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Say Us
     

Say Us

by Zeus
 
Zeus' debut owes part of its existence to Jason Collett, the Canadian roots rocker (and former Broken Social Scene member) who employed Zeus' two co-founders for years in his backing band. A number of veteran power pop groups also deserve some credit, however, as Say Us re

Overview

Zeus' debut owes part of its existence to Jason Collett, the Canadian roots rocker (and former Broken Social Scene member) who employed Zeus' two co-founders for years in his backing band. A number of veteran power pop groups also deserve some credit, however, as Say Us re-creates the sunny strains of Sloan, the Hollies, and the Beatles to charming effect. Like those three groups, Zeus doesn't have a dedicated lead singer; songwriters Mike O'Brien, Carlin Nicholson, and Neil Quinn all share that role, and they switch instruments with equal frequency. The result is an album relatively devoid of patterns, since no single musician remains with one instrument long enough to repeat the same trick twice. Zeus' retro state of mind remains consistent, though, and the band fills Say Us with vocal harmonies, vintage guitar jangle, and riffs culled from a lifetime of classic rock fandom. It's part British Invasion throwback and part 21st century indie rock, with a hint of heartland twang -- these guys played with Jason Collett, after all -- tying the package together.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/23/2010
Label:
Arts & Crafts
UPC:
0827590510029
catalogNumber:
05100
Rank:
197500

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Performance Credits

Zeus   Primary Artist
Bryden Baird   Trumpet
Afie Jurvanen   Bass,Electric Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Jessica Grassia   Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping,Shaker,Vocal Harmony
Taylor Knox   Drums,Vocal Harmony
Carlin Nicholson   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Shaker,fender rhodes,Vocal Harmony
Dave Azzolini   Acoustic Guitar,Castanets,Drums,Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Neil Quin   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Peter Elkas   Slide Guitar
Liam Nicholson   Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Leon Patterson   Bass,Electric Guitar,Hand Clapping,Vocal Harmony
Mike O'Brien   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Shaker,Guitar (Electric Baritone),Vocal Harmony
Rob Drake   Drums

Technical Credits

Carlin Nicholson   Producer,Engineer
Robyn Kotyk   Layout
Zeus   Layout
Benny Cloutier   Cover Illustration
Andrea Wilson   Artwork
Mike O'Brien   Producer,Engineer,Artwork,Layout

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