Sunday, March 3, 2024

Chicano Batman : Fly (Official Video)

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I’m going to date myself and say that Chicano Batman’s new tune doesn’t sound like Sugar Ray’s “Fly” at all. I hope that you’re happy with that and if that mention inspires you to look up the aforementioned tune, go for it.

Los Angeles, CA (January 23, 2024) – Leveling up in 2024, acclaimed psych-soul band and Los Angeles institution Chicano Batman will unveil their much-anticipated new album, Notebook Fantasy, on March 29 via ATO Records. Pre-save/pre-order HERE. It notably marks their fifth full-length LP and first since 2020. The group heralds its arrival with the new single and music video “Fly” out now.

Listen HERE. Watch the music video HERE.

Once again, Chicano Batman stretch boundaries and magnify the scope of their striking signature sound with panache, poise, and passion. Throughout the album, produced by GRAMMY Award winner John Congleton (Erykah Badu, Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent), the musicians lace gritty soul with arena-size ambition projected out loud through artful electric guitar, unshakable grooves, and entrancing earworm melodies. “Fly” lifts off with an anthemic hook chanted like an invitation, “I wanna fly with you.

On the new single, the band shares, “‘Fly’ is a song that you hope for as a songwriter. Lighting in a bottle, straight up! It’s the kind that comes organically from the universe, and if you get out of the way, it takes shape effortlessly into the song it needs to be. Like a river flowing and weaving seamlessly through its banks. This song’s creation process was euphoric and full of many inspired and memorable moments in the studio from beginning to end. We hope those sentiments translate to you, the listener!”

Simultaneously, the accompanying visual, directed by sisters Juliana and Nicola Giraffe, translates this energy to the screen in cinematic fashion. The ultra-camp 70s inspired clip features Bardo Martinez adorned in pearls and heavy makeup, Eduardo Arenas in a fringed cowboy suit, and Carlos Arévalo shredding a gold glittering guitar. Complete with a heart backdrop and flying dove, the music video is a lighthearted celebration of love.00

A product of Los Angeles’s unmatched melting pot of cultures and vibes, Chicano Batman remains a hometown favorite and has popped off as an international phenomenon. Bringing the new material to life, the band will launch an extensive North American tour in 2024. They hit the road on April 19 in Las Vegas, NV at Brooklyn Bowl, visit major markets coast-to-coast, and return home for a massive gig at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on June 29. This run closes out on June 30 in San Francisco, CA at Stern Grove Festival at Sigmund Stern Grove. The group will be joined by acclaimed Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lido Pimienta and El Monte’s The Red Pears along the tour. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.

Be on the lookout for more news and surprises from Chicano Batman.

Get ready to experience Notebook Fantasy in 2024.

Notebook Fantasy Tracklist:

1. Live Today

2. Notebook Fantasy

3. Parallels

4.  Beautiful Daughter

5. Era Primavera

6. Fly

7. Lei Lá

8. Tears Away (feat. Say She She)

9. The Way You Say It (feat. Say She She)

10. Hojas Secas

11. Losing My Mind (feat. Say She She)

12. Fairytale Love (feat. Say She She)

Chicano Batman Tour Dates

4/19 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*

4/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*

4/21 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater*

4/22 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace*

4/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre*

4/25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*

4/26 – Austin, TX – The Far Out Lounge*

4/27 – Dallas, TX – The Factory*

4/28 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*

5/1 – Bentonville, AR – The Rode House @ The Momentary*

5/2 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall*

5/3 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl*

5/4 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees

5/7 – Richmond, VA – The National*

5/8 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*

5/9 – New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel*

5/10 – Boston, MA – Paradise*

5/11 – North Adams, MA – Hunter Center Mass MoCa*

5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*

5/15 – Columbus, OH – The Bluestone*

5/16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue*

5/17 – Chicago, IL – Salt Shed*

5/18 – Minneapolis, MN – Uptown Theater*

6/20 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre*

6/21 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*

6/22 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory*

6/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*

6/25 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*

6/26 – Taos, NM – Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership

6/28 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

6/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum*^

8/29 – Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin

8/31 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Psych Fest

9/3 – London, UK – Lafayette

9/4 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie

Openers:

* Lido Pimienta

^ The Red Pears

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Greg Kinne
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Greg started Culture Fiend as a way to discuss the many facets of pop culture. Greg usually surrounds himself with Star Wars action figures, Legos and a healthy supply of interesting films and unusual records.

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