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"Martin is a great songwriter with an ear for the unusual lyric and beat."

"Front man Martin Stamper's originality in flow, lyrical timing and beat make other bands look as if they're standing still."

"Unconventional and unpredictable..."

"Fast Heart Mart knows what time it is, as usual."

"Let me say ,for the record, that Fast Heart Mart is the hardest working band in town."

"Music that is truly original."

"Innovation deserves applause."
- Weekl Alibi


"Swinging, hopping, inventive and funky."

"I liked it 'cause it woke me up more than the cup of caffeine I ordered."

"(Fast Heart) Mart's compositions are one of a kind in lyrics and execution."

"As good as raga rock can get!"

- Wig Wam Bam


"Not a single boring song on the CD...
"I can play it over and over again without listening to anything else. "

"Very innovative and simple..."
"Beautiful and with something to say at the same time."

"One of the most original recordings I've ever heard in my whole life."

"Changes the way I think about music and life all at the same time. Muy Bien!"
- CD Baby Reviews


"On constant rotation in my CD changer. "

"A lot of positive energy"...

" My advice is to see them whenever possible."


- TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE


"Emotionally evocative, melancholy and humorous."

"The songs are graceful and sloppy at the same time."

"Sidewalk Arrhythmia Rocks!"
- FLAGSTAFF LIVE!


Discography

FAST HEART MART has released five CDs.

"HEART AND SOUL" (2000)
"HOBOS IN LIMBO" (2001)
"THE MOVIE THEATER" (2003)
"THE RED RECORD" (2005)
"AN ORANGE ALBUM" (2006)
The cuts "TRUSTAFARIAN", "WHITE MAN STOLE THIS LAND", "MAYAN PROPHECY", "JAWBREAKER SKY", "LIMBO", "HATE JOB", "STRIPPER SONG" and "GOD DOG" are receiving radio airplay on KXLU,
(Los Angeles) RDU, (Christchurch, NZ) K100, (Auckland, NZ) KRUX, (Las Cruces) KTEP, (El Paso) KUNM, (Albuquerque) "RADIO GOLDEN FLASH," (Belgium) and The BBC "RADIO ONE" (Worldwide).

Fast Heart Mart can be heard on MP3 sites like "SOUNDCLICK.com", "BUZZPLAY.com" and "KARMADOWNLOAD.com", "ROCKSQUAWK.com", as well as "MYSPACE.com".

VIDEOS

In January 2005 videographer ROB NAKAI, (in association with MEDIA IKONZ) released an independantly produced documentary on Fast Heart Mart entitled "ARRHYTHMIA". This creatively edited DVD contains rare footage, interviews and photos spanning the first five years.

In April, 2006, Fast Heart Mart released a music video for the song "HATE JOB" with director ARJAN MCNAMARA. This video can be found on "An Orange Album" as an MP4.

In October 2006, animator ASH WEDNESDAY released a super fun video for the song "GOD DOG". This video will be included on future editions of "An Orange Album".

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Bio

Born MARTIN BRYCE STAMPER in 1977, (with a congenital heart defect) "Fast Heart" Martin was given his nick name by a fellow hiker of The Appalachian Trail. Although Martin has died numerous times, he now wears an internal pacemaker/defibrillator which shocks his heart back to life when necessary!

Fast Heart Mart's lyrics focus mainly on three themes: Dropping-out of Society; The Splendor of the Southwestern United States... and Insects!

He sites musical influences as diverse as DOC WATSON, THE DOORS, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT, VIOLENT FEMMES, NIRVANA, BILL MONROE and BECK.

Fast Heart Mart is popular, both as a headliner and as an opener for national acts like: " THE HANDSOME FAMILY", "CALEXICO", "MARSHALL CRENSHAW", and others.

Fast Heart Mart was twice featured in the locally prestigious "NEW MEXICO MUSIC SHOWCASE." He has had songs selected for the HBO Original movie "The Grass Is Green" and Leslee Woolfman's independant production , "Karma Chameleon".

Fast Heart Mart tours 7 months out of the year throughout the Southwest and East Coast of the United States, and also tours New Zealand -where he holds dual citizenship.