About this Artist
Like most iconic music born from the West Coast, Chicano Batman offers an instant escape into the beautifully strange world they inhabit. Formed in 2008, the East LA bred group channels the kinetic spirit of the city they grew up in alongside their Latin American heritage. Wildly shapeshifting through soulful hues of psychedelic-pop to progressive rock and indie then back to soul, but this time in Español, their rise to become what many have dubbed “LA’s House Band” has continued to win over critics and crowds across the US and well beyond.
Chicano Batman’s earlier bilingual anthems like Itotiani with references to Aztec pyramids and the iconic Mexican candy, Mazapán, earned the band a loyal following early on throughout the country via the ever growing and identity-seeking Latinx community. Their latest efforts, including the full length album Invisible People and Dark Star EP, released over the course of that past couple of years, displays just how much the band has grown musically and emotionally. That evolution has garnered them a spotlight within the mainstream conversation, playing festivals from Coachella to Bonnaroo, sharing stages alongside artists like Alabama Shakes, Portugal The Man, Vampire Weekend, and Jack White, landing on late night TV such as Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert, and earning praise from outlets such as Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NPR Tiny Desk, and more.