CHICANO BATMAN FREEDOM IS FREE STREAMING IN FULL AT CBCMUSIC.CA AHEAD OF MARCH 3 RELEASE (ATO)

Posted on Feb. 24 2017

JOHNNIE WALKER “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND” AD
BROADCAST DURING GRAMMYS: PASSES ONE MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS

NATIONAL TOUR STARTS TONIGHT & HEADS TO SXSW, COACHELLA & STOPS IN TORONTO
ON APRIL 4th

“One listen to the title track of Freedom is Free by the Los Angeles-based quartet Chicano Batman had us clamouring for more” – CBC Music 

“Chicano Batman has always exuded soulfulness in a broad sense of the term, but with Freedom Is Free, they’re deliberately playing with ’60s and ’70s R&B influences.” – NPR Music

“Chicano Batman have gone full Gil Scott-Heron on new album”
– Noisey

“Funk soul brothers put a fresh twist on vintage ingredients… sounds like relics of a lost jam session between Curtis Mayfield and Carlos Santana.”
– UNCUT Magazine

TORONTO, ON – February 23, 2017 – Chicano Batman will release Freedom Is Free next week (March 3) via ATO Records but you can listen to the album in full courtesy of CBCMUSIC.ca’s FIRST PLAY. Produced by Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs), the album foregrounds the soul and R&B elements of the band’s sound, truly captuing the band’s live energy, bringing their aesthetic goals to life. Oliver Wang at NPR urges you to, “Dive into a sound that blends Rio de Janiero’s tropicalia, Lima’s cumbia, and American soul and funk.” While CBC Radio 2 Host George Stroumboulopoulos had this to say on his recent show, “It’s a band that I really think you need to check out…there’s something special going on here”. Have a listen to the episode here: http://strombo.com/radio/episode/a-r-rahman-busty-and-the-bass-jason-collett/

LISTEN TO FREEDOM IS FREE AT CBCMUSIC.CA:

http://www.cbcmusic.ca/first-plays/183/chicano-batman-freedom-is-free 

In addition to CBC MusicFreedom Is Free is being lauded by NPR Music, Noisey, LA Times, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Magnet, FLOOD, CLASH, UNCUT and more. The organ-driven soul jam “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” has been added to tastemaker stations across the country including SiriusXMU, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN and KCMP (The Current), to name a few.

You may have noticed the band as the face of a new Johnnie Walker ad, reimagining Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land”, which aired during the Grammys. The video is now over one million views on YouTube and counting.

Chicano Batman starts a national headlining tour tonight for a SOLD OUT show in Seattle, and running down the coast for a hometown release show (which sold out in less than an hour) at The Roxy on March 4.

The tour continues to SXSW, across the country and back for a return to Coachella, Forecastle Festival and Green Riverfestival with more summer festivals to be added.

“Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” Video
“Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” Live at Diamond Mine: https://youtu.be/Qe8rXtDzYsI
“Angel Child” Live at Diamond Mine: https://youtu.be/aDKYJWLptno

Pre-order Freedom Is Free here:

https://CadenceMusic.lnk.to/Zr2hbPR

Chicano Batman Tour Dates
Feb 23 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile # **SOLD OUT**
Feb 24 – Portland, OR – Star Theater #
Feb 25 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall #
Feb 26 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge #
Mar 01 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s #
Mar 02 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz #
Mar 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore # **SOLD OUT**
Mar 04 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy # **SOLD OUT**
Mar 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Music Festival $
Mar 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Viva PHX $
Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad $
Mar 15 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 18 – Dallas, TX – Rhythm Beats Culture $
Mar 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio $
Mar 21 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL #
Mar 22 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight #
Mar 23 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #
Mar 24 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern #
Mar 25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel #
Mar 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge #
Mar 28 – Boston, MA — The Sinclair #
Mar 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Apr 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore #
Apr 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom #
Apr 04 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground #
Apr 05 – Detroit, MI – El Club #
Apr 06 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ The Intersection #
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
Apr 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird $
Apr 10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater $
Apr 11 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf $
Apr 12 – El Paso, TX – The Perch
Apr 13 – Tucson, AZ -191 Toole
Apr 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 20 – San Diego, CA – Music Box *
Apr 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 29 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House **SOLD OUT**
Jul 15 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
Jul 16 – Greenfield, MA – Green River Festival

# w. 79.5 & SadGirl
$ w. The Shacks & SadGirl
* w. Lee Fields & The Expressions

 

Freedom is Free Track Listing:
1 – Passed You By
2 – Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)
3 – Angel Child
4 – Freedom is Free
5 – La Jura (Prelude)
6 – Le Jura
7 – Flecha Al Sol
8 – Jealousy
9 – Right Off The Back
10 – Run
11 – The Taker Story
12 – Area C

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(cover art by Philippe Previl)


High Res Cover Art

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(Photo Credit: Josue Rivas)

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