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Toronto quartet Zeus is the band behind CBC Radio 3’s featured album of the week with Busting Visions, their second full length album out March 27. This rock outfit started out as a backing band for Jason Collett and collaborated with Broken Social Scene and Bahamas. With three songwriters and an expressive singer, the band has often been referred to as Beatles-esque. Their songwriting is filled with catchy hooks and pop harmonies that have you paying close attention to the lyrics. Busting Visions was recorded at the band’s studio and at fellow labelmate Feist’s ranch. 

Zeus’s debut album, Say Us, topped our radio charts, garnered the band a Polaris Music Prize nomination, won the XM Verge album of the year award and had Zeus performing shows with Belle & Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, Metric and others.

The band played at SXSW this year and received high praise from Rolling Stone, Jimmy Fallon, Spin and NPR – all commenting on how Zeus made an impression at the festival. In an article titled  “Possibly Life-Changing Musical Discoveries from SXSW 2012,” Esquire writer Ann Powers says: "Remember the band Stillwater from the movie Almost Famous? Toronto-based Zeus is that band, if its members had included Paul McCartney and taken a lot more acid. As fun as 21st-century classic rock gets.”

Hit the play button below to listen to the entire album, all week at CBC Radio 3. 

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Listen to host Lisa Christiansen chat with Mike O'Brien in this Zeus FEATURE INTERIVEW

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Related links:
Zeus performs at SXSW 2012

Zeus spring 2012 Canadian tour
5/22 Regina, Sask. // The Exchange
5/23 Calgary, Alta. // Broken City
5/25 Victoria, B.C. // The Lucky Bar
5/26 Vancouver, B.C. // The Biltmore Cabaret
5/29 Nelson, B.C. // The Royal
5/30 Canmore, Alta. // Communitea Café
6/1 Saskatoon, Sask. // Amigo's
6/2 Winnipeg, Man. // The Lo Pub
6/6 Hamilton, Ont. // The Casbah
6/7 Waterloo, Ont. // The Starlight Room
6/8 London, Ont. // APK Live
6/9 Toronto, Ont. // Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Zeus’s 'Busting Visions': Listen to the entire album all week [Featured Album]

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zoot aloors
#1 posted by
zoot aloors
on Mar 25, 2012

Are You Gonna Be Mine? If you're talking about whole damn Busting Visions LP, well then, I say yes.

The album begs to be sung along with, sitting around the kitchen table with your best buds.

The studio artifacts blend subtly on this ambitiously recorded effort, keeping the grand scope in check with gutsy guitar swipes, close-to-the-mike vocals and interesting knob-turning in the mixing studio(no giggling). This is the LP that propels this band in a major way, unfortunately, residencies in your favourite downtown hole-in-the-wall bars will now be a happy memory! Good on them though, because the well runs deep in this band, it's bloody obvious.

 

DrSunshine
#2 posted by
DrSunshine
on Mar 25, 2012

<<ATTN CBC R3 Webmaster>> "Are You Gonna Be Mine?" is the only track playing for me. You're welcome.

crazeecanuck1
#3 posted by
crazeecanuck1
on Mar 26, 2012

Yeah, ditto what DrS said: can only get AYGBM through the play button above.

But, if you go to Zeus' band page and click on the Albums tab the entire Busting Visions can be accessed. 

Marie Bartlett
#4 posted by
Marie Bartlett
on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks for the heads up everyone it's all fixed!

garfielduk
#5 posted by
garfielduk
on Mar 27, 2012

I'm really looking forward to seeing Zeus on May 1st

flannel tom
#6 posted by
flannel tom
on Mar 28, 2012

one day there will be a triple bill of Yukon Blonde, Zeus and The Sheepdogs and I would like to be there.

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