also must admit i really had difficulties with the lead vocals. To be honest when he started singing the first song i really had to laugh and kept on gigling through the whole song. It kinda sound like a chipmunk inpersonating Robert Plant. On the other hand: during the set the guitarist played some very nice solos and the band was tight. Like i said: time will tell.

About this new single: i agree with many reviewers that these calmer vocals "work" but the song itself i don't like very much. Kinda generic. And the song-a-long part has a real cheesy christmas time vibe.

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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 09:07 AM
Say what you will, these guys play instruments, sing and write, all quite well; style is a matter of opinion. I'll keep listening and watching....Imho, I will take this HANDS down over ANYTHING the Grammys choose to tell us is "award winning music" every day of the week...

 

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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 09:16 AM
Can't get into the vocals just not my taste, there is only one Robert Plant.
 

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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 02:10 PM
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Say what you will, these guys play instruments, sing and write, all quite well; style is a matter of opinion. I'll keep listening and watching....Imho, I will take this HANDS down over ANYTHING the Grammys choose to tell us is "award winning music" every day of the week...


Given the option, I will take neither.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2018 at 06:29 PM
This is one of the best bands to come along since Nirvana but to win acceptance on this site are slim and none and slim just left town.It seems that if your band doesn't have that certain Allman/DNA(musical, spiritual,etc.) forget it.If I was that singer in GVF I'd be doing the same thing,sure beats working at Burger King.

 

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  posted on 10/8/2018 at 07:51 AM
Sure it beats working at Burger King, but what does that have to do with if someone enjoys their band. Nobody is telling him to stop doing music and get another job since apparently they are pretty successful at their current job.

I am more than willing to listen to new bands and like plenty that don't have an ABB sound or legacy, I just think GVF is as legit as the Monkees.

Yes they are a rock band with a buzz around them, and it's nice that anyone that is a rock band gets attention in 2018. I don't wish them ill will, I hope they succeed, I just don't find them to be good. The lyrics are horrid and the vocalist is just a Plant clone who doesn't understand all of the nuances of what Plant could do vocally. He's just full on loud screaming 1969 Robert Plant. It's like he heard "Immigrant Song" and decided that's all Plant could do with his voice and ran with it. I'd almost give him a pass if he also didn't copy his stage moves as well.

But hey, they are better than Kingdom Come.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2018 at 02:33 AM
IMO they are fantastic!!!! So what if this kid has incredible vocals as if he is Robert Plant in his prime reincarnated. Use it if you got it! The songs are all fresh and very well written. I haven't heard a single original tune of theirs that I haven't loved yet. They really bring it live too. As long as they keep writing songs like the ones on their 1st two EPs the sky is the limit for them. I have been cranking 'From The Fires' a lot lately and am really looking forward to the new record.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2018 at 11:56 AM
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This is one of the best bands to come along since Nirvana but to win acceptance on this site are slim and none and slim just left town.It seems that if your band doesn't have that certain Allman/DNA(musical, spiritual,etc.) forget it.If I was that singer in GVF I'd be doing the same thing,sure beats working at Burger King.


I think you are missing the point. I go to 40 shows a year ranging from the Tedeschi Trucks Band last night to a band like the Detroit Cobras who I am seeing tomorrow.. I don’t like Greta Van Fleet because I think they are boring and the lead singer is ridiculously derivative. Nothing to do with the lack of “Allman DNA”. You are selling a lot of people opinions short here simply because they don’t agree with you.

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  posted on 10/11/2018 at 03:34 PM
Glad to see a band from my home state have some success. Personally I think the studio stuff I've heard is solid but would like to see them live.
 

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Glad to see a band from my home state have some success. Personally I think the studio stuff I've heard is solid but would like to see them live.



Don't know if you've been up to Frankenmuth but that is where they are from. Having lived really close to there it is something that a rock band would come out of that place. Definitely not a rock and roll town.



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  posted on 10/11/2018 at 04:30 PM
My oldest son and I saw them a couple of months ago and had a great time , fun show .
 

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  posted on 10/12/2018 at 02:56 PM
These guys could absolutely pull off some Fly By Night era Rush convincingly! I dig the Anthem song as well as the first single from the new album. I actually think their songwriting jumped up a notch. Clearly derivative, but I dig 'em.

 

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Don't know if you've been up to Frankenmuth but that is where they are from. Having lived really close to there it is something that a rock band would come out of that place. Definitely not a rock and roll town.



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I have not been there. I tend to avoid towns that promote Christmas all year.

 

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Don't know if you've been up to Frankenmuth but that is where they are from. Having lived really close to there it is something that a rock band would come out of that place. Definitely not a rock and roll town.



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I have not been there. I tend to avoid towns that promote Christmas all year.


Then you obviously haven't been to Christmas, MI in the U.P. You'll want to avoid that.

And Frankenmuth has nothing to do with Xmas. One store there does. It's about German culture. You should go there and have a chicken dinner. You won't need to eat again for a week.

 

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  posted on 10/14/2018 at 06:39 AM
Can't get in to this band.
 
 


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