ZEUS SHARES STREAM OF ENTIRE NEW ALBUM
CLASSIC ZEUS OUT SEPTEMBER 1 ON SO RECORDINGS / ARTS & CRAFTS,
Last week Zeus also shared a “boom box video” for the album track ‘27 Is The New 17′, which Entertainment Weekly called “effervescent psychedelic pop” and “AM gold”. Previous to that Zeus premiered a video for first single ‘Miss My Friends’, described by Noisey as “fun, funky, airy, and sunny,” as well as a boom box video for the shimmering album track ‘Straight Through The Light’.
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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.