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Applied Mythology

by Cast of Thousands

An eclectic, melodic, and passionate collection of rock/pop songs based on the theme of modern life re-intrepreted through Greek mythology. The beautifully-designed packaging features work by award-winning illustrators.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bundle of Sticks
2:43 $0.99
2. Cupid Broke His Arrows
3:43 $0.99
3. Hwy 1
2:44 $0.99
4. Valentine's Day
3:23 $0.99
5. The Courtship
6:06 $0.99
6. Beholder
4:58 $0.99
7. Interlude I
0:49 album only
8. Insult Injury
2:17 $0.99
9. Dark Horse
3:04 $0.99
10. Less Sorry
3:46 $0.99
11. Snakes For Hair
3:33 $0.99
12. Interlude II
0:20 album only
13. Twenty-one
4:15 $0.99
14. Envelopes
3:45 $0.99
15. The Longest Drive Home
4:22 $0.99
16. Front Row
3:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
Cast of Thousands is a three-piece. More specifically, this two-guy- (singer/guitarist Burt Hashiguchi, drums/noisemaker Derrick Hostetter) -and-one-girl (bassist/singer Jennifer Yee) alt/indie rock trio are the core creators and performers on Applied Mythology, a new collection of rock and pop songs featuring a broad range of styles and guest performers.

Cast of Thousands’ second album is inspired by the idea of ancient mythology applied to modern-day life situations.
Marathon recording sessions spanning two years yielded a wealth of songs that fell under three themes: love and
relationships (section I: Cupid Broke His Arrows), betrayal and bridges burned (section II: Gorgon Tales), and the milestones,
especially the inevitable end, of life (section III: River Rides For Just A Coin). The songs range from ultra-poppy (“Cupid Broke His Arrows”) to driving and aggressive (“Insult Injury”) to folk-ish melancholy (“The Longest Drive Home”). The album was produced by the band and long-time collaborator/engineer Willie Samuels.

Like mythology itself, the songs of Applied Mythology try to make sense of our lives through the power of story-telling. The
stories and emotions put into song are manifold: “Cupid Broke His Arrows” is a boppy, fifties-inspired pop anthem. The Cure-ish track “The Courtship” will give you the ethereal-erotic gothic creeps. The heartbreak and despair of a rejected suitor is channeled in “Beholder.” “Less Sorry” and “Snakes For Hair” document the real-life betrayal of former friends. The narrator of “The Longest Drive Home” tries (unsuccessfully) to cope with a loved one’s impending death. “Envelopes” tells a tale of unrequited mystery love. Yee’s innocent voice chronicles the sentimental longing for days past on “Twenty-One” and “Front Row.”

In order to realize their vision for Applied Mythology, Cast of Thousands recruited the talents of co-producer Samuels,
string-composer Anton Patzner (Judgement Day), pianist Brian Glover and multi-instrumentalist Ken Mahru (Parker Street Cinema), and violinist Tin Fan (The Ant Show). One day, their fervor for ensemble may bring truth to their name.



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