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Unlike the several heavy metal bands that share the same name, the Canadian indie group Zeus forgoes doom and gloom to make music with three-part harmonies, Americana sensibilities, and sunny power pop hooks. After parting ways with the 6ixty8ights, childhood friends (and ten-year veterans of the Toronto music scene) Mike O'Brien and Carlin Nicholson reunited to play shows as Paso Mino, the backing band of Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett. The two started recording music together for fun in their downtime, and realizing that their songs had potential, they recruited drummer Rob Drake and multi-instrumentalist Neil Quin to round out the group. In the summer of 2009, Zeus released the Sounds Like Zeus EP, which gained attention with its cover of the Genesis hit "That's All." Arts & Crafts released a full-length debut, Say Us, the following winter, in February of 2010. Two years later, Zeus returned with Busting Visions, which earned enthusiastic reviews and a welcome response from fans; a year after its initial release, Busting Visions was reissued in a special edition, accompanied by a bonus seven-song EP with the group performing covers of songs by Michael Jackson, Big Star, Genesis, and R. Kelly, among others. Following extensive touring in support Busting Visions, Zeus returned to their Ill Eagle Recording Studio and began work on their next album; Classic Zeus, which despite the title was a collection of 11 brand-new songs, was released by Arts & Crafts in September 2014. ~ Jason Lymangrover
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  1.   Song
  2.   Are You Gonna Waste My Time?
  3.   27 Is the New 17
  4.   The Renegade
  5.   Kindergarten
  6.   Anything You Want Dear
  7.   Marching Through Your Head
  8.   Let It Go, Don't Let It Go
  9.   Be My Girl
  10.   At the Risk of Repeating
  11.   Everybody's Got One
  12.   I Will Follow You
  13.   Now That I've Got You
  14.   Ooh La La
  15.   All You Grind Is Love
  16.   Rococock Fight
  17.   Panta Reich
  18.   I Know What You're After
  19.   Ignition
  20.   The River by the Garden
  21.   With Eyes Closed
  22.   Hot Under the Collar
  23.   Love in a Game
  24.   Get It Straight
  25.   Stop the Train
  26.   How Does It Feel?
  27.   As Long As I Am On Your Mind
  28.   I Know
  29.   Cool Blue (And the Things You Do)
  30.   You've Got Me
  31.   Showdown
  32.   Take A Ride
  33.   Forza Bruta Ram Attack
  34.   Heartbreak Hotel
  35.   Miss My Friends
  36.   Now Don't Let It Go
  37.   What Do You Want From Me
  38.   Communication
  39.   Fever of the Time
  40.   The Darkness
  41.   Aeroplane
  42.   Enemy E Core
  43.   Love/Pain
  44.   You Could Have a Lover
  45.   Old Enough to Know
  46.   One Line Written In
  47.   This Time I'm In Love
  48.   Where Is My Love
  49.   San Leather
  50.   You Gotta' Teller
  51.   Throw It on the Fire
  52.   I Love The Night
  53.   On The Street
  54.   Who Is It?
  55.   Without a Map
  56.   I've Been Waiting So Long
  57.   Krakatoa
  58.   Cornerstones
  59.   That's All
  60.   Heavy on Me
  61.   Greater Times on the Wayside
  62.   Fight Test
  63.   One Of A Kind
  64.   The Sound of You
  65.   Vasoline
  66.   Bonnieview
  67.   Dont Ask Me
  68.   Straight Through the Light
  69.   Strong Mind
  70.   Shifting
  71.   Permanent Scar
  72.   Bomba by KZ Tandingan
  73.   Hello, Tender Love
  74.   Ok Blue Jays
  75.   Kick The Habit
  76.   Messenger's Way
  77.   First One In
  78.   Phase Terminale
  79.   Time Of The Season
  80.   The Ballad of El Goodo
  81.   Freedom
  82.   It's Alright
  83.   Bright Brown Opus
  84.   Proud and Beautiful
  85.   Teach Me
  86.   Colon Hell

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