While buzz has been gathering around young Michigan rockers Greta Van Fleet over the last year, the band has only just now announced their forthcoming debut full length, Anthem of the Peaceful Army. Previewed via the band's official Twitter yesterday, the artwork lines up with the vision created in the band's recent video for lead track "When the Curtain Falls." Today, they've shared another cut from the record, "Watching Over," a mid-tempo jam which serves up retro Seventies-style hard rock with some psychedelic flourishes.
Known for their blend of classic rock, blues and soul, the young gents in GVF claim they owe their recognizable Led Zeppelin and the Who–inspired sound to growing up on their parents' vinyl collection. Three of the four members are brothers, meaning their shared influences are undeniable and tighten their polished and studied sound. The band claim to want to spread "peace, love, and unity" through their music, as exemplified by their hippie-leaning choice in album title.
Anthem of the Peaceful Army will be released October 19th and is available through for preorder via Lava/Public Records here. Official track listing:
1. Age of Man
2. The Cold Wind
3. When the Curtain Falls
4. Watching Over
5. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)
6. You're the One
7. The New Day
8. Mountain of the Sun
9. Brave New World