Josh Martinez Announces 'Blotto' LP, Shares New Track and Books North American Tour

Josh Martinez Announces 'Blotto' LP, Shares New Track and Books North American Tour
In recent years, Canada-bred rapper Josh Martinez has released collaborative albums with his band the Pissed Off Wild and his Sleep-featuring duo the Chicharones, but now he's preparing to release his first proper solo album since 2008's The World Famous Sex Buffet. The album is called Blotto, and it's due out digitally on October 29 and in stores on November 19 via Camobear Records.

The album was co-produced by Stuey Kubrick and Sapient; the latter also makes a featured guest appearance, along with contributors Ceschi, Stevie Ross and Evil Ebenezer.

A press release describes the album like this: "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."

That's the rather gruesome album cover above and the tracklist below. The upbeat, in-your-face and lyrically unsettling song "My Jacket" is at the bottom of this page. Also below, see the rapper's North American tour schedule, which is made up almost entirely of Canadian dates. For the purposes of full disclosure, Exclaim! will be sponsoring the tour.

Blotto is available to pre-order in a variety of deluxe bundles over at Bandcamp. The packages include all sorts of extras like shot glasses, T-shirts, toques, hoodies, art prints and more.

Blotto:

1. Embark
2. Ashes (ft. Evil Ebenezer)
3. My Jacket (ft. Ceschi & Sapient)
4. Devil's Bargain
5. Cross That Road
6. Life Without
7. Revelations
8. Off Course (ft. Stevie Ross)
9. Man Down
10. I'm Sorry
11. Numb (ft. Sapient)
12. Lay Down (My Dogs)
13. Denouement

Tour dates:

10/31 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
11/01 Boise, ID - The Reef
11/02 Ketchum, ID - Whiskey Jacques
11/07 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar
11/08 Kelowna, BC - Arcade 
11/09 Fernie, BC - Northern Bar and Stage
11/12 Calgary, AB- Broken City
11/13 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar *
11/14 Revelstoke, BC - Traverse
11/15 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice Bar and Grill 
11/16 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
11/21 Vancouver, BC - The Portside Pub
11/23 Whitehorse, YT - Town and Mountain Hotel
11/28 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks 
11/29 Toronto, ON - Rancho Relaxo ^
12/03 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
12/04 Kingston, ON - Overtime Sports Bar 
12/05 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's 
12/06 Belleville, ON – Matt and Joe's 
12/07 Hamilton, ON - Casbah 

* with Repartee
^ with More or Les, Swamp Thing, Wordburglar