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Celebrate Friendship With Chicano Batman's Groovy New Video

At first, I was taken in by this band's name.

Then I was knocked out by its "old is new" approach to old-school Chicano funk and soul. And eventually I was won over by the psychedelic veneer with which it glosses everything it touches.

When Chicano Batman played our SXSW showcase earlier this year, it was probably new to most of the crowd. But we've been playing this band's mellow yet infectious grooves on Alt.Latino for quite a while. So we greeted this new video for "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" with open arms. It's a preview of groovy things to come — Chicano Batman is set to release a new album, Freedom Is Free, on March 3, 2017.

Watch the video, join the party and see what we've been raving about. (And check out those killer quinceañera suits!)

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Felix Contreras is co-creator and host of Alt.Latino, NPR's pioneering radio show and podcast celebrating Latin music and culture since 2010.