Picastro :: I’ve never met a stranger

Toronto’s Picastro first emerged in the mid 1990s as the slowcore indie-rock outlet of songwriter Liz Hysen. In the intervening decades, she has welcomed a rotating cast of collaborators, released a pair of albums with Polyvinyl, and maintained a cult following through a steady drip of downcast songs with shivering orchestral flourishes. On her latest covers EP, I’ve never met a stranger, Hysen is accompanied by a gang of local luminaries that includes members of Mas Aya, Marker Starling, and Badge Époque Ensemble.