Chicano Batman releases FREEDOM IS FREE Today on ATO – Announces SXSW Shows

Chicano Batman releases FREEDOM IS FREE Today on ATO – Announces SXSW Shows

CHICANO BATMAN

RELEASES FREEDOM IS FREE TODAY ON ATO RECORDS

ANNOUNCES SXSW PERFORMANCES INCLUDING WATERLOO RECORDS,

ATO SHOWCASE & VUHAUS RADIO DAY STAGE

(cover art by Philippe Previl)
“The best and most important work in the band’s career”
LA Times
“Dive into a sound that blends Rio de Janiero’s tropicalia,
Lima’s cumbia, and American soul and funk.”
NPR Music
“Chicano Batman have gone full Gil Scott-Heron on new album”
Noisey

 

New York, NY (March 3, 2017) — LA’s Chicano Batman releases its ATO Records debut, Freedom Is Free today and the album is being universally lauded for both musical breadth and cultural significance. The psych-soul quartet are currently on a national tour in support of the album (all shows so far have sold out) and announce five SXSW performances down in Austin including a Waterloo Records in-store, label showcase and VuHaus radio day stage set.
The four young men in vintage formalwear grace the cover of the LA Weekly who boasts, “Freedom Is Free is their clearest statement.” An extensive feature in the LA Times acclaims, “Freedom expands the sonic map to emphasize black music from pretty much everywhere —  Afro-Cuban rumbas to Fela Kuti’s hard-swinging resistance jams, Isaac Hayes’ virtuoso orchestral arrangements to hip-hop’s way of absorbing any culture it touches.” NPR Music affirms, “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.”

 

STREAM / PURCHASE FREEDOM IS FREE AT:
Spotify | Official Store | iTunes | Amazon | Apple Music

 

SXSW PERFORMANCES
Thur, Mar 16 – Waterloo Records – 3pm
Thur, Mar 16 – ATO Records Showcase @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 10pm
Fri, Mar 17 – VuHaus Radio Day Stage @ Austin Convention Center – 2pm
Fri, Mar 17 – Noisetrade x Frye Boots @ Blackheart Bar – 5pm
Fri, Mar 17 – Official Showcase @ Lucille’s – 1am

 

Chicano Batman has built a stellar reputation through heavy touring across the country and dates will run through the spring and summer, with more shows to be added constantly, sharing with anyone who wants to hear the news that Freedom Is Free.


“Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)”



“Angel Child” Live at Diamond Mine

 

Chicano Batman Tour Dates
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 – Waterloo Records (SXSW) –  3pm
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – Cedar Street Courtyard (ATO Records SXSW Showcase) –  10pm
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Austin Convention Center (Vuhaus Radio Day Stage) –  2pm
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Blackheart Bar (Noisetrade x Frye Boots SXSW Party) –  5pm
Mar 17 – Austin, TX – Lucille’s (Official SXSW Showcase)–  1am
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

(Photo Credit: Josue Rivas)

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