Greta Van Fleet is an American rock band formed in Frankenmuth, Michigan in 2012 by brothers Josh Kiszka, Sam Kiszka, Jake Kiszka and Kyle Hauck. Hauck subsequently left the band in October 2013 and was replaced by Danny Wagner the same year. The band name was created when one of its members heard a relative mention Gretna Van Fleet, a resident of Frankenmuth. The variation on her name for the music group is used with her blessing. In the time Hauck was the drummer, the band recorded and released three songs: "Highway Tune", "Cloud Train", and "Standing On".
In March 2017 the first single "Highway Tune" was released on iTunes. The following month, the band started streaming the track online, and the music video for the song was released exclusively on Loudwire. Greta Van Fleet’s debut EP titled Black Smoke Rising was released in April 2017. Black Smoke Rising was planned to be the first of three EP's which would give rise to a complete album after each one has been released. The band started touring in May 2017 to promote the EP with The Struts.
Last month, Greta released an eight-song double EP titled From the Fires, the second of the EP trifecta. In addition to the four tracks from Black Smoke Rising, From the Fires features the new recordings "Edge of Darkness" and "Talk on the Street", as well as covers of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Fairport Convention's "Meet on the Ledge". The four new tracks were recorded at Rust Belt Studios in Detroit, produced by Al Sutton and Marlon Young.