Yesterday, Chicano Batman helped launch Nic Harcourt’s Transmissions, a web series of live performances by up-and-coming and established musicians, handpicked by the DJ himself. The world-renowned radio presenter once described as “the most influential DJ in America” has teamed up with WorldArts, a platform that allows artists to view and submit to different projects, ranging from master classes to live performances.
For the last eight years, Chicano Batman has slowly made a name for itself in underground music circles, mostly by tirelessly playing around their home base in L.A. Their loyal fanbase has spread the word about their fun, energetic, and earnest live set. The band also has a couple of fans in higher places who’ve landed them gigs as Jack White’s opening act during a short-run tour and a spot at Coachella. With an amazing and intimate performance of “Black Lipstick” featuring vocalist Saudia Yasmein, Chicano Batman has once again been chosen to play among industry stalwarts. It’s a rare occurrence for bands to be favorites of both fans and critics, and the more Chicano Batman gets to exhibit their talent in front of new audiences, the larger their fan base grows.
The band has been working hard to get their music out there and they are slowly being recognized, and not just by insiders and SoundCloud diggers. Hopefully these opportunities pay off and allow the band to reach a new level of success they deserve.
Check out a performance of “Magma,” “Cycles of Existential Rhyme,” and a short interview on their episode of Transmissions here. Future episodes will feature artists like Silversun Pickups, Berlin, and Freedom Fry.