Zeus 'Classic Zeus' (album stream)

Zeus 'Classic Zeus' (album stream)
Vintage-inspired indie rockers Zeus return with their third studio album Classic Zeus on September 2, but you can stream it in its entirety right now at Exclaim.ca right now.

Mellowing out a bit after the ferocious, fuzzed-out rock'n'roll and extensive touring touring schedule of 2012's Busting Visions, the new album was recorded at the band's III Eagle studio in their hometown of Toronto and sees the band refocus on their songwriting roots.

With members freely sharing writing duties and swapping instrumental roles, Classic Zeus has culminated in what the band claim is their most "concise and collaborative" effort yet.

Sunshine-y pop is fully embraced on previously released single "Miss My Friends," while the crunchy guitars of the last record reappear on "You Could Have a Lover." Overall, the album delivers solid, but laid-back, harmony-driven pop tunes — a welcome change of pace that showcases another side to the group's music making.

Zeus will embark on a North American tour in support of the new material, and you can see those dates below. Classic Zeus arrives next week via Arts & Crafts, but you can scroll past the upcoming shows to give it a spin right now if you're in Canada.

Tour dates:

09/10 Portland, OR - Dante's *

09/11 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey

09/12 Spokane, WA - Bartlett

09/13 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl

09/14 Victoria, BC - Rifflandia Festival

09/17 Calgary, AB - Republik

09/18 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop

09/19 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's

09/20 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

09/23 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry

09/24 Chicago, IL - Schubas

09/25 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room

09/27 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

10/02 Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile End

10/03 Ottawa, ON - Beau's October Fest

10/04 Kingston, ON - Grad Club
10/09 Hamilton, ON - Casbah

10/10 St. Catharines, ON - Detour

10/15 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground

10/16 Portland, ME - SPACE

10/18 New York City, NY - Mercury Lounge

10/19 Philadelphia, PA - Ortliebs

* with the Baseball Project