You don’t have to dig too deep into Chicano Batman’s catalog to find gorgeous melodies and tender emotions, but this has never been as evident as it is on these two newly released songs with Mexican indie star Caloncho. This two-song EP includes some of the sweetest melodies both artists have offered us so far, as well as a collaboration some might have not seen coming.
Chicano Batman and Caloncho linked up in January 2018 at Red Bull Studios in Los Angeles after five years of plotting a collaboration together. The idea was to record a cover of “Corazón De Roca,” a Mexican bolero from the 1970s originally created by Los Fresno. They also tracked an original number called “Háblame,” a fast-paced soul number with lyrics inspired and written for Caloncho’s daughter, who was just born.
“Háblame” also arrives with a brand new video, which was inspired by the story of immigrant children as they make their way to the U.S. to seek asylum and reunite with family. The vintage-inspired animated video was directed by Edgar Fernández. Fittingly, a portion of the proceeds from the EP will go to KIND Organization, which provides legal counsel to children who immigrate alone. It’s hard to argue against this union isn’t a match made in heaven.
Fans will also be happy to learn that Chicano Batman will be opening for Vampire Weekend for the June dates of their tour.
Watch the video for “Háblame” and listen to the full EP below:
UPCOMING CHICANO BATMAN TOUR DATES
Apr 25 – Arcata Community Center – Arcata, CA
Apr 26 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA
Apr 27 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 28 – Fremont Theater – San Luis Obispo, CA
May 3 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
May 4 – Soundbar – Orlando, FL
May 5 – ArtsPark Amphitheater – Hollywood, FL
May 7 – The Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC
May 9 – Salvage Station – Asheville, NC
May 10 – Friday Cheers – Richmond, VA
Jun 5 – The Molson Amphitheater – Toronto, Canada *
Jun 7 – White River State Park – Indianapolis, IN *
Jun 8 – BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI *
Jun 9 – The Armory – Minneapolis, MN *
Jun 11 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI *
Jun 12 – Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO *
Jun 14 – Jacobs Pavilion @ Nautica – Cleveland, OH *
Jun 15 – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend – Cincinnati, OH *
Jun 16 – Northerly Island – Chicago, IL *
Jun 18 – Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN *
Jun 21 – Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC *
Jun 22 – Metro Card Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC *
*opening for Vampire Weekend