Did an Enjambre Cover Influence the Coachella-Bound Caifanes Reunion?
But exactly why the two put their previous Caifanes-dissolving
differences aside is still somewhat of a mystery. On a recent episode of
the Santa Ana-based Internet show SolArt Radio (for which I occasionally drop in to co-host), members of the formerly
Anaheim-based band Enjambre put forth a small theory as to the possible
contribution to the occurrence.
Having since moved to Mexico City from OC years ago and receiving much more critically acclaimed success as a result, the Latin Alternative rockers recorded a cover included on a Caifanes/Jaguares tribute album released last year. The first volume of Nos Vamos Juntos featured interpretations from Caifanes' classic catalog by bands such as Aterciopelados, Ozomatli and Hello Seahorse!
Javier Mejia, Rafa and Julián Navejas were in Anaheim visiting family for the holidays earlier this month when they dropped by SolArt Radio and recounted the process behind Enjambre's offering of "Estás Dormida" on the album.
of our buddies sent us that song," Mejia said on the Internet
program. "We recorded it with Paco and Randy of Molotov."
opportunity as a great honor, the band recalled what made that selection
noteworthy. "It was the only song that Marcovich wrote," Julián Navejas added. "We like to think that somehow this song kind of helped reunite
After hearing "Estás Dormida," Saúl Hernández had phoned Enjambre lead singer Luis Humberto Navejas and congratulated him. He also mentioned he hadn't talked to Alejandro Marcovich yet, but reassured that he was sure he would love the interpretation as well.
"We'll never know," Rafael Navejas mused, "but . . . the fact that Saúl allowed that song to be in the tribute album says a lot about getting over old grudges."