The female fronted rock outfit crosses over to the States with “Rerun” from their seventh studio album Regular Weird People. ELAN hail from Guadalajara and have earned recognition for being the first Mexican band to successfully release albums completely in the English language, which quickly initiated a movement that allowed other recording artists throughout Latin America to sing in English and in turn help their careers to expand to territories unreachable before. Being one of Latin America’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent latino bands, ELAN have sold 1.7 million albums worldwide and has recorded 7 albums since 1996! The group was founded by lead vocalist and keyboard player Elan Sara DeFan (sole composer of the band’s work) and lead guitarist and producer Jan Carlo “El Vikingo” DeFan. ELAN broke sales and radio play records in Latin America and Australia, some of which include the longest playing #1 English language single on the radio in Mexico with the first single “Midnight” which remained #1 on the charts for 21 weeks without relinquishing its position and the longest running #1 video on Latin America’s largest music networkTelehit; with 12 weeks at #1 with the video for “This Fool’s Life”. The band also graced MTV Australia on the Top Ten. ELAN performed major national and international events including MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, Mexico’sNational Academy of Music’s Oye Awards, the Eres Magazine 15 Year Anniversary Celebration and the Sanborn’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. The group holds the accolade of one of the most successful and longest running tours ever featured in Mexico by an independent band.
Video: ELAN “Rerun”
October 11, 2011 By Leave a Comment