Artist of the Week: Zeus

The countdown is on!  With less than a week until the Vapor Music Showcase, brought to you in partnership with our friends at Stealing Time, we are excited to introduce you to the last artist on the evening’s lineup – Zeus.  The band’s modern reimagination of classic 1970’s rock ‘n’ roll is fresh, energetic, and refuses to leave your head.

Although you may not recognize them by name, you are probably already familiar with their tunes courtesy of Vapor, as their song “How Does It Feel” served as the soundtrack to the recent Nissan ad “Awake”.  The Vapor love doesn’t end there – our music supervisors selected the band’s track “Cornerstones” to accompany a scene in an upcoming episode in Season 2 of the hilarious HBO Canada series ‘Less Than Kind’ (which is set to premiere this Friday night!).

Fresh off the success of their debut EP ‘Sounds Like Zeus’ this past summer, the band’s first full-length album ‘Say Us’ is being released next Tuesday, but you can stream it now courtesy of MuchMusic.com.  Be sure to memorize those lyrics so you can sing along with all of us on Wednesday at the Revival!

LAST CHANCE to reserve YOUR spot on the guest list!

Don’t forget to e-mail showcase@vapormusic.com ASAP — space is limited and exclusive to industry insiders ONLY.
It all goes down on Wednesday, February 24th at the Revival – this is one event not to be missed!

Sounds Like:
“A warm, nostalgic, catchy-as-hell romp through the best and most timeless bits of ’70s AM radio and non-cringe-worthy classic rock”
— Torontoist

Similar to: The Golden Dogs, Sloan, Matt Mays & El Torpedo

About:
“Luckily, Zeus isn’t just pilfering vintage stores in the hopes of creating something that isn’t rightfully there. Say Us starts with a rough sketch of classic rock and completes it—Zeus style—with tons of their own decipherable personality and modern flair.”
— Torontoist

“Toronto’s Zeus (compromised of Jason Collett’s backing musicians Mike O’Brien and Carlin Nicholson along with Rob Drake and Neil Quin) combine the sprightly piano backing of The Kinks with the Beatles’ psychedelia, creating a diverse blend of pop songs that usually trade in heartbreak. It doesn’t hurt that their vocals sound like hosers doing Ray Davies as the band channels its label’s aesthetic of group harmonies, handclaps and crunchy guitar solos.”

Links:
MySpace

Official Website
Watch the video for “Marching Through Your Head”
Stream ‘Say Us’ on MuchMusic’s First Spin
Follow Zeus on Twitter
Hear Zeus in Nissan’s “Awake” TV Ad

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~ by vapormusic on February 18, 2010.

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