Chicano Batman has released the long-awaited Invisible People via ATO Records, marking the band’s fourth full-length, studio album.
By way of Los Angeles, CA, this West Coast quartet blurs the lines between hip-hop, R&B, indie, and psychedelic rock. Invisible People is a 12-song collection that accurately represents how far the band has come since 2017’s Freedom Is Free album.
“This album is an evolution from our last one in that we put much more thought in our approach to the songwriting and production before hitting record,” guitarist Carlos Arévalo said in a press release. “We went in with a plan that helped guide the musical direction. We demoed songs for over a year before going into the studio as well. In the past, we’d pool some songs together, rehearse them for a few weeks and go in and simply record them. This time we had a much more elaborate MO; replace organs with synthesizers, make the guitars funkier, and have the drums and bass play beats that make your head bob up and down.”
In collaboration with mixing engineer Shawn Everett and producer Leon Michels, the band succeeded in its mission to provide 40-minutes of danceable grooves and excellent songwriting. Listen to the newest Chicano Batman album, Invisible People, below.
Chicano Batman – Invisible People
In celebration of the May 1st release, Chicano Batman performed for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert‘s #PlayAtHome series. During the performance, the four-piece played the album’s lead track, “Color my life”. Channeling the addictive hooks and hard-hitting beats that define the album, this take on “Color my life” also transmitted the West Coast, quasi-tropical vibes via palm trees, sunny skies, and landscapes.
Check out the band’s #PlayAtHome performance on The Late Show below.
Chicano Batman – “Color my life”
[Video: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]
As is the case with all stateside musicians, Chicano Batman’s tour dates remain on hold as the country navigates the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Visit the band’s website for the latest tour information and to purchase Invisible People. Furthermore, check out Live For Live Music‘s concert cancellation tracker for daily updates on shows around the world.