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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.   Anything You Want Dear
  6.   Kindergarten
  7.   Marching Through Your Head
  8.   Who Is It?
  9.   First One In
  10.   Messenger's Way
  11.   Everybody's Got One
  12.   Stop the Train
  13.   Ooh La La
  14.   Cool Blue (And the Things You Do)
  15.   Be My Girl
  16.   Get It Straight
  17.   I Know
  18.   Miss My Friends
  19.   Dont Ask Me
  20.   I Love The Night
  21.   Ok Blue Jays
  22.   Fever of the Time
  23.   The River by the Garden
  24.   Fight Test
  25.   Bonnieview
  26.   Love in a Game
  27.   What Do You Want From Me
  28.   Proud and Beautiful
  29.   Without a Map
  30.   Cornerstones
  31.   Permanent Scar
  32.   Heavy on Me
  33.   It's Alright
  34.   Now That I've Got You
  35.   Vasoline
  36.   Time Of The Season
  37.   I Know What You're After
  38.   Bright Brown Opus
  39.   Where Is My Love
  40.   I Will Follow You
  41.   Showdown
  42.   You Could Have a Lover
  43.   Hello, Tender Love
  44.   The Darkness
  45.   Take A Ride
  46.   At the Risk of Repeating
  47.   You Gotta' Teller
  48.   Freedom
  49.   Love/Pain
  50.   Communication
  51.   This Time I'm In Love
  52.   Hot Under the Collar
  53.   Heartbreak Hotel
  54.   Now Don't Let It Go
  55.   On The Street
  56.   As Long As I Am On Your Mind
  57.   Old Enough to Know
  58.   Let It Go, Don't Let It Go
  59.   Throw It on the Fire
  60.   The Ballad of El Goodo
  61.   Straight Through the Light
  62.   Strong Mind
  63.   Kick The Habit
  64.   With Eyes Closed
  65.   How Does It Feel?
  66.   One Line Written In
  67.   I've Been Waiting So Long
  68.   The Sound of You
  69.   Ignition
  70.   One Of A Kind
  71.   Teach Me
  72.   Greater Times on the Wayside
  73.   You've Got Me
  74.   Aeroplane
  75.   That's All

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