ZEUS SHARES THIRD NEW SONG FROM UPCOMING ALBUM CLASSIC ZEUS (out September 1st)
’27 IS THE NEW 17′
Also listen to (and download for free) their cover of R. Kelly’s Ignition (Remix) with Clash – http://www.clashmusic.com/news/premiere-zeus-cover-r-kellys-ignition
Zeus will release their third full length studio album Classic Zeus on September 1 via SO Recordings in the UK. Today, Zeus shares a “boom box video” for the album track ‘27 Is The New 17′, which Entertainment Weekly calls “effervescent psychedelic pop” and “AM gold”. ’27 Is The New 17′ is the third track to be shared from Classic Zeus, the band’s most focused album to date. The band-made video is the second in a series to preview material from Classic Zeus, which will get a special cassette release in addition to CD, LP, and digital editions.
In other band-related audio news, Clash has premiered Zeus’ very own take on R&B legend R. Kelly’s party anthem ‘Ignition (Remix)’ which you can listen to and download for free here.
The band also recently released a video for first single ‘Miss My Friends’, described by Noiseyas “fun, funky, airy, and sunny,” and The Independent as “a perky summer pop tune.”
Recorded at Zeus’ own Ill Eagle Studios in Toronto, the eleven tracks on Classic Zeus find the band expanding its sonic palette beyond fuzzed-out 70’s rock into heartfelt pop as the band maintains its razor-sharp wit and airtight harmonies, always landing on something shining and unforgettable. The band will embark on a country-crossing North American tour with stops in twelve cities throughout western and central Canada.
Classic Zeus was written after a lengthy tour that concluded at a crossroads, with the band feeling frayed and uncertain about their future. Bowed but not broken, Zeus pushed its craft, embraced a hunger for exploration, and produced a testament to its own resilience. Its most concise and collaborative album to date, Classic Zeus finds all four members — songwriting trio of guitarists Mike O’Brien and Neil Quin and bassist Carlin Nicholson, along with drummer Rob Drake — freely swapping instrumental and vocal duties.
In 2012, Zeus released Busting Visions, which earned the group raves for its “muscular, Big Star-sized guitar riffs” (NPR) and “’70s-groove-infused” (NY Times) sound. KCRW praised it as an “ode to Southern rock jams and T Rex glam,” while Esquire said it’s “as fun as 21st-century classic rock gets,” and SPIN proclaimed that “Zeus ain’t nothing to eff with.” The band’s debut album, Say Us, topped the CBC radio charts, garnering a Polaris Music Prize nomination, rave reviews and national cover features, leading to dates with Belle & Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Metric, and others.