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Picastro began in Toronto in 1997 or 1998 as a acoustic guitar and cello duo. Since then there have been a long list of contributors, some of whom still appear on recordings. Kurt Newman [ guitar ], Stephanie Vittas [ cello ], catl [ guitar ], Evan Clarke [ drums, guitar ], Zak Hanna [ guitar ], Rachel McBride [ cello ], Owen Pallett [ viola, organ, piano ], Nick Storring [ cello ], Brandon Valdivia [ drums ], Ant Saunders [ viola, guitar ]. Recordings include contributions to Badaboom Grammaphone #4 [ the Russian song “Ochi Chorni, 2001 ]. Greg Weeks is also on it and Six Organs of Admittance. Before that " Gidali " an early Picastro recording appeared Eye of the Beholder vol. 1 on Tract Records. In 2005, " Towtruck " a collaboration with Dwayne Sodahberk appeared on the Wiretapper 13 (June 2005 issue of the Wire) and “Shorter Hard” appeared on Comes with a Smile, issue 19. We released “Red Your Blues,” our first full-length on Pehr in 2002. Monotreme in the U.K. licensed the album in 2003. Then Winter Notes off the album was licensed by the show “24”. The second album " Metal Cares " came out on Polyvinyl and Monotreme in Europe in 2005. Three of the songs were recorded at home, one of which is a Russian song I had been playing for years on my piano and finally recorded. One song features my friend Dwayne Sodahberk who has records out on Tigerbeat 6. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ( Think of the likes of " Codein " ~ " Bedhead " and " The For Carnation " [ MySpace ] | [ Last.fm ] ). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Artist - Picastro Album - Become Secret [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2010 Genre - Slow-core, Experimental, Post-rock, Sadcore [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 1 - Twilight Parting 2 - A Dune A Doom 3 - Pig & Sucker 4 - Spilt Head 5 - I Know My Time Now 6 - Neva 7 - Suttee 8 - A Neck In The Desert 9 - The Stiff ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Picastro - Become Secret Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Artist - Picastro Album - Red Your Blues [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2002 Genre - Slow-core, Experimental, Post-rock, Sadcore [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 1 - Winter Notes 2 - Fifth Wall 3 - Mine 4 - No Name 5 - 5 Cent Church 6 - Night of Long Knives 7 - Meat 8 - The Sea Will Kill You 9 - Dakar Relay ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Picastro - Red Your Blues Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Artist - Picastro Album - Metal Cares [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2005 Genre - Slow-core, Experimental, Post-rock, Sadcore [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 1 No Contest 2 Common Cold 3 Sharks 4 Dramaman 5 I Can't Fall Asleep 6 Skinnies 7 Raddy Daddy 8 Teeth and No Eyes 9 Ah Nyeh Nyeh 10 Blonde Fires ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Picastro - Metal Cares Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Artist - Picastro Album - Whore Luck [ * * * * * ] Release Date - 2007 Genre - Slow-core, Experimental, Post-rock, Sadcore [ EXCELLENT ] Tracklist 1 - Hortur 2 - Car Sleep 3 - Friend Of Mine 4 - In The Weeds 5 - All Erase 6 - If You Have Ghosts 7 - Towtruck 8 - Stair Keeper 9 - Albanis 10 - Older Lover ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Picastro - Whore Luck Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Recommendations: The White Birch | Slowblow | Bedhead | Clogs | Barzin ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AWESOME Dana... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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