From: NY, United States
A Cast of Thousands is Beth Beer, Terry Cuddy (formerly of Teenager) and Jim Andrews (formerly of the John Reilly Band). In October 2010, they released their 14 song self-titled debut. Joe Wawrzyniak from JerseyBeat stated the record "hits the spot thanks to a certain winningly rough’n’ready sonic immediacy."
The 13 song follow-up "Aqua Fur" released in September 2011 aimed to up the ante with a denser approach to their sound. "We are trying to distill the energy of our live shows by improvisation and experimentation in the studio. We were heavily influenced by Pavement, the Pixies, and Guided by Voices while we working on the second record," Cuddy said about their new tone.
They are planning a third record for early 2013.