After experiencing the success of Outta The Nest!, Martin began to chafe under the demands of the record industry, and some of his band mates. He walked away from The Vipers to make his own music in his own way.
"I am thrilled to be partnering with McKenna Wolf to bring my message of art and survival,” said Martin, a prominent figure in the eighties New York music scene, and one of the first indie artists to self-produce his own music. “Looking back on those days, I don't think most kids in the music world today realize how really dirty, gritty and dangerous New York City was in the late 70s and 80s. It was a crazy time, and it created some crazy art. But now you can buy a truffle omelette in the Bowery Hotel. The neighborhood is all cleaned up, the same way we cleaned up our lives. Was it better then? I don't know, but I like what I'm creating now!"