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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 re-issued 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.

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11.05.16 Groene Engel Oss, NB Netherlands

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  • 07.01.16 Mike and Jason have a new project called oceanpotionband !! Check out some of their tunes in the… https://t.co/zvTagdSCH3
  • 06.18.16 RT @YDSquare: To close out an amazing 3 days of @nxne Game Land we all get to enjoy the mightily awesome @themusicofzeus!! 9-10pm https://t…
  • 06.18.16 RT @nxne: Free #nxne shows @YDSquare start today at 5pm! @themusicofzeus closes it out at 9. https://t.co/4biZq8L1cu @klenicles @Indie88Tor…
  • 06.14.16 RT @Do416: .@nxne's #GameLand takes over @YDSquare Thursday-Saturday ft @FastRomantics, @themusicofzeus, @JanesPartyBand+ more! https://t.c…
  • 06.13.16 Ohh buddy!! Stoked to announce we'll be playing @YDSquare as part of @nxne with @samcashmusic
  • 06.05.16 RT @JJThompsonmusic: @jason_collett and @themusicofzeus brought the #THUNDER @FieldTrip today! Amazing set guys :) #powerofzeus
  • 05.30.16 RT @ckuaradio: At 3pm MT @themusicofzeus discusses their recent Alberta tour and shares their late 70s/early 80s rock-pop playlist https://…
  • 05.19.16 RT @CBCMusic: Get ready for the indie-rock version of #OkBlueJays from @themusicofzeus: https://t.co/oPp8beYkoZ #GoBlueJays https://t.co/4T…
  • 05.12.16 RT @PtboFolkFest: Doors are now 8pm tonight for @jason_collett & @kallemattson @HistoricRedDog !Tix's avail at door @kawarthaNOW @ElectricC…
  • 05.11.16 . @MStrooo6 Let's do this buddy! Fire it up! https://t.co/KNga8DqQNO
  • 05.09.16 RT @FlyingVirg: This Wednesday!!!Jason Collett backed by @themusicofzeus with special guest @kallemattson @TheGradClub || @ygkconcerts @art…
  • 05.01.16 . @MStrooo6 Way to fire it up !! https://t.co/KNga8D9fpe