“Every ocean that you’ve been tells a different story when we’re all dead and gone”
Apparently I’m a little late to jump on the Zeus train (not to be confused with the Polish rapper, also named Zeus), but lemme just say that it was love at first song: a classic case of sitting in a friend’s basement and just so happening to stick around for a late night Busting Visions (2012) jam session (you know: right place, right time type-thing.) And I mean, with a band name “Zeus,” they’re already setting the bar pretty high—but I’d like to think these guys’ music is a tasteful blend of everything you want out of some sweet rock music, living up to that Godlike expectation (they can really play their instruments.) Go figure they’re from Canada, too, because approx. 67% of all sweet bands are from Canada (well, probably.)
It’s hard to really explain this band’s style, but after listening to Busting Visions a few times through, I’ve calculated the album to be an admixture of The Raconteurs’ Broken Boy Soldier and some later Paul McCartney and Wings noise, with a *touch* of that Dr. Dog-esque feel (keys!) we all know and love. So a really sweet mixture.
Last week they announced they’re going to be re-releasing Busting Visions as a deluxe version, “complete with a collection of seven diverse cover recordings, each interpreted in the band’s dynamic, yet singular sound.” The guys will also be heading on a Spring tour with Yukon Blonde starting March 16th.
(photo via A&C)