Cassis & the Sympathies
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"Pop of the future - Cosmopolitan Dancebeat"

Cassis has a New York trio fronting the German singer, whose voice at times is heavily reminiscent of chanteuses Debbie Harry and Nico. The music of the unusual band swings somewhere between pop, chanson and electronics. Instruments like saxophone, vibraphone or accordion take equal place with sequencers and different computerworks, without being embarrassing. How Cassis pulls this off is unexplainable. Maybe it is due to the cosmopolitan big apple atmosphere, or the determined will of these three musicians to create something new. Keep an eye on Cassis in the future. This band is taking pop to new places. - Rolling Stone


"Dare to Live"

Cassis is always on the move like the beats that dance in her midi-accordion, bonbon-pop with a slide taste of sweet-saltylicorice... - Sueddeutsche Zeitung


"Winks its way into your heart"

Sweeping ethereal NYC-based Europop built from a foundation of midi instrumentation, alluring accordion, and German singer Cassis’s Nico-esque chanteuse drawl.

b-blush winks its way into your heart courtesy of Cassis’ sexy vocals and an unconventional bass/drums/vibraphone rhythm section.“
- CMJ


"Wistful, accordion-festooned lounge act"

German chanteuse and accordionist Cassis leads her swirly, playful group. Live, Cassis incorporates an ambient slide show, and it will make you feel glamorously transcontinental.
We recommend this show highly.
Cassis purveys ‚continental‘ pop, which shouldn‘t put you in the mind of the East Village hard-rock strong hold. Think accordion-driven chansons given a downtown spin.“ - You feel like you‘re sitting near the Seine drinking wine during springtime when you hear Cassis' accordion driven stylings.
- Time Out New York


"Ironic Neo-Cabaret Music"

Cassis and her band forge beyond the lounge scene with their lush, ironic neo-cabaret music. They build their tunes in languid, sometimes trippy washes of accordion sighs and echoing vibes, the tempo as measured as Enya‘s pulse. Cassis sings studiously offhand deadpan - cf. Nico, Deborah Harry, Karen Akers - nicely undercut by winking, off-kilter lyrics. Cool yet warm and likable.

- New York Press - Presspick


"A Smart Futuro-Cabaret Act"

With her loungy accordion and the irony implicit in her unruffled vocal delivery, Cassis leads her bass-drums-vibraphone combo in slouching and winking its way through a smart futuro-cabaret act. A warm heart pumps just beneath the cool surface of this statuesque pose and makes it, uh, Blush. - New York Press - Presspick


"It'll Shoot Straight Into Your Heart"

You are resting on a meadow, in the midst of rich grass. The sun is shining and so is the world. You open your eyes and you find yourself back on a couch, at home on a cold September-day. In this case you probably have Cassis' music in your cd player, spheric, loungy and floating. It‘ll shoot straight into your heart. - Flyer


"Euro-Pop"

One of the most unusual discoveries of Euro-Pop is called Cassis. You won’t be able to put her in a drawer ... - Tip, Berlin - Day Pick


"Best of New York and Berlin"

Cassis takes the best of New York and Berlin. With European pop-trips she is cooling the hectic New York downtown-pulse. The chanson voice as well as the accordion and vibraphone are lending a human touch to the electronic ambience. Aesthetically following the 4AD-Light-Acts, they urge you to dance or fly. - Guide


"Passionately Playful"

Cassis is the focus of the band with her red dress, her big gestures and her cool yet erotic voice. ‘Take it Easy’ - that’s what the music reflects as well, passionately playful. ... a band with the flair of the New York Boheme... ressembles Velvet Underground and Nico. Cassis is unique and it will be interesting to follow their future. - Suedwestpresse


Discography

Cassis released with b-blush: 'heartcore' 1999 and 'you are not here' 2001. Mostly all tracks have been part of filmscores or have gotten radioplay.

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Bio

Cassis & the Sympathies music is a cross between Aimee Mann, Bjoerk, Tom Waits and John Cale. Fronted by Cassis mostly on the accordion, the band's last show kept hundreds of people for four hours on a closed down 5th Ave in front of the Metropolitan Museum dancing (Museum Mile Festival 2005 + 2006). Cassis toured with her former band b-blush several times Europe and Mexico
and played successfully at all New York downtown clubs. New York's Joe's Pub gig on 7/7/06 opening up at Matt Keating's Record Release Party felt magical.