Chicano Batman is a four-piece American band based in Los Angeles, California. Formed in 2008, the band is composed of Eduardo Arenas (bass, guitar, vocals), Carlos Arévalo (guitars, keyboards), Bardo Martinez (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Gabriel Villa (drums). The group’s sound draws from a mix of genres ranging from psychedelic soul, funk, indie, prog, and rock.
Official website: http://chicanobatman.com/
- “Freedom Is Free”
- “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)”
Felix Contreras | April 17, 2017 – These guys had me at their name.
Ever since I heard the first EP back in 2009 I’ve watched Chicano Batman grow, with a sound that perfectly captures dark lounges, quinceñera dances, car shows and backyard parties.
Lots of other folks have heard something in this music — since that debut the band has played some of the biggest outdoor music festivals for diverse crowds around the country.
The magic of a band like this is in the details, and their performance here allows us to fall into the non-stop groove and passion of a sound that gets better and better with each performance. See for yourself.
Freedom is Free is available now. (iTunes) (Amazon)
Musicians: Bardo Martinez (vocals, keys, guitar); Eduardo Arenas (bass); Carlos Arevalo (guitar); Gabriel Villa (percussion); Nya Parker Brown (vocals); Piya Malik (vocals)