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Take Five with The Alternate Side: Zeus

Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Zeus.

Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Zeus.

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The journey of Toronto retro-gazing rockers Zeus nearly befits their mighty name. Like one of their inspirations, The Band, the members of Zeus began life as a backing band for singer Jason Collett before venturing out on their own with their debut album, 2010's Say Us, which was long listed for Canada's prestigious Polaris Prize.

The band's second album, Busting Visions, is out now on Arts & Crafts and the quartet, playing Chicago tonight, June 4, will kick off an extensive Canadian tour this Wednesday, June 6, in Hamilton, Ontario.

Guitarist Mike O'Brien, drummer Rob Drake, guitarist/keyboardist Neil Quin and bassist/pianist Carlin Nicholson recently visited The Alternate Side and talked with Alisa Ali about the evolution of the new record. Read highlights from the interview at The Alternate Side, listen for the session when it airs today at 11 a.m. EDT on 91.5 WNYE and online, or check out the WFUV archives.

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Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus
Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus
Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus
Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus
Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus
Photo credit: Claire Lorenzo.Zeus