LA band Chicano Batman reflects on Trump's first year

The Latin–psychedelic soul band Chicano Batman has been touring with their album “Freedom is Free” for most of Trump’s first year in office. The video for “Freedom is Free” features each of the band members being tortured and drowned by two nondescript agents in aviator sunglasses. What’s it like to make political music in the Trump era?

The band Chicano Batman. Photo by Josue Rivas.


Eduardo Arenas - bass guitar, vocals for Chicano Batman, Bardo Martinez - lead vocals, organ, guitar for Chicano Batman

Madeleine Brand

Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole