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Bardo Martinez: Lead vocals, guitar, organ

Carlos Arévalo: Guitar

Eduardo Arenas: Bass, vocals

Gabriel Villa: Drums, percussion

Los Angeles psych-soul four-piece Chicano Batman announce Invisible People, out May 1st. The follow-up to 2017’s critically-acclaimed Freedom Is Free is also their most sonically-varied and cohesive. The record is a statement of hope, a proclamation that we are all invisible people, and that despite race, class, or gender we can overcome our differences and stand together.

 

For the album, the band worked with Shawn Everett, the GRAMMY-award winning mixing engineer known for his work with Alabama Shakes, War on DrugsKacey Musgraves, and Julian Casablancas. With Leon Michels’ (Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsLee Fields & The Expressions) producing and Everett’s mixing steering the record’s direction, the band’s lush Tropicalia-tinged sound has transformed into their most polished and densely layered. Invisible People is an illuminating and encapsulating sonic landscape, one that hasn’t lost the essence that put Chicano Batman on the map.

 

The group who combine “soul, surf and Tropicália into a raging blend of fire and excitement” (Rolling Stone) are celebrating the announcement with a new single and video for “Color my life.” Directed by George Mays, the video is a psychedelic collage of visuals that sees the band grooving to synths amongst palm tree-studded backgrounds of Los Angeles’ streets, beaches, and boardwalks.

 

Watch via Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-latin/chicano-batman-new-album-invisible-people-2020-tour-957558/

 

Flaunting their “laid back lounge grooves…R&B with flavors from Mexico or Brazil and a funky swagger” (NPR) that they’ve become so known for, “Color my life” places the listener in a hazy, California dream.

 

“[It’s a] neck breaker from the future, beckoning a retreat to nature in the apocalyptic dawn,” says lead singer Bardo Martinez of the track and accompanying visuals. “This is Chicano Batman’s new single for all generations past and for all those yet to be born. Everything is everything, brothers and sisters.”

 

Chicano Batman source their high-spirited alternative synthesis from tropicália, West Coast psychedelia, and late-’60s/early-’70s soul. Made up of Eduardo Arenas (bass, guitar, vocals), Carlos Arévalo (guitars), Bardo Martinez (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar), Gabriel Villa (drums), Chicano Batman has been well-respected locally for the best part of a decade. The group has opened for Jack White, Alabama ShakesVampire Weekend and Portugal. The Man in recent tours and has played major festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo. After signing with ATO Records, the group released Freedom is Free in 2017, teaming up with Leon Michels to craft an ambitious sonic experience that enhances the soul and R&B elements of their sound.

 

PRAISE FOR CHICANO BATMAN

  

“collide soul, surf and Tropicália into a raging blend of fire and excitement” – Rolling Stone 

 

“a pitch-perfect voice of the resistance”- Billboard

 

“a deeper dimension of sly pop culture references, unapologetic Latin pride, and the thoughtful exploration of popular music’s all pervasive black roots”- Noisey

 

“laid-back lounge grooves and a funky swagger” – NPR

“You need to know Chicano Batman…with their combination of soul, pop, tropicalia and psych” – THE GUARDIAN

 

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