Fast Facts About Chicano Batman
Chicano Batman was formed in 2008 by Eduardo Arenas, Carlos Arevalo, Bardo Martinez, and Gabriel Villa. The band’s sound has been described as a combination of funk, soul, rock, psychedelic, and prog music. They’re currently signed to ATO and have released four albums since 2010 – Chicano Batman, Cycles of Existential Realm, Freedom is Free, and Invisible People.
- Chicano Batman has supported some of the biggest rock acts active today, including Alabama Shakes, Jack White, and more. They’ve also performed at Coachella and appeared in a big-name whiskey commercial.
- In addition to their four albums, the band has also released numerous singles and EPs. These include Joven Navegante, Magma, Black Lipstick, Please Don’t Leave Me, This Land Is Your Land, and several others.
- Chicano Batman’s most recent album, Invisible People, was released in May 2020. The record was produced by Leon Michels, the founder of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Invisible People received favorable reviews from music outlets like Pitchfork and Under the Radar, and it peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard US Heatseekers Albums chart.
- Some of the bands that Chicano Batman draws inspiration from are The Beatles and Deflfonics, as well as famed soul musician Curtis Mayfield. Carlos Arevalo, the band’s guitarist, has also mentioned in interviews that the band’s members all love Brazillian music from the 60s.