Zeus Go Mainstream
Published Mar 25, 2012Just as winter falls away and summer weather makes a sudden, welcome return to Toronto, so do Zeus, in the form of sophomore album Busting Visions. Known primarily as Jason Collett's backing band until the surprise critical success of 2010's Say Us, Zeus have gone from a group of talented session musicians to one of Canada's most promising bands.
Call them "indie" in spirit, but Busting Visions confirms they are actually reviving the seemingly hopeless genre of "radio rock." "There's a distinct separation from us and what might be called indie rock," says Carlin Nicholson. In an internet age that considers both "radio" and "rock" to be dirty words, Zeus hose them down until they look shiny and new again. "The major difference is that [with Say Us] we didn't know we were making an album or that we were even a band. Busting Visions is a calculated Zeus move."