August 18, 2015
I always mean to write more, this summer was unexpectedly busy. I played in Chicago in May, Jersey City at WfMU (video to come soon!) in July and the full band will be playing on August 27th at our sometimes rehearsal space at Ratio with Loom and Laughing Eye Weeping Eye.
I have been studying the oud and preparing all the songs I want to record for another album, this time it will not include me singing at all, I have been asking different male musicians instead. Its not really a statement about me but maybe a statement about music and my relationship to it. There are times I totally forget about my gender and I do think of myself as a composer, no question. Somewhere in between those two areas is the next album.
May 31, 2015
Totally forgot to write about the last show we had in Chicago with some old and new friends! On May 16 I played with Coins and Bilín Wake + Drekka at the Hideout in Chicago. Much fun.
On July 25, I will be playing in NJ at Monty Hall with my friend Joe Merolla on cello, opening for Big Blood. Big Blood is one of my favourite bands ever and I am super excited this is happening.
Finally, it looks like we will have one more show in Toronto this year, details to come.
Still working on new songs for the “man” album.
April 14, 2015
The Canadian premiere of “State Man” appeared today on Chart Attack! Check out the link below:
Also some very beautiful photos taken in Brussels by Le Chaff. More to come. Thanks for the tour Europe! I promise we will be back sooner rather than later….
March 15, 2015
This is the first time the full band has travelled to western Europe in 5 years or something, come check it out!
March 18 | Brussels – BE | Les Mariniers with Khora (on Constellation)
March 19 | Utrecht – NL | Db’s
March 20 | Munich – DE | Café Kult
March 21 | Innsbruck – AT | PMK with Khora
March 22 | Zero Branco – IT | Altroquando with Khora
March 23 | Genova – IT | Garage 1517 with Khora
March 24 | Perugia – IT | Postmodernissimo
March 25 | Rome – IT | Dal Verme
March 26 | Bologna – IT | Freak Out Club
March 27 | Lausanne – CH | Le Bourg With Toronaut
March 28 | Nijmegen – NL | Derde Wal
March 29 | Ghent – BE | Kinky Star with Khora
March 30 | Brussels – BE | Le Chaf
February 20, 2015
January 10, 2015
March 21. Innsbruck, AT. PMK with Khora.
March 22. Zero Branco, IT. Altroquando with Khora.
March 24. Perugia, IT. Postmodernissimo.
March 25. Rome, IT. Dal Verme.
March 26. Bologna, IT. Freak Out Club
March 27. Lausanne, CH. Le Bourg With Toronaut.
March 28. Nijmegen, NL. Derde Wal.
March 29. Ghent, BE. Kinky Star with Khora.
April 4. Toronto, ON. The Jam Factory.
More dates coming soon.
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.
May 20, 2014
Here is a rare taping of some Picastro songs solo! Also an interview,. Wish I had practiced my public speaking a bit more!
May 10, 2014
Check it out! Here’s a song from the Toronto release show at the wonderful Cinecycle, hosted by Wavelength.
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.