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Underground POP

Get ready for some Camobear and Loathing: The Underground POP video is finally here. Underground POP is the kind of music Josh Martinez was born to make. Stealing the catchy hooks and song structures of pop music and perverting the means using subversive messaging, Martinez leaves listeners with epic anthems of lavish excess and punk rock honesty.

In this brand new FACTOR sponsored video, Josh Martinez hooks up with reclusive pervert director Stuey Kubrick, nephew of Stanley, to shoot the 8th video fromThe World Famous Sex Buffet, entitled “Underground Pop“. This is their third video for this album (See Trickle Down Trauma, and R.E.S.P.O.N.S.I.B.I.L.I.T.Y.) AND IS surely the best one yet. This epic video is based on the Hunter S. Thompson classic Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.

Starring Josh Martinez as the drug and booze riddled gonzo-journalist and accompanied by Moka Only (fka  Swollen Members), the loose-cannon, drunk uncle lawyer, the video was shot over 3 months between Las Vegas, Vancouver and a bathtub of an abandoned motel in Chilliwack.

In an unusually ugly turn of events, Martinez chose his birthday to shave his head in the manner of a balding 40 year old man, to offer a more method portrayal of hero Hunter S. Thompson. Said Martinez: “There’s a lot of ways you can shit the bed when portraying an icon. We just tried to go the extra mile, do it respectfully, and do it as true to the original spirit as possible.”

The final touches were splatter animations in the Ralph Steadman spirit and this brilliant video proves why the album was ranked #1 on Canadian music charts for three months straight and is deserving of your full, undivided attention. And FOR GODSAKES CANADA, give Josh Martinez his Juno nod.

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Josh Martinez & Pigeon John tour announcement!

“The Smorgasbord Tour” (Oct 22-Nov 10, 2009)

Self described “Lifestyle Enthusiast” JOSH MARTINEZ has joined forces with LA’s “Loveable Everyman” PIGEON JOHN to create a delightfully entertaining musical smorgasbord, ripe with searing rhymes, quirky humour and classic hip hop sounds. Touring across Canada, this is an upbeat Hip-Hop show featuring songs of human struggle and the eternal battle to find humor in truth. Accompanied by a bass player and DJ, and featuring talented local opening acts, this show has something for everyone.

JOSH Martinez, proud Canadian, and 10 year international tour veteran, is crossing his native land in support of his newest release entitled, “The World Famous Sex Buffet” (Camobear Records). Featuring Canadian superheroes Classified, Mother Mother, Skratch Bastid, as well as internationals Devin the Dude, Sleep and Awol One, The Sex Buffet record was the #1 Hip Hop record on Canadian college radio charts for twelve straight weeks after its release in Oct 2008. One of the songs from that album—“Goin’ Back to Hali,” featuring Skratch Bastid and Classified, and shot in Halifax last winter—has received extensive play on Much Music and Musique Plus.

PIGEON JOHN, brings his signature blend of wit, charisma and undeniable stage presence to his catchy and clever songs. Fresh from his latest project “Summertime Pool Party (Quannum Records), featuring MTVU hit Freaks! Freaks!. Touring the nation 8 times over, Pigeon John has earned his veteran status, using a clever balance of self-deprecating humor and confidence to rock any crowd, any stage. His boundless energy seduces crowds making ladies swoon and fellas embrace their geek appeal.

So whether you wanna get down and dirty at the World Famous Sex Buffet, or take a plunge in the shark infested waters of the Summertime Pool Party, “This is entertainment – Pure and simple”. (Vice)

ON TOUR NOW!!!

If you would like to set up an interview via phone or in person please contact: Tour Manager, Mat Keller, by email: kellercamo@gmail.com. Thank you!

More info available at: http://www.joshmartinez.ca http://www.myspace.com/thejoshmartinez http://www.camobear.ca http://press.joshmartinez.ca http://www.myspace.com/pigeonjohn

Trickle Down Trauma, Sex Buffet’s Seventh Serving

Josh Martinez and Stuey Kubrick reunite for a return to small town disaster-ville…This song is the 7th video from Josh Martinez’s latest album – The World Famous Sex Buffet (available now at www.camobeardigital.com)

Trickle Down Trauma (Music Video)

Story: A guy mows lawns on the daily to make enough money to get smashed to forget the loss of his lady, who left him for another man. Remember Ryan Jenkins, the guy who killed his wife and chopped her up after appearing on some reality TV show? Yeah, well he hung himself in the very motel that we shot in this video. Set in Hope, BC, home of Rambo – First Blood, this video has all the makings of a classic weirdo downer SPLITSVILLE special. The Kubrick touch is evident throughout…smoke, burning, eclectic local characters, and a sense of serenity and sadness mixed with a Surf and Turf erotica vibe. What?

It’s all Vegas now baby

Josh Martinez, urban folk hero, and last Canadian standing, has landed in the disgustingly hot, and morbidly sexy, world of Las Vegas, USA. In town to shoot the video forUnderground Pop, a collaboration with Moka Only, from the World Famous Sex Buffet album, Martinez has undergone a radical transformation from a drug and booze riddled  rapper into the drug and booze riddled iconic superhero of Gonzo, the almighty HST. With Moka playing the cigarette ashen, ether-soaked Samoan Attourney, this video will clearly outshine the rest of the videos combined.

Directed by world reknowned, famous nephew Stuey Kubrick, this video is a tour de force. Shot over two months, the initial day of shooting was shot in Vancouver prop-shop “Can-Am Warehouse”, on green screen, with a rented 1968 El Dorado drop top to film the car scenes in. Moka Only played the Attorney perfectly, rocking a mustache, and going open-shirt Hawaiian from the get go. The driving scenes in the the car are brilliant. Shot already nailed include the hotel check in, the 1oo miles from Barstow sequence, the giant lizards in the lobby, and something that Stuey set up with giant pigs and US flags everywhere…
The video’s second and crucial phase is the Vegas phase. I booked a show in Vegas for JUNE 3rd, to help offset the costs, and we are bringing in a small guerilla squad to outstrip the strip, killing the time and making music video history. With the help of our rented, cherry-red 1970 Cadillac DeVille drop-top with a 100 mile daily limit, we will we pick up the B-reels and backgrounds for the green screen as well as capture new scenes.  Scenes to be shot include “Bat Country”, a NIXON vs Hunter showdown in an off strip carnival, the Gary Busey scene, a trip to the gun range to fire some heavy weapons, and an outing for some good ol’fashioned horse/camel/goat racing (whatever is the weirdest thing we can find) featuring carnal debauchery throughout. Check out some of the screenshots from the initial Vancouver shoot. Playing the role of one of my personal heroes, Hunter S. Thompson, this was the greatest week of my life.

Going Back To Hali VIDEO!!!

Booyaka shot. Shot in beautiful scenic Halifax, Nova Scotia, this homecoming video is directed by NE’s Cazhmere. The shoot brings Josh Martinez back from his West Coast Portland home, to visit family and shoot this special video in his hometown of Halifax, with fellow local legends, Classified and Skratch Bastid. Hanging out in their hometowns on the day after a big blizzard, the shoots were freezing but hilarious, and everyone on the crew handled it, and its definitely the most pro-looking Josh Martinez video ever shot. Thanks to the NE folks and all the extras, friends and good dance moves that came out. During the 2 day shoot, we shot at Citadel Hill, Pier 21, The Waterfront, and Bastid shot his DJ scenes on the Macdonald bridge, in the middle of a pedestrian walkway half way across the water between Halifax and Dartmouth. It was the most cold i’ve felt in my balls ever. The song is a play on LL Cool J’s ‘Going back to Cali…The video is shot with numerous scenes in tribute to the original. This video was shot with Videofact grants, meaning we got given money to make this masterpiece. And so we celebrate the first time in 42 attempts, that Josh Martinez has received a Videofact grant. Hazza!

Josh Martinez – Going Back to Hali w Classified, Skratch Bastid

SXSW Canada Raps

Wow. Thanks to Matt Sonzala for having the vision and clout to put together the best hip-hop showcase Canada has ever exported. This is pretty much the top of the class, the best of the best. Canada has been handling itself exceptionally well against the odds of the whole being Canadian thing. Some of the best ‘rappers’ in Canada who have already graduated to the biggs, with a career, their own audience and unique style: Maestro, K’naan, Kardinal, Swollen Members, K-os, Buck 65. And everybody not on that list is here. Research anyone on our showcase and you’ll find scene veterans from every part of the country, all with a sound, a following and a live show that kills, so i‘m proud to be apart of this veteran lineup. On Friday March 20, at the Music Gym, we will be absolutely crushing the sets, one after the other. Come and join us for an ale and check out the best dudes in Canada right now. Friday, March 20 @ Austin Music Gym Music Gym and Lounge – 815 E. Sixth St., Austin, TX 08:00 PM Peer Pressure 08:30 PM D.O. 09:00 PM More Or Les 09:30 PM Grand Analog 10:00 PM Keys N Krates 10:40 PM Moka Only + Def 3 11:15 PM Josh Martinez 11:55 PM Shad 12:30 AM Classified 01:15 AM Cadence Weapon

SEX BUFFET IS NUMBER 1 IN CANADA!!!

Martinez is killing the charts in Canada. It is a ridiculous time to be a Martinez fan as the streets of an entire country have been covered in gold coins care of his recent opus. Shattering expectations, this record has been number one for 6 weeks straight and is leading to arena tours and offers of praise from as far away as Paris, France, where the French have been kissing and sneaking side boob over cheap wine and back alley HJ’s. His main competition is one of his favorite friends, Moka Only, whose fantastic new album Carrots and Eggs, in both terrific on the ears, and yet another release that brings Moka back to his rightful place as a leader in Canadian hip hop worldwide. I loves him. Now get back to The Buffet and eat til your sick.

http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/2008/November/hiphop.html

Josh Martinez finally gets a Videofact grant – Thanks Classified

After 42 unsuccessful attempts across the Camobear Records family of artists, Josh Martinez, on a Classified beat, with a Skratch Bastid scratch chorus, finally received a grant for the anthemic “Going Back TO Hali” from Canada’s Number one rap record in the country, “THE WORLD FAMOUS SEX BUFFET”. That’s right ladies, Martinez has the number one rap record in Canada for the month of November, and is challenging a run of 5 weeks in a row at the top slot. I will fly back to Halifax over Xmas break, and film the video with Classified and Skratch Bastid, and hopefully we will book some kind of show together to showcase the Halifax heat for our home town to see together. This is, like, 30 years in the making. I actually can’t believe we did it. CAMOBEAR RECORDS, finally gets a Videofact Grant. KING ME KANADA!

Sex Buffet Pushed BACK!

The record did not come out on Sept. 16, and the release date came and went and the record is still not in stores. Not the dopest, but not really a big deal. The album got moved back to October cause the Chris Isaak Christmas albums hit the presses hotter, as did the Cher and T-Pain duets record featuring Snoop Dogg and Keith Urban. You can only whoop so much ass in one year, so I make this deal with you, the still vaguely interested passive potential consumer that you may turn out to be. The official album release date has been, the day before I leave for Europe. WE will celebrate together in North America, November and December, for I will be on the road then. Making friends and money, and apologizing for nothing. The album will be available on cd and double vinyl. We will have this available though our webstore as soon as it comes in, and we will make sure to let you know first.

But the Digital SEX is Here NOW NOW NOW!!!

CAMOBEAR DIGITAL DOT COM. You heard me. We now have our own private Itunes built right into your digital life. If you want any of the Camobear catalog right now, all you need to do is CLICK HERE. We’re featuring the brand new fully awesome totally- digital World Famous Sex Buffet record and the astounding and brilliant GIGANTICS – Die Already album. NOW. Exclusively here, online and in yur face, immediately and especially NOW!!! It also includes two bonus videos live and direct to you, for R.E.S.P.O.N.S.I.B.I.L.I.T.Y. and Fight or F*#k, which you can stick right up in your I-LIFE.