Sultry Brazilian tropicalia grooves, sweet, warm soul, mind-blowing psychedelia. May we introduce Chicano Batman, a band from Los Angeles that grabs your curiosity in matching vintage formalwear, and then proceeds to shake the cobwebs right outta yo head. Their new record, Freedom Is Free, highlights their soul and R&B proclivities, and in the best tradition of the 1960s and ‘70s, has some pointed social commentary overlaid with stinging guitar work and infectious rhythms. This is a band on its ascendency. They’ve toured in support of Jack White, Alabama Shakes, the Claypool Lennon Delirium and Gogol Bordello, and this year are touring as headliners in their own right. The band, founded by Bardo Martinez-- guitar, keyboard, vocals – in 2008 with his friend bassist Eduardo Arenas, includes Gabriel Villa on drums and vocals and Carlos Arévalo on guitar. Welcome to your new, favorite band.