Shenandoah and the Night offers a haunting, noir-ish sound counter-balanced by bursts of joy and infectious energy. Rootsy enough for folk enthusiasts without sacrificing its modernist edge, Shenandoah and the Night cast a wide net across the spectrums of taste and time, blending and blurring 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.
Its 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 its because the three-year-old Brooklyn quartets music evokes an evening in the Shenandoah Valley: lush, starry and filled with nocturnal cool. WNYC
As a performer and singer in the San Francisco-based group, Yard Dogs Road Show, for nearly a decade, the leggy brunette fan-danced her way across the country Now that shes out on her own, Ablemans haunting voice is front and center, a Grace Slick-meets-Cat Power combination. NY Post
Shenandoah and the Night is a band with en plein air picnics on its mind and a nightingale in its heart. Steeped in the tradition of American folk with elements of doo-wop, and haunting vocals, their music maps out cinematic landscapes and nostalgic love scenes. Deli Magazine
Shenandoah Ableman has come to New York by way of San Francisco, bringing with her a flair for the dramatic and an eclectic mix of sounds that she refers to as Pop Noir. Its dark, haunting, moody and atmospheric, counterbalanced with bursts of joy and infectious energy. The Aquarian Weekly
Offering up a helping of noir style (both in her costume and vocals), this band stands apart from many of the other folk or indie groups, with their uncanny ability to spread joy. Brooklyn Exposed
Cat Power meets Feist. Burlington Free Press