Chicano Batman: ‘Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)’

April 3, 2017

Chicano Batman's third album, "Freedom Is Free," arrived just weeks before the Los Angeles quartet headed to Austin, Texas, for South By Southwest 2017. The band had gotten attention from NPR last year. They returned to share the stage with acts like Spoon and Valerie June at the SXSW Radio Day showcase, curated by public radio stations across the country.

Chicano Batman had embraced Tropicália-infused psychedelic rock on its previous two albums. "Freedom Is Free" finds the band also excelling at funk and soul music. "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" sounds like one of the most fun songs of the year -- even if its lyrics are somewhat misanthropic.

Chicano Batman performs April 10 at Denver's Bluebird Theater.

Download "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" via the link above.

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