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We are asking for your contribution so that we can press our Ep on Wax, the format that delivers the true essence of Chicano Batman.
We are asking for your contribution so that we can press our Ep on Wax, the format that delivers the true essence of Chicano Batman.
136 backers pledged $5,241 to help bring this project to life.

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Chicano Batman needs your help to press our new EP, Joven Navegante, as a 10” vinyl record!

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter!

For those of you who are not familiar with Chicano Batman please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are a four-piece band out of Los Angeles inspired by 60’s Brazillian Tropicalia, early 70’s (Latin) american soul, Cumbias and other roots music that soaks itself in psychedelia.  Oh and yes, we uniform our live act in ruffled tuxedo shirts and use an ironing board as a keyboard stand.

We released our debut album back in 2010 and with the help of our good friend Joe Franko, an Oakland-based DJ and creator of the widely popular Super Sonido-The Latin American Cultural Reverb blog, we were able to release our album on vinyl through his independent label Unicornio Records, for free! Yes, he was really that generous and our vinyl was a hit!  It captured the warmth and essence of our musical aesthetic and it's truly amazing how far it has traveled...It made its' way to Brazil, Japan, Australia, Mexico, and a friend even spotted one in an Amsterdam record store!
 
In the two years that followed we dove deeper into our musical roots in order to preserve and grow our sound.  Late last year we finally re-constructed our studio (did I mention we are an independent band?) and recorded a new 4-song Ep.  We are absolutely thrilled with the results especially with the soulful mastering touches done by Dave Cooley (J-Dilla, Madlib, Betty Davis) at Elysian Masters. The music is a tight, funky, and smooth wave of sound full of creative depth and spiritual intensity.  It is a true document of our existence and is a definite progression in the band’s musicianship and musical aesthetic. This is our bold step into the future...
 
We’ve already cut out as many costs as we could by combining our DIY talents. We recorded the music at the house of our drummer Gabriel Villa, had the engineering and mixing done by our bassist Eduardo Arenas, and had the entire Ep artwork done by our guitarist/vocalist Bardo Martinez. That's the good news! The bad news is that we used our band's preexisting funds to cover our recording expenses and professionally press copies of the CD...

But there is still hope, and this is where you come in! 

We are asking for your generous contribution so that we can press our Ep on wax, the format that delivers the true essence of Chicano Batman. On vinyl not only do you get to experience our artwork but you hear a superior sound quality of our actual performance which was captured in live takes…and if you’ve ever experienced our live show, you know we hold nothing back!
 
We believe in preserving vinyl culture and with your help we can achieve that goal and keep our music analog. We are looking to raise $4,500 to cover expenses of producing 1000 copies of our new Ep Joven Navegante and covering travel expenses to perform as far East as our gas money can take us. So please, take time to look over your Kickstarter funding options and remember, even with a $5 minimum donation, we all go home winners!
 
We thank you for all of your support,

Much Love,
 
Chicano Batman

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    Digital download of the Joven Navegante Ep before the official release. (this will be emailed to you as soon as you donate)

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    Joven Navegante CD + limited edition Chicano Batman vinyl stickers

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    Chicano Batman logo t-shirt + Joven Navegante CD

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    10" vinyl Record of Joven Navegante w/digital download + Chicano Batman logo t-shirt

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    10" vinyl & CD w/digital download + a signed 11" X 17" limited edition Joven Navegante poster.

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    10" vinyl of Joven Navegante
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    + 11" X 17" limited edition poster. (all items personalized & signed by the band)

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    You and a guest appear in Chicano Batman's video for Joven Navegante to be directed by B+, co-founder of Mochilla. Video to be shot June 23rd.

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    Vamos a la playa! Join Chicano Batman for an all day pop-up beach party with live musical sessions, fresh fruit, cold drinks and wet bodies.

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    Chicano Batman plays your backyard bbq anywhere in Los Angeles + Rewards 1-6

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    Chicano Batman will play at your private event this summer, be it a Quinceañera, Wedding, Bar mitzvah, you name it! (If outside of LA please provide gas money and crash pad) + Rewards 1-6

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