A lot of bands have nostalgically hit back at the 80s, but that’s not the path that Zeus seems to take. They’ve gone even further, hitting up on the AOR sounds of the 70s, using sharp guitar licks and Rod Stewart-esque vocals to kick out their jams. The group are about to release their new record, Busting Visions, on Arts and Crafts this March, and if you dig you’re rock n’ roll with a bit of old school swagger, then this is definitely the one for you. I can see you jamming around the house, singing with your friends, just promise me not to spill the beer!
Download:Zeus – Are You Gonna Waste My Time [MP3]
Feeling a bit under the weather Friday night, I still managed to make it out to La Zona Rosa for one of my all time favorite bands Broken Social Scene. Before I let anyone down here, my sickness got much worse as the night progressed and caused me to leave about 6-7 songs into the Broken Social Scene set. I did however catch the full set by underrated opening band Zeus. Follow the jump for a few thoughts and photos.
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The legendary indie band and long time ATH favorite known as Broken Social Scene are making another stop in Austin at La Zona Rosa. Joining the band on stage are fellow Canadian rockers Zeus. Unfortunately this one is sold out so you’ll have to hit up craigslist or some other sneakiness.
Download: Broken Social Scene – Texico Bitches [MP3]
Brighton based indie rockers British Sea Power have a new 7 song EP coming your way on October 5th digitally and October 12th on vinyl. Prior to that date, we’ve got this new song from the EP called “Zeus” streaming below. All of these tracks serve as a sort of preview to an upcoming full length album from the band coming some time next year. Dig.
Download: British Sea Power – Zeus [MP3]
The free record label samplers continue this week with one from the Canadian super label Arts & Crafts. This 15 song sampler is available for download from Amazon and features all the big names from the label like The Stills, Amy Millan, The Constantines and more. Here’s one of our faves from new artist Zeus called “Fever of the Time”.
Download: Zeus – Fever of the Time [MP3]