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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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 www.groovetickets.com 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.
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).
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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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