“FRIENDSHIP (IS A SMALL BOAT IN A STORM)” – NEW VIDEO from CHICANO BATMAN

Los Angeles-based matching vintage formalwear-sporting foursome, Chicano Batman, cut their teeth making Brazilian Tropicália blended with early ’70s psychedelic soul and romantic pop, and their reputation grew exponentially. The band will make their boldest statement yet with the release of their third album, Freedom Is Free, out March 3rd via ATO Records.

While I questioned whether I was cool enough to even listen to the first single, “Friendship (Is a Small Boat In A Storm),” I couldn’t have stopped myself had I tried. This sizzler is an organ-driven soul jam where buzzing psychedelic guitar abounds, and features New York’s all-female Mariachi Flor de Toloache on backing vocals. “This is a song of betrayal in the most mundane sense,” says frontman Bardo Martinez. “It’s about the trials and tribulations of friendship and also a personal reflection on the painful realities of human relationships,” he continues of the single, which is illustrated in its accompanying video, directed by Alan Del Río Ortiz (Solange, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Blood Orange).

Feast your eyes upon and treat your ears to “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” by Chicano Batman–be forewarned, it’s funky as hell:

Pre-order Freedom Is Free from Official Store | iTunes | Amazon and receive “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” as an instant download.

Chicano Batman Tour Dates

Feb 23 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile #

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 #

Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad $

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 $

# w/ 79.5

$ w/ The Shacks

All dates w/ SadGirl

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