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“You’ve got an open heart, so you share what’s inside…”
Throw on your dancing shoes, Chicano Batman are back with a new video: “Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm).” The keyboard-driven track, which features backup vocals from NYC’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache, definitely gives off some James Brown vibes. It’s no accident. The Los Angeles quartet told Noisey that its forthcoming album, “Freedom Is Free,” will feature flourishes of classic soul and R&B.
The album, scheduled for release in March of next year, was produced by Leon Michels, a member of the Truth and Soul production team that previously worked with acts such as Lee Fields, Sharon Jones and Aloe Blacc. The band will kick off a U.S. tour next February that starts in Seattle and wraps up in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 11.