getting stuff done

September 18, 2014

We’re working on new songs, a new video and a European tour for Feb/March 2015.

Get in touch if you’d like us to play in your town.

In the meantime, check out this video my friend Jim Munroe did a while back for Mountain/Relief. The footage is from the amazing Prelinger Archives.

Here is a rare taping of some Picastro songs solo! Also an interview,. Wish I had practiced my public speaking a bit more!

Check it out! Here’s a song from the Toronto release show at the wonderful Cinecycle, hosted by Wavelength.

credit corrections

April 11, 2014

The newest Picastro album “You” was finished a long time ago but it was my visionary friend Andréa Picard who took the cover photo and helped me with the idea which I laboured over for so long.  I could not have done it without her.

I also did not credit James Plotkin for mastering the album.   Thank you James.

My other constant source of idea making is Ned Schwartz who did the cover for Whore Luck and always steers me in the right direction.  Thank you.

Since I have been getting a lot of questions about this lately, I would also like to point out that if you purchase a copy of the record you will see credits listed.    I know its being downloaded but don’t make the mistake of assuming that the current band members are doing all the work, credits are important.

“You” tour dates

February 26, 2014

001 (4)Picastro has some shows coming up to celebrate the release of You on Static Clang and Function records.

We will be joined by Islaja in the U.K. who also has an amazing album coming out on Monika. Check our her other albums on Fonal too.

March 13: Chicago, IL. The Empty Bottle with Scott Tuma and Zelienople.

April 3: Queens, NY. Trans-Pecos, Northern Spy curated night with Center Divider and Insect Ark.

April 9: Toronto, ON. Cinecycle, presented by Wavelength. There will be screenings too!

May 1: London, U.K. Cafe Oto with Islaja.
May 2: Bristol, U.K. Cube Cinema with Islaja.
May 4: Manchester, U.K. Sounds from the Other City.

I’ve been down in the dumps about music lately, so it was nice to read these.

It’s music that is meant for human connection and empathy. I don’t think it’s scary, not sure what that says about me but at the very least if it has helped you out in some way, then I am happy.

Thank you.


“You” will be out in February 2014.   Guests include Alex Lukashevsky, Tony Dekker, Caleb Mulkerin & Colleen Kinsella, Angela Hysen and some pretty great singing by Nick! Let me know what you thin of this cover image…


Monday October 28,  Presov, Slovakia.  Wave Art Club.

Thursday October 31, Slovakia, Trenčín.   Klub Luc


A few handmade copies of our new album “You” will be for sale.

A couple of years ago, Picastro released a split with our friends and amazing musicians Nadja. It was called Fool, Redeemer and written for my friend Jonathan Culp’s super 8 film “Red Shift”.

We wrote Skullduggery very loosely and then I added vocals later, based on my favourite boxer Mike Tyson. The vocal version didn’t make the album but I thought it would be nice to post.

And if you haven’t seen Tyson, see it!

More fall dates announced!

August 28, 2013

Picastro will be playing Feast in the East on October 10 in Toronto with out tour mate Khora! Please support us by coming out, we are raising funds for our tour.


Also more dates for our fall tour!

19-Oct DE, Berlin @ Madame Claude
20-Oct CZ, Praha @ Café V Lese
21-Oct tba
22-Oct PL, Krakow @ Alchemia
23-Oct PL, Gdynia @ Desdemona
24-Oct LT, Vilnius @ Kirtimai Art Center
25-Oct LV, Zemlika Festival
26-Oct day off
27-Oct PL, Warsaw @ Powikszenie
28-Oct PL or SK, tba
29-Oct SK, Košice @ Tabacka
30-Oct SK, Žilina @ Stanica
31-Oct SK, Trenčín @ tba
01-Nov CZ, Brno @ Boro
02-Nov CZ, Plzen @ Pohoda



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