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

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