Recommended by Andrew Hamlin
Chicano Batman have that great organ sound that Question Mark and the Mysterians had when Question Mark and the Mysterians pretty much invented garage rock—but they throw in more modern touches, some of which work (skittery guitar) and some not so well (the vocals seem a little affected). I dig the organ, though, and the funky stuff, and their quiet stabs at dry humor (the new album is called Freedom Is Free). And they cover “This Land Is Your Land,” funked-up, synth-squiggled, and with Spanish lyrics. This land should be fun, after all.