Author Archives: josh

“Blotto” Pre-Order Available Now

Blotto Cover Digital

Would you sell your Soul for the chance to be remembered? Will you chase that chance against all odds, despite the costs to those you love? Will you turn your back on your Hopes and Dreams OR on the People you Love?  Five years after the enormous success of Josh Martinez’ last solo album, The World Famous Sex Buffet, our mustachioed bandit is back with a brand new epic tale of heartbreak, destruction and redemption (maybe). The album is about the pursuit of The Dream, the End of the Party, and The Mess that’s left behind. Blotto!

Pre-Order Here:

Honest, human and often hilarious is Blotto. Co-produced by legendary director and producer, Stuey Kubrick, and songwriting savant, Sapient, Blotto features guest appearances from Ceschi, Stevie Ross, Sapient and Evil Ebenezer.  Martinez is no motivational speaker, instead he takes a documentary crew into his most private thoughts as he is seduced by fame and destroyed by the loves he has to leave for the road. Weaving epic musicality with a master storyteller’s instinct, the production is layered and melodic, the lyrics biting and raw, and Martinez voice, broken and uplifting.


On-line: 10/29/13

In-Stores: 11/19/13

6th annual chicharones sxsw boat party

SXSW 2013 Show Schedule

You can almost smell the BBQ and Lone Star in the air, it’s that time of year The Chicharones head down to the SXSW festival in Austin, TX. This year the schedule is full of shows for everyday of the music week, as well as our 6th Annual SXSW Boat Party and a show in San Marcos, TX to round it out. Check out the schedule below and follow our social medias for the most up to date info. &


– Tuesday March 12th
2908 Fruth St Austin, TX 78705

– Tuesday March 12th
Trophy Club
310 E 6th St, Austin, TX
w/ Sapient

– Wednesday March 13th
The Grackle
1700 E 6th St, Austin, TX
w/ Sapient

– Thursday March 14th
VEVO tv Control Room
304 W 4th St Austin, TX
w/ Dead Prez @ 9:25 pm

-Thursday March 14th
So Gnar Party
Address TBA

-Saturday March 16th
Pawn Takes King 2013
2200 S. Pleasant Valley Austin, TX
w/ Sapient

-Saturday March 16th
Spider House Cafe
2908 Fruth St. Austin, TX
Sleep Of Oldominion/Chicharones (solo set)

– Sunday March 17th
6th Annual SXSW Boat Party
Highland Lakes Marina
16120 Wharf Cove, Volente, TX
w/ Sapient – 3pm
Click Here For Tickets
– Monday March 18th
Triple Crown
206 N Edward Gary Street
San Marcos, TX

Por Que? (Pork Eh?) Free Mixtape DL

The Chicharones have wrapped up recording their upcoming album “Swine Flew” and to celebrate the fruits of their labors they decided to create and release the brand new absolutely free mixtape “Por Que (Pork, Eh?)“. This time around Josh & Sleep were on tour with nothing but stolen mixtapes and work out jams to write to. A mash-up of classic and mainstream instrumentals, all re-imagined and re-written with the original Chicharones flavor.

Por Que? (Pork Eh?)

Josh Martinez Kickstarter Campaign begins Here! – embed this in your life.

Josh Martinez Kickstarter Campaign

It is official and its on. I will cook the food, lay this bacon down, and bring the band back with one fell swoop of your almighty support dollars. Thought id try my hand at crowdsourcing. This video is shot entirely in Mexico, during one day, a down and out reflective day of sadness, and hope. Please check it out and support Josh Martinez, who has already brought you so many fine things, and jewelry and dresses and musics, that it would be unclassy not to get behind the kid and his new project – The Pissed Off Wild.

Josh Martinez – Pissed Off Wild album OUT NOW!

You’ve heard rumors, maybe even seen the madness live, but finally, after years of perfecting the blend, Josh Martinez is ready to present THE PISSED OFF WILD. GO TO Camobear Records right now and pick it up on digital or in the physical version. We have even have signed versions…

After 5 years of uninhibited disappointment, setbacks, failure, fire, raining frogs, garbage strikes, Stephen Harper, Roofies and sexually transmitted innuendo, the PISSED OFF WILD album has made its way into the oozing viscuous puss of the modern era. Started five years ago in Vancouver, BC, when Martinez was full of chutzpah, ample virginity and the full breasted lifestyle of a young hungry dreamer, The Pissed Off Wild album is a triumph of tribulations.

The album is a testament to finishing something destined for historic revision, an incredible musical journey that five years ago was cutting edge and to this day is still ahead of the curve of 99% of the new indie rap game. The one rule was that each song could not have more than 2 verses of rap and most have significantly less. It moves from minimal punk fight songs, to drunk Irish singalongs, to gorgeous melancholy heartache that sounds like the Black Keys at their best.

Chicharones and Pigeon John hit the road together

Chicharones & Pigeon John mini tour

With one of our fantastic brethren and one of the best showmen in livemusic today, Pigeon John and the Chicharones are hitting the road together to put two of the best live shows on the bill together in the same place. PJ is a legend in out time and others, and the Chicharones, buzzing harder then a fresh corpse, are making their rise to the top of the pile, relevant and exciting for us and our long term fans.

May 5 – San Francisco, Ca – Rockit Room – 406 Clement St
May 6 – Reno, NV – The Underground – 555 East 4th Street B
May 7 – Eureka, CA – RJD2 afterparty – Red Fox Tavern – 415 Fifth Street
May 10 – Bend, OR – Domino Room – 51 NW Greenwood Ave
May 11 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey – 1325 E. Madison
May 13 – Portland, OR – Mt Tabor Theatre – 4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Chicharones back on the road!

Chicharones start touring again as they finish their new masterpiece of an album. Having just finished playing the NBA Portland Trailblazers Halftime Show on March 17, The Chicharones are buzzing harder than termites in a whiskey barrel. Take a look at our lives. Are your balls anywhere near this big? Playing with FT Collins group Los Guyz, this is sure to be a great time. Ill be keeping a firm eye on my Portland Trailblazers as it is getting towards playoff time, and seeds are up for grabs. let us not end up in the hands of the Lake Show in the first round.

April 1 – Boise, ID @ The Reef
April 2 – Sun Valley, ID @ Whiskey Jacques
April 5 – Missoula, MT @ The Top Hat
April 6 – Livingston, MT @ The Z-Barn
April 7 – Bozeman, MT @ Zebra Cocktail Lounge
April 9 – Whitefish, MT @ The Craggy Range

Martinez does The Chicharones!

The Spring has arrived in the Northwest USA, and so now I garden. When its music time, aka business time, i’m focusing all my time these days on theChicharones. I’ve been neglecting theJosh Martinez lifestyle, and these things happen. Rest assured i’m working on making great songs in my little cave in the cut, and there is new Josh Martinez music in the works, as long as the Canadian government crowns me again with their financial approval. With the Chicharones, Me and Sleep are now finished with Swine Flew Over the Coocoo’s Nest, the double opus opus that everyone will love and make love on. It is our best work for sure and it will come out in the Fall. We will be touring the whole west side of the USA this summer. We are the OOFFICIAL Kings of the Small Market. Tour dates will be up soon.

For Now, Go Get A Free Chicharones Album featuring 11 great songs from the Chicharones 10 year catalog, and with a brand new song called Hi Hey Hello, from the NEW ALBUM. its on some Grizzly Bear/Beach Boys sounds. Its way out there, and i think, one of the best songs we’ve ever made. Smash Hit Maybe? Please don’t forget about thejosh. I’ll make something relevant soon, whether if its a finished Pissed Off Wild album, or smashing out a 15 minute mega mix of 12 songs all set to Stuey Kubrick video movie, to be rocked in the live environment, somehow. Life is strange. People are stranger.

SXSW 2010 or Bust

Howdy pardners! It’s that time again… when all the ace high folks in town put on their best bib and tucker, and gear up for a hog killin good time

That’s right. Camobear Records is heading to Austin, TX to kick some ass at the biggest music festival in North America, South By SouthWest 2010! Scheduled to attend and perform on behalf of the CamoBear family are: The Chicharones, Josh Martinez & the Pissed Off Wild, Sleep and the Lymph Notes, The Insects, Onry Ozzborn with Grayskul and Dark Time Sunshine (whose new record “Vessel” releases on Fake Four Inc. this April).
Our boys are bustin outta their boots with excitement, and gettin ready to ambush the Lone Star State with their fine as cream gravy rhymes and innovative live band lifestyles. Don’t miss it!

SXSW 2010 Schedule
Wedesday, March 17th @ 1am – The Chicharones w/ The Insects at Touche
Thursday, March 18 at 9:20 p.m – Josh Martinez at Club 115
Friday March 19th at 12am – The Chicharones at Karma Lounge,
Saturday, March 20th at 9pm Sleep at Palm Door

Boat Party
This years annual boat party is taking place at the Highland Lakes Marina, as a wrap up for SXSW, on Sunday March 21st. Get tickets at before it’s too late!
The Chicharones will be rocking with a full live band and showcasing songs from the new record. Also on the bill are Solillaquists Of Sound, Afro Classics, Killah Priest and Notion, Blueprint and Illogic, as well as The Insects.

I Heart Canada

For Everything the Olympics did to my latent patriotism and more. What an amazing time. Vancouver was fun for the first time in my recorded memory. For now, that is all…Played the Bobsled runs, multiple Whistler clubs, and the Fire and Ice Master show at the base of Whistler/Blackcomb Mountain for 10,000 confused screaming foreigners, who were drunk on medals and good cheer (and also lots of booze).