Zeus Stream First Track 'Miss My Friends' Taken From Forthcoming 'Classic Zeus' Album [Listen]10 Jul 2014
Zeus Stream First Track 'Miss My Friends' Taken From Forthcoming 'Classic Zeus' Album [Listen]
Zeus will release their new album, aptly titled 'Classic Zeus,' through indie powerhouse So Recordings on Sept 1st in the UK (cult label Arts & Crafts will release the album in the band's native Canada). The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon has premiered the utterly infectious lead single 'Miss My Friends', which can also be streamed here.
Recorded at Zeus' own Ill Eagle Studios in Toronto, the eleven tracks on 'Classic Zeus' find the band expanding their sonic palette beyond fuzzed-out 70's rock into heartfelt pop as they maintain their razor-sharp wit and airtight harmonies, always landing on something shining and unforgettable.
'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 their craft, embraced a hunger for exploration, and produced a testament to their own resilience. Their 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.
'Classic Zeus' follows 2012's 'Busting Visions', which earned the group raves for its"muscular, Big Star-sized guitar riffs" (NPR) and "'70s-groove-infused" (NY Times) sound. 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 in Canada. It also led to live dates with Belle & Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Metric, and others.
'Classic Zeus' Tracklist:
1. Where Is My Love
2. Miss My Friends
3. Everybody's Got One
5. First One In
6. Straight Through The Light
7. Old Enough To Know
8. 27 Is The New 17
9. One Line Written In
10. You Could Have A Lover
11. Throw It On The Fire