Josh Martinez performs live at the Northern this Saturday

His new album 'Blotto' is about when heartbreak leads you on a multi-year bitter bender blackout.

Josh Martinez will perform live at the Northern in Fernie on November 9.

Submitted

Catch Josh Martinez live when he performs at the Northern on November 9 as he tours across Canada in November and December. His new album Blotto was digitally released on October 29 and will be physically released on November 19.  Josh Martinez, affectionately recognized as one half of The Chicharones, whose darn catchy Samsung S4 online video for their song Hi Hey Hello spiked over 4 million views this summer, is back and better than ever with his second solo effort, Blotto.

With over 100,000 albums sold worldwide, this road warrior survived the entire Warped Tour in 2012 and lived to tell the tale!  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. Weaving epic musicality with a master storyteller’s instinct, the production is layered and melodic, the lyrics biting and raw, and Martinez’s voice, broken and uplifting.

Blotto picks up right where Josh’s previous release, would end up: lonely and unsatisfied. Blotto is about when heartbreak leads you on a multi-year bitter bender blackout. It’s about the journey through the fire, the ashes and the ghosts of the dream, towards an uncertain redemption.  Josh Martinez is awash in heartbreak and confusion.

A workaholic in pain, he threw himself fully into work. Endless tour schedules on his own and with his group The Chicharones. Months packed away in studio sessions, multiple album campaigns, building and managing the roster of Camobear Records, navigating deals, broken promises and pivotal relationships lost in the wake. Blotto.

The only cure for this bitter hurt was to get as far away as possible from everything you know. Martinez left his home in Canada, on a quest for opportunity, a clean slate and the pursuit of the American Dream. He landed in the endless gray of the Pacific Northwest, starting over with nothing but a penchant for self-destruction and a handful of friends and enemies. What to do? Refuse to make the easy choices and suffer all the consequences? The devil wants your soul. And he can have it for a song.

Check him out at http://joshmartinez.ca.

 

Just Posted

Kootenay employers ready to meet job seekers at Black Press career fair

Dozens of companies will attend the event on Nov. 15 at the Ktunaxa Nation Building in Cranbrook

Woman taken to hospital after being found in Cranbrook park

RCMP say she may possibly be suffering from hypothermia

Youth strap on skates in memory of Hugh Twa

On Saturday, November 3, teams from around the Elk Valley and abroad… Continue reading

Gallery: 26 fighters face off in Judgement Night 2

On Saturday November 3, 26 fighters faced off against each other in… Continue reading

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Vancouver man must pay $22,000 after breaking strata rules

Peter Gordon took his fight over his rented condo to the civil resolution tribunal, but lost

Most Read