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Zeus / Say Us
Album:Say Us Collection:General
Artist:Zeus Added:03/2010
Label:Arts & Crafts 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-03-21 Pull Date:2010-05-23 
Week Ending:23 May16 May9 May2 May25 Apr18 Apr11 Apr4 Apr

 Recent Airplay
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3.Jan 16, 2015:Time Traveler
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6.Feb 19, 2013:A Family Affair
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Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2010-03-17 
Retro indie rock. Kinda Wilco-Eelsy on the rockier tracks, serious glam (like T Rex glam) on the others. Twangy / classic rock a la, gee, The Band? The Beach Boys? The Kinks? I hate to invoke the Beatles, but, wow. Even the glam stuff sounds like the Beatles. Multiple (male) singers, lots of well-executed pop harmonies. Saloon piano all over the place.

When they're not performing under the Zeus name, these guys all play in the backing band for Jason Collett (of Broken Social Scene). Man, Arts & Crafts kicks ass.

try: 1, 10, 7
no FCCs

*1. quick-hit saloon piano verse, lilty chorus. yeah, check out that "sounds of silence" chord progression. nice pick-up/breakdown complete with walking bass.
2. not quite a sea shanty. airy vocals and deep rock-a-bye piano bass. glam falsetto at times.
3. grainy garage rock... sort of. on the honky tonk side.
4. downtempo, beachy. hella white stripes! "ooh ooh ooh" breakdown.
5. short (1:00) slow beatlesy twangy echoey sprawler. heavy on the sustain. CROSSFADE or play with next track.
6. cutesy head-tocky just-chillin'-on-my-canoe beat. gets... bigger... as it goes on.
*7. rough, grainy guitar + pushy descending keys. blow-out gritty brit punk vocals.
8. echoey space-out blips. easy, downtempo, giddy-up drums.
9. loud, upfront, rocky, complex. lots of drums, piano. feels a bit blown all at once. oh, hrm.
*10. folky melodic melancholy (see: track 1, see: simon & garfunkel). great bass/acoustic interplay. tambourine. gets into a nice groove.
11. twinkle piano, then harder/crashier chords w/clear singing classic rock electric.
12. stripped-down piano to start, builds. airy glam vocals. ends on an "ooh" vamp.

Track Listing
1.How Does It Feel? 7.You Gotta Tell'er
2.Fever Of The Time 8.I Know
3.Kindergarten 9.Marching Through Your Head
4.The Renegade 10.The Sound Of You
5.Greater Times On The Wayside 11.Heavy On Me
6.River By The Garden 12.At The Risk Of Repeating