Lyric gifts

March 11, 2018

My last show in San Francisco at Adobe Books was amazing, thanks so much!

I have been thinking about how nice it is when someone travels to see you play and this exchange I did a few years back where I traded hand written lyrics for small bits of cultural treasures.  If there is a a yummy local hot sauce or something shippable, I am still into this idea.  Might be nice given how no one receives presents or letters anymore, right?

xo Liz.




2018 will be it!

December 31, 2017

The newest Picastro record will be released in 2018 along with a 16mm film I shot a long time ago and am trying to assemble some sound design for.  Its like beyond what I was thinking in terms of work because the film is narrated by sound instead of dialogue and there are so many ways to tell a story through sound.

Here’s a video in the meantime by Quiet Bedrooms of a song off the new album.  When I was asked to do something for the series, I remembered this guy at a show in Brooklyn who came up to me after the set and said it was so intimate, it was like he was watching me in my bedroom.  Totally what I was going for! So thanks dude.  Even though you were drunk, you were spot on.


Fall shows

August 29, 2017

I’ll be playing some shows with friends until our album is released.  Come say hi! I also started a film 12 years which I have to score, so that is next in line.  if you have some art you’d like to share, I need an album cover!  Email me,


September 29, 2017.    Toronto, ON.  Church of the Redeemer.  Anastasia Minster’s album release show! “Hour of the Wolf”

October 13, 2017.  Chicago, IL.   Cafe Mustache.

October 15, 2017.  Bloomington, IN.  The Bishop.

As always, please email if me if you want me to play your town!




exit adulthood

July 23, 2017

The record is done, just getting all the art work sorted.  I haven’t figured out a title much beyond “Exit” but maybe that’s enough.   My aim was to only have male singers on each song.  Some of it worked, some of it needed a mix of two or more people, including myself.   I have always thought it would be interesting if I made an album presented by male  singers and erased myself from that part of the presentation of it.    I researched various cultural styles of music and singing, cultures where women dominated ritual and private ceremonies where men ruled public performance.   But the album took on its own tone and is as much about addiction and humility and disappointment in adulthood as it is about gender.  It is kind in its humanity but maybe brutal in other ways.  I’ll be playing some solo shows in the fall while I finish a film I started a while ago, get in touch if you want a show or just want to say hi.



February 19, 2017

dscn0897Forgot to mention, these were silkscreened by the talented Petra Glynt a few moons ago.dscn0897


stuff for sale

February 19, 2017

Might switch to just selling pickles and hot sauce on tour instead.

I’ll personalize these shirts and tapes in some way if you want them.  The shirts are ladies dscn08991small, the tapes are unisex.  $10 Canadian dollars for the shirts, $5 for the cassettes.

I still can’t think of a good album title.




U.K. shows, 2016

November 16, 2016

While we finish the record of a thousand voices, I’ll be playing some shows in the U.K. with friends.  Possibly one more Toronto show.

December 1, Manchester.  @ Fuel with Howie Reeve.

December 3, Glasgow.  @ Platform with Adrian Crowley and Howie Reeve.

December 4, London.  @ Cafe Oto with Pekko Kappi.





August 14, 2016

This album is taking too long.  I am booking some shows overseas for December, get in touch if you want me to play, I’ll be playing some new stuff solo.


In the meantime, I am going through some things, trying to finish a film I started 10 years ago and will be posting photos and songs from compilations.


Write me anytime:  Love, Liz.


Toronto show! June 2!

May 14, 2016

Picastro will be playing with Thrill Jockey artist Colleen and our friend Justin Small from Do Make Say Think, June 2nd at Ratio in Toronto, Justin and Picastros will do a little collaboration at some point.


Check it out!


Picastro shows, 2016

March 21, 2016

This record is taking a while! It will be worth it, I promise.

In the meantime, I’ll be playing mostly solo on May 7 at Casa Del Popolo for the third edition of Club Les Femmes S’en Melent! With some special guests I hope.


Also planning on other shows here and there so stay tuned!