Post-hardcore band Fly Over States share feisty new single ’40 Stripes Minus One,’ announce ‘Ghosts’ EP

Post-hardcore, screamo, metalcore – whatever you want to call it, Fly Over States are crafting it extremely well. The Montana band debuted in 2023 with their ‘Anti-Aircraft’ EP and now announce their signing to Fever Ltd. with ‘Ghosts’ EP set for release on May 24th. Taking influence from bands like Underoath, Glassjaw, and The Chariot, the songs are packed with infectious rhythms that make you want to shimmy as much as two-step. Single ’40 Stripes Minus One’, out today, is sonic strike winding through screamed and clean sung vocals, bright guitars, and playful distortion.

Setting the basis for the story found on the single and across the EP, vocalist and guitarist Gunnar Stephan states: “The first three songs are about workplace related accidents, specifically the Piet de Wit wind turbine accident and the Paria diving incident, wanting to somewhat memorialize the people that lost their lives and to curse the unfortunate capitalistic machine that put them into those situations. I wanted listeners to be able to put themselves into the story as well, adding a lot of introspection into my own interpretation of the aforementioned incidents. ‘40 Stripes Minus One’ is a reference to an ancient/biblical torture method of receiving lashings. This song is about survivor’s guilt, and lacking accountability on the part of the Paria company.”

‘Ghosts’ was recorded with Phil Yanzick (of Montana band Hibernator) in his studio in Basin, Montana, mixed by Abe Anderson, and the mastered by Kris Crummett.

Fly Over States – ‘Ghosts’ EP artwork

‘Ghosts’ EP tracklist:

01. Horsefly
02. 40 Stripes Minus One
03. Exits
04. Slingshot

Upcoming Tour Dates:

June 10th – The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
June 11th – The Underground – Minneapolis, MN
June 12th – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
June 13th – Subterranean Upstairs – Chicago, IL
June 14th – Fauxchella – Bowling Green, OH
June 16th – The Healer – Indianapolis, IN

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