Lacrymosa / Shenandoah & the Night
Show DescriptionLacrymosa is the solo-moniker of Caitlin Pasko. Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Pasko was taught classical piano from a young age, and quickly showed a preternatural genius for the instrument. Her mastery of impressionistic cadences and romantic conveyance of melody gave way, despite her rigorous background, to a songwriting ability beyond the pale of her peers. At twenty, she’s channeled the playful character of Regina Spektor and Feist in the creation of a stamp all her own, one steeped in the mystic literacy of Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush, capable of deep deliverance and nurture. Caitlin Pasko’s story will be told…
“To say I'm a little bit in love with Caitlin Pasko, aka Lacrymosa, would be an understatement.” - The 405
“If you’re anything like us, your heart skipped a beat once you heard Caitlin Pasko of Lacrymosa’s airy, lilting voice on our exclusive play list with Family Records. It was love at first note…” - Modcloth
The distinctive Brooklyn-based quintet Shenandoah and the Night offer a haunting, noir-ish sound counter-balanced by bursts of joy and infectious energy.
Casting a wide net across the spectrums of taste and time, they effortlessly blend and blur a diverse set of influences that range from the operatic anguish of Nina Simone and Kurt Weill, to the dusky psychedelic sturm und drang of the Doors and Janis Joplin.
"It’s a little hard to listen to the airy baroque pop of Shenandoah and the Night and not imagine the majestic national park and valley of the same name. Perhaps it’s because the three-year-old Brooklyn quartet’s music evokes an evening in the Shenandoah Valley: lush, starry and filled with nocturnal cool..." -Monika Fabian, WNYC