Chicano Batman

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Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman.jpg
Chicano Batman at Emo's Austin, TX in 2017
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Soul, tropical, psychedelic
Years active 2008[1]–present
Labels ATO
Website chicanobatman.com
Members
  • Eduardo Arenas
  • Carlos Arévalo
  • Bardo Martinez
  • Gabriel Villa

Chicano Batman is a four-piece American band based in Los Angeles, California.[2][3][4][5] Formed in 2008, the band is composed of Bardo Martinez (lead vocals, keyboards, guitar), Carlos Arevalo (guitars), Eduardo Arenas (bass, guitar, vocals) and Gabriel Villa (drums). The group's sound draws from a mix of genres ranging from psychedelic soul, funk, indie, tropicalia, and rock.[6]

Biography[edit]

Chicano Batman was formed in 2008.[1] NPR's Alt.Latino referred to the band's music as one of the show's and listener's favorites of 2014.[3][4] Chicano Batman provided support for select dates on the January–February leg of Jack White's Lazaretto Tour 2015.[1][5][7] In April 2015, the band performed on Day 3 (April 12 & 19) for both weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.[1][5][7][8] In July 2015, Chicano Batman performed at Ruido Fest.[9] As of 2017, the band has played at Bonnaroo (2016) and LouFest (2016), as well as both weekends of Coachella (2017), Sasquatch! Music Festival (2017), the Forecastle Festival (2017), FYF (2017), Beer X (2017).

Chicano Batman made their late night television debut on Conan in 2017.[10]

Musical Influences[edit]

In interviews, guitarist Carlos Arévalo points to band members' bonding over 1960's Brazilian artists Caetano Veloso and Tropicália music.[11] The band's signature style can be attributed to their musical influences, The Beatles and Black soul musicians Curtis Mayfield and the Delfonics.[11]

Discography[edit]

Source:[12]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Joven Navegante (2012)
  • Magma (2013)
  • Black Lipstick (2015)
  • "Please Don't Leave Me" (2016)
  • "This Land Is Your Land" (2017)

Albums[edit]

[13]

Members[edit]

Source:[2][6]

  • Eduardo Arenas – bass guitar, vocals
  • Carlos Arévalo – guitar
  • Bardo Martinez – lead vocals, organ, guitar
  • Gabriel Villa – drums, percussion

Gabriel Villa is from Cali, Colombia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Meet Chicano Batman: Jack White's Opening Act Talks 'Championing the Underdog'". billboard.com. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Chicano Batman|The official Chicano Batman website|Bio". chicanobatman.com. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dancing To The Radio: Alt.Latino's Cinco De Mayo Playlist". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 3 May 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Best Of 2014: Alt.Latino Listeners' Picks". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 18 December 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "A Bolivian Folk Singer Walks Into A Portuguese Dance Club..." NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 5 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Guest DJ: Chicano Batman's Musical DNA". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 7 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Alt.Latino: Mixing Genres With Chicano Batman, Los Cenzontles". NPR.org(Weekend Edition). 1 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Photos: Coachella 2015: Chicano Batman Performs". dailybulletin.com. April 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "No Sleep Until NYC, Chicago And Philly: A Latin Alternative Feast". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 23 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Chicano Batman Made Their Late-Night TV Debut on 'Conan'". Remezcla. 2017-05-04. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  11. ^ a b Johnson, Seth (2018-09-18). "Chicano Batman's Liberating Sound". NUVO. Retrieved 2018-09-19. 
  12. ^ "Chicano Batman|The official Chicano Batman website|MUSIC". chicanobatman.com. 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Alt.Latino Spring 2017 New Music Preview". NPR.org(Alt.Latino). 11 Jan 2017. Retrieved 15 Jan 2017. 

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