When your sound is described as “throwback” there’s no bigger compliment than to say it would fit perfectly within the era it pays homage too. Yes, there’s something to be said for taking an old sound and building from it, but to nail the original intention perfectly is rare and laudable. Los Angeles four-piece Chicano Batman not only have one of the greatest band names of all time, but they slay 70s funk and soul so hard you’d think this track was near 50 years old. Born from the heart of the La Onda Chicana movement, Chicano Batman’s work is a much appreciated contribution from the Latino community to the musical and political zeitgeist. You can stream their latest album Freedom Is Free for free (heh) on SoundCloud.