É Arenas, bassist of the mighty Chicano Batman and producer (for Brainstory and more) and righteous solo artist, too. If you missed his full-length debut Nariz in 2016, you should go track that down—but first you should listen to "Mar Iguana," a hot-to-the-touch surreal-yet-real story about (says Arenas) a "marine iguana who loves to smoke weed but is worried about his friends locked-up for weed-related crimes even though California recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana.” It's bristling with cosmic synthesizer and bursting with energy, inspired by the breakneck quebradita music and dance Arenas remembers from backyard parties as a kid. B-side "El Nopalito" is maybe a little less manic but no less irresistible, and Arenas and band will be celebrating its release on February 2 with sci-fi future-funkers Chola Orange and Big Fun at the Moroccan Lounge downtown! Flyer below:" /> L.A. Record

EP PREMIERE: É ARENAS “MAR IGUANA” + “EL NOPALITO”

January 23rd, 2018 | Listen

L.A. RECORD is honored to premiere the new 45 from É Arenas, bassist of the mighty Chicano Batman and producer (for Brainstory and more) and righteous solo artist, too. If you missed his full-length debut Nariz in 2016, you should go track that down—but first you should listen to “Mar Iguana,” a hot-to-the-touch surreal-yet-real story about (says Arenas) a “marine iguana who loves to smoke weed but is worried about his friends locked-up for weed-related crimes even though California recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana.” It’s bristling with cosmic synthesizer and bursting with energy, inspired by the breakneck quebradita music and dance Arenas remembers from backyard parties as a kid. B-side “El Nopalito” is maybe a little less manic but no less irresistible, and Arenas and band will be celebrating its release on February 2 with sci-fi future-funkers Chola Orange and Big Fun at the Moroccan Lounge downtown! Flyer below: