Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Glockabelle on London's Soho Radio

the french musician IKO Chérie interviewed me for her show "Little Trouble Girls" on Soho Radio and named my Wolf BBQ EP her record of the month. have a listen :) 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Parma Music Festival 2015

Next Friday 8/14, i'll be traveling up to Portsmouth, NH for the second performance of "Fantasmagoria" written for me by the young Peruvian composer Ivonne Paredes. The piece was premiered in February 2015 at the Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY. info @ www.parmamusicfestival.org/

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Toronto Film Festival, Sir Salman Rushdie and Glockabelle

Glockabelle was asked to demonstrate her unique glockenspiel thimble technique on the short film “Concerning the Bodyguard” by Kasra Farahani, narrated by Salman Rushdie. Farahani explains, “When I came across Annabelle’s piece it took me a moment to realize that the beautiful piece I was hearing was in fact a Satie piece that I was actually quite familiar with. Her lovely rendition is at once austere and flourished, as well as strange and familiar. Most importantly, it was the elegance of her piece that made me seek her out and ask to use her music in my film.” You can see the trailer for "Concerning the Bodyguard" below. It is an Official Selection for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and will be shown this September.

Premier of "Ne Touche Pas" Video on Culture Collide

"In what feels like a Michel Gondry-directed fever dream, New York based french-speaking art punk Annabelle Cazes, aka Glockabelle strategically attacks her keyboard and glockenspiel with thimbles on each finger in the video for her song "Ne Touche Pas." Off her latest EP Wolf BBQ which came out May 19, "Ne Touche Pas" ('don't touch' in English) is both precious and haunting, a sweet electronic frenzy in a minor key." 


The Go! Team's "Catch Me on the Rebound" featuring Glockabelle

Back in March, The Go! Team released their latest album "The Scene Between." Ian Parton of the Go! Team asked me to be a featured singer on the track "Catch me on the Rebound" (video below). Ian then invited me to open for the Go! Team across the U.K. and France in June 2015, saying "Glockabelle's a casiotone virtuoso. It's a dreamy match having her support the go team round the UK. can't wait to see those fingers in actionnnnn."

Thursday, August 6, 2015

"High fructose pop keys and hypnotizing, undulating rhythm" says Speak Into My Goodeye

A review of my Wolf BBQ EP from "Speak Into My Goodeye."


"It’s not too often that something comes across the desk (laptop) that leaps out and grabs you as soon as you hit play. That distinction has been undeniably bestowed upon NYC-based synth-punk artist Glockabelle over the years... (her) eccentric sound can be traced back to the rather unique circumstances of her upbringing. Born to Francophone parents, Cazes possesses the ability to sing in both French and English harnessing that fact to convey and have ideas or themes land that might otherwise not be possible by barriers presented by either language. She then furthered her aesthetic by experimenting with her classical trained piano background and Casio VL-Tones.“Wolf BBQ” features high fructose pop keys and hypnotizing, undulating rhythms. Not unlike what Julian Casablancas tried to achieve with his debut album with The Voidz. Where he may have let the focus slip into over saturation of a singular idea, Glockabelle keeps you guessing."

"Glockabelle's Got Wolf BBQ" on My Spilt Milk

The New Orleans music blog features the title track off my Wolf BBQ EP as part of their weekly "Freshly Spilt Milk Series."

"An experimental track from the musician, Glockabelle has produced a work that stands at the intersection between electronic music and pop-punk sensibilities."


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Glockabelle and Dr. Jart @ Sephora

Back in December, Dr. Jart asked me to do the music for their BB Cream Christmas Commercial. 'Tis no longer the season, but have a listen.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wolf BBQ EP out today!!!

Get a copy on Amazon.com, iTunes or my bandcamp @ glockabelle.bandcamp.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wolf BBQ Video Premier on The A.V. Club

"Her new Wolf BBQ EP showcases her art-punk, synth-pop provocateur music with gleeful abandon, while still highlighting her exquisite musicianship. The Nate Dorr-directed video for single “Wolf BBQ” pairs a spastic track with an imagined 8-bit video game, in which the wolf protagonist does exactly what you’d expect: hits up a barbecue. The music is overstimulated pop (she refers to it as “glockrock”), as though someone gave Deerhoof a bunch of cocaine. Singing in both English and French, Cazes makes the song feels like the spawn of some Ritalin-addled pop culture collision." - Alex McCown for The A.V. Club


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Glockabelle's New Wolf BBQ EP is Anarchic Enchantment" - SPIN

SPIN.com is premiering my Wolf BBQ EP today!!

"Proclaiming her style “glockrock,” the Francophone free-form bandleader Annabelle Cazes A.K.A. Glockabelle has crafted an intricate and beautifully composed pandemonium for her new EP Wolf BBQ. Incorporating her classical piano background with bold musical lawlessness, the New York-based Cazes — a featured instrumentalist on this year’s Go! Team album The Scene Between — experiments with synth-pop and glockenspiel within a dance-rock framework.Wolf BBQ is unanticipated adventure with each shimmer and bell glimmer on “Washing Machine” and the whimsical video game-esque “Gazelle.” - Margaret Farrell


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

5/21/2015 Rough Trade NYC w/ Kaki King

This double bill of multi-talented, badass women, Kaki King and Glockabelle is not to be missed! Be on the lookout for surprise guests!
Posted by Girlie Action on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wolf BBQ EP out 5/19/15

So excited to announce the release of my first EP which will be digitally distributed on May 19th so keep a look out! The dynamic cover art was done by Natali Koromoto Martinez 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Glockabelle and The Go! Team

Glockabelle is a featured soloist on the The Go! Team's (UK) new album "The Scene Between" which is available for streaming today on NPR Music ++ You can hear her singing the song "Catch Me on the Rebound." The album's official release is on 3/24 ♪┏(・o・)┛♪

Live Stream the Go! Team's album from NPR's website here

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Glockabelle on WFMU

Glockabelle's version of the Patricia Carli classic "Arrête! Arrete! (Ne me touche pas)" was played on WFMU's "Dark Night of the Soul" on March 5, 2015 as well as her original piece "Seymour that wasn't a song." http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/59694

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Glockabelle featured in The Deli Magazine

On March 10, 2015, Glockabelle was featured on the home page of The Deli Magazine:

"Are you ready for another totally unique, kickass woman making music out of NYC? Glockabelle is a classically trained pianist from Paris who, like a creature from Peter Pan, plays a lyre-shaped glockenspiel using eight thimbled fingers. She also experiments with two vintage Casiotones, sings in French and describes her music as “glockrock” - but maybe "glockensp-synth" is more accurate, considering the psych tendencies. Though her songs are most often delightful and whimsical, they will also feature some dark material. For instance, her chirpy Ramone’s cover “le KKK a pris mon bébé” translates into “The KKK took my baby”. Enchanté Glockabelle! See you at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn on March 27th. - Leora Mandel"

Premier of "Fantasmagoria," first classical piece for thimble glockenspiel

On February 28th 2015, Glockabelle performed the first classical piece for thimble glockenspiel composed for her by Peruvian composer Ivonne Paredes at the Scholes Street Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Glockabelle was joined by Ms. Paredes on percussion and Sean Goldsborough on midi synthesizer.

Glockabelle on the BJ Rubin Show (again!)

Glockabelle performs her song "Ne Touche Pas" on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN1) as part of the BJ Rubin Show:

Miami Art Basel 2014 - Impose Magazine

Glockabelle took a trip down to Miami Art Basel 2014 from December 4th to December 7th, accompanied by Ruben Sindo Acosta on drums. The four day trip commenced with a concert at Churchill's, followed by two consecutive nights at Audio Junkie's Fourth Annual Art Basel Distraction. Walter Wlodarczyk of Impose Magazine documented the Art Basel Distraction shows:


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Erik Satie and the BJ Rubin Show

A new episode of the BJ Rubin Show is out... tune in for my rendition of Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Chat Fétiche" Single up on Bandcamp

Hooray, it's here! My first official release is up on Bandcamp. "Un Chat Fétiche":  glockabelle.bandcamp.com

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Glockabelle and Dr. Jart+

Glockabelle was the featured artist for the September 2014 issue of the Dr. Jart cosmetic company's interview series "Tick-Talk." Full interview at http://drjartletter.com/13-092014/

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Glockabelle on Manhattan's Public Access TV Station (MNN1)

On the BJ Rubin's 36th Birthday Spectacular with Kevin Shea on drums [8/15/14].

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Glockabelle on The Chris Gethard Show 10/1/14

Watch a live taping of "Washing Machine" and "FFFs" performed on the Chris Gethard Show. Half way through the taping, someone called in to juggle my cowboy boots.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Erik Satie's Gnossienne #1 @ Rooftop Films 7/31/14

Glockabelle performs Satie's Gnossienne #1 on glockenspiel with 8 thimbles before Desirée Akhavan's screening of "Appropriate Behavior" during the Rooftop Film Series in Brooklyn, NY.

Glockabelle live on the BJ Rubin Show 36th Birthday Spectacular

I had a blast performing as part of BJ Rubin's 36th Birthday Show on August 15, 2014 on MNN1 in Manhattan. Check out the live taping below and hear my "Washing Machine" and "FFFs." Kevin Shea from Talibam! is joining me on drums.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stop! Stop! Don't Touch!

Here's my take on the 1963 French hit single by Patricia Carli "Demain tu te maries/Arrête, arrête! Ne me touche pas" (Tomorrow you are getting married/Stop, stop! Don't touch me). This song gets 15th place in the rankings of French 45's ever sold. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Carmencita dances to The Cat Song

Here's what it looks like when a very talented Spanish dancer from 1894 dances to my song about two cats, a couple of mice, and a swimming pool. Video by Glockabelle from Library of Congress footage of "Carmencita" (1894) 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I wanna be your boyfriend

Glockabelle covers another Ramones classic en français. 
Video by Glockabelle from public domain footage of "The Crazy Gang" (1937) including the highly dramatic and combatic Apache Dance. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

French-fried Ramones

Glockabelle covers a Ramones classic en français. 
Video by Glockabelle from public domain footage provided by archive.org. [1930]  "Felix the Cat - April Maze." Felix takes his nephews, Inky and Dinky on a picnic that is complicated by rain, and a food swiping rabbit and bear. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Glockabelle on the BJ Rubin TV Show

Tune in this evening to Manhattan's Public Access Television Station from 11pm-midnight on MNN1 in Manhattan (Time Warner 34, RCN 82, FiOS 33) or watch it on the internet
http://www.mnn.org/live/1-community-channel  The show will feature 12 bands and various regulars including: Barr/Shea/Dahl, Frankie Cosmos, American Liberty League, Weasel Walter, and Glockabelle

"Epically magical and wacky moments of the music and comedy variety will certainly transpire this evening as staunch DIY visionary host BJ Rubin opens his doors to you (yes, you!) to be part of his audience as he presents a super-rare live show taping of his longtime seizure-sparking, ape-shit public access program, The BJ Rubin Show." - BRAD COHAN

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Glockabelle at Brooklyn premier of Appropriate Behavior

Glockabelle was invited to perform on July 31st as part of Rooftop Films screening of Desiree Akhavan's "Appropriate Behavior" (official selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival). More info here: https://rooftop-films.squarespace.com/glockabelle/