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Sub Rosa Review in the Big Takeover

Here is review from the Big Takeover for A Cast of Thousands’ newest release “Sub Rosa” by Jack Rabid: “I dig well-recorded studio session live albums in front of fans, but this set confused me. Having reviewed the Auburn, NY (28 miles west of Syracuse) band’s Aqua Fur (2011) and Alone in the Crowd (2105), why don’t I recognize these songs? Fear not, there aren’t two bands with this name; ACoT have released a Sub Rosa acoustic session sneak-peek as their next LP, continuing their spry-pop direction. Introducing a new fourth member, guitarist Terry Quill, his and Terry Cuddy’s acoustic and electric guitars balance on the standouts like “A Stake” and hoarders-lament “Resting Place” recall the raptures of post-Murmur/pre-Document R.E.M., when jots of roots rock lurk within the quickened, post-punk folk rock. Plus singer/songwriter Beth Beer has never sounded better/comfortable despite lacking the security of overdubs, setting adding edge to her plain-sung, durable voice. Can’t see how they can improve this version.”

Pre-Order “acot } sub rosa” on iTunes


Pre-Order A Cast of Thousands’ “SubRosa”. It is a live set from December 20, 2015 a Sub Rosa session at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, New York. Eight of the songs are brand new and showcase the guitar work of ACOT’s newest member Terry Quill! Go to this link to preview and/or pre-order. The album includes new songs like “Charade”, “A Stake” and older favorites like “Paranoia” and “Fugitive.”

The Vinyl is In!


Dear Friends and Fans of A Cast of Thousands:

The vinyl version of our third album, “Alone in the Crowd” is finally in. After seven months of being held up in a production house in the Czech Republic we received the final shipment of our vinyl records last week.

For those of you who live far from Central New York, you can purchase the new vinyl two ways:

1.) Directly from me by sending a $16.00 check to: Terry Cuddy, P.O. Box 1753, Auburn, NY 13021. In the MEMO line write, “AITC – Vinyl”

2.) Buy from CD Baby at this link

For those of you who live Central New York, the following establishments have “Alone in the Crowd” in vinyl for:

1.) Speno Music, 3 E. Genesee St., Auburn

2.) Sound Garden, 310 W. Jefferson Street, Armory Square, Syracuse

3.) Area Records & Music, 74 Seneca St., Geneva

4.) Angry Mom Records, 115 E State St, Ithaca

For those of you who like A Cast of Thousands, you may like the band Teenager. Two members of ACOT, Beth Beer and Terry Cuddy, are also in Teenager.

Check out Teenager’s Soundcloud page: