Post-hardcore band Fly Over States unleash Ghosts EP on Fever LTD

Post-hardcore band Fly Over States unleash Ghosts EP on Fever Ltd.


“Post-hardcore, screamo and metalcore are extremely broad genres, and Montana quartet Fly Over States do them all so well.” – Distorted Sound

“Fly Over States explore the lives lost to machine of society, along with moments of introspection across an EP that is short but absolutely memorable.” – Boolin Tunes

“The band cites Underoath, Glassjaw, and The Chariot as influences, and you can hear that coming through on the 2000s-style post-hardcore of this song.” – BrooklynVegan

“The EP’s second track is its lead single, the searing “40 Stripes Minus One,” which pairs nicely with the recent SeeYouSpaceCowboy in the way it calls back to the post-hardcore of the aughts while still sounding entirely modern.” – The Alternative

Montana band Fly Over States have expertly crafted an infectious blend of post-hardcore, screamo, and metalcore on their new EP, Ghosts, out today on Fever Ltd. The four tracks are filled with fiesty vocals, tight-knit rhythms, and a wallowing sense of urgency. The bulk of the lyrics address the perils of technology and struggles with mental health.

Diving deeper into the stories found on 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

“Slingshot” is the only song on this release that isn’t a telling of another story. It’s about coming to terms with needing help and communicating that. No one is ‘self made,’ and until you recognize that the people around you should be a support system, and a symbiotic support system at that, you can’t fully realize your potential.”

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. You can listen to it HERE and it’s available for purchase limited CD through Fever Ltd.

Fly Over States will head out midwest tour in June alongside Hey, Ily with Blind Equation, Red Sun, and Endswell on select dates. Routing below.

Fly Over States is Gunnar Stephan (Vocals / Rhythm Guitar), Trevin Baker (Lead Guitar), Caleb Haynes (Bass Guitar), and Jax Sutton (Drums).

Ghosts EP Tracklist:

1. Horsefly

2. 40 Stripes Minus One

3. Exits

4. Slingshot

Upcoming Shows:

w/ Hey, Ily

June 10th – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium

June 11th – Minneapolis, MN @ The Underground

June 12th – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*

June 13th – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Upstairs*

June 14th – Bowling Green, OH @ Fauxchella

June 16th – Indianapolis, IN @ The Healer*

*also with Blind Equation, Red Sun, Endswell