Greta Van Fleet Drop New Single “Age of Machine,” Announce New Album for April

L-R: Danny Wagner, Jake Kiszka, Josh Kiszka, Sam Kiszka

In 2018, Greta Van Fleet caused a bustle in listeners’ hedgerows with their sophomore album Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, which saw them reviving classic rock for a new generation of fans. Now, the band have announced a new studio release, and have dropped a fresh single “Age of Machine” along with it.

Greta Van Fleet’s new album will be called The Battle at Garden’s Gate, and is set to drop April 16th, 2021. According to the band, the album confronts some themes of interacting with a world that perhaps the guys in Greta had n ever confronted before, but have been forced to in both their touring years and the absolute shitshow of 2020.

“We realized that while growing up, we had been shielded by many things, and we were unaware of a lot of things,” drummer Danny Wagner says.  “And then we were thrown out into this huge world, and it was a bit of a culture shock at first.  But as we started to travel a lot, meet new and different people and experience different cultures, our definition of ‘normal’ changed.”

“I suppose that everything has changed except what got us here in the first place,” adds bassist Sam Kiszka.  “Everything — our perception of the world, perception of life itself, what it means to be an artist, what it means to be part of a beautiful, gorgeous society.  We’ve gained a larger understanding of why we’re all here.”
“There was a lot of self-evolution happening during the writing of this album that was prompted by experiences I had,” says frontman Josh Kiscka, “experiences we all had, so a lot of contemplation occurred.”

You can listen to the new single, “Age of Machine,” below:

Greta Van Fleet’s The Battle at Garden’s Gate will hit shelves on April 16th, 2021. Also included on the album will be “My Way Soon,” the track that the band dropped earlier this year.

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Words by Chris Krovatin