Elisa Peimer
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Elisa Peimer


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"Skinned Back"

SKINNED BACK: We love the fact that singer/songwriter Elisa Peimer tells it like it is in her songs. The woman simply does not mince words. For proof, all one needs to do is investigate her first full-length album, "Shed This Skin."

The project offers a truly gorgeous array of nicely crafted songs that are underlined by lyrics far smarter and more clever than your average confessional pop. Peimer has developed an appealing vocal style that sees her glide with notable ease from white-knuckled belting to seductive whispers.

Peimer has earned high marks for taking her music to the clubs of New York. She's become a staple at venues that include Mercury Lounge, Fez, Arlene Grocery, and CB's Gallery.

Adding to the artist's increasing profile is the use of two cuts on the album - "Leaving Here Tomorrow" and "Lullaby" - on the daytime dramas, "As The World Turns," "Another World," and "Guiding Light."

- Billboard Magazine

"CD review"

The title of the CD is perfect. Unlike lots of pop singer/songwriters, “transparent” is not trying to be clever or mysterious, it just tells it like it is.

So do Elisa Peimer’s songs. Each of Peimer’s 10 songs seem to be written straight from the heart, and sung straight from the heart. Peimer definitely put her emotions into each song, and you can hear it in the vocals. It's like someone let you read their diary. Sometimes, however, as on “When You Go”, she puts so much emotion in the vocals that she gets a little loose with her pitch on the chorus. You can still appreciate the passion that she obviously feels.

The most interesting songs to me melodically are the piano based songs. Peimer seems to take more chances and you hear more diversity in songs like “Turning Circles” and “End of the Road”. It is always tough to find the balance between creating your own identifiable sound, and not having your songs too similar to each other. Peimer has obvious talent and skill. But I like to hear her take more chances melodically and rhythmically as she does in these two songs. The diverse chord changes and unpredictable melodies are very pleasing.

Peimer is a gifted guitar and piano player. All of the players and the sound production throughout the CD are excellent. Many nice guitar and percussion touches on the songs add superior polish.

The backing vocal arrangements in all of the songs are very well done, especially on “Turning Circles” which I think is the strongest song on the CD. These are never overdone and appropriately add depth and texture. She and her producer have an excellent ear on these vocal arrangements. ‘transparent’ is also an enhanced CD so you get the bonus of a free video of “Turning Circles”.

Peimer definitely put her ‘all’ into the CD. Fans of pop singer/songwriters like Jewel will appreciate Peimer’s honest and ‘transparent’ emotional and passionate songwriting. - The Muse's Muse

"CD review"

Elisa Peimer, a serious singer/songwriter, seems to be just a step away from being a mainstream artist. With a sound like Sheryl Crow, and expressive
lyrics, her album, Transparent, is filled with heartfelt melodies. Her
gentle style is captivating from the first track to the last. Elisa Peimer
has such an angelic and moving voice which she mixes with her empowering, passionate, and charismatic lyrics. She entwines; country, folk, and rock to her charming pop songs. Peimer has had a considerable indie career winning the ASCAP Popular Music Award for the past four consecutive years. It’s only a matter of time before “Miss Peimer” is heard nationwide for her tender yet
rockin’ songs.
- Icon Magazine


Pull of the Moon - full length CD
Transparent - full length CD
Shed This Skin - full length CD
EP - 4 song ep



In a musical landscape where anybody can record some songs, burn them onto a CD and toss them up on the Internet, Elisa Peimer writes songs that make people stop what they're doing and ask, "Wow, who is this?"

The New York City pop singer/songwriter's accomplishments are impressive: a publishing deal with Sonica Music, a Pop Artist Spotlight at Amazon.com, TV and film placements, and licensing deals with Columbia Tri-Star Television, MTV, the Oxygen Network, etc. She has been featured as an Unsigned Beauty on iVillage.com, sung the National Anthem at Giants Stadium and Keyspan Park, and received heavy video rotation on the CBS Spectacular screen in Times Square. Old and new media have lauded her recordings: Billboard, CMJ, Blogcritics, and many others.

But "nobody cares about all that," says Elisa. "When people hear the music and it makes an impact - that's why I'm doing it."

Elisa's music has been making an impact since her first release: four albums ago she tested the waters with a four-song EP that received an overwhelmingly positive response. She met the demand for more music with the 13-song Shed This Skin, and in 2003 her second full-length album, Transparent, came out to even more impressive reviews. Elisa and John Kurgan (Sting, Stanley Clarke, Stewart Copeland) co-produced that enhanced CD, which contained a stunning video of the pop anthem "Turning Circles." Transparent "hits home with heavenly force," wrote Indie-Music.com, and Icon Magazine called it "captivating from the first track to the last."

Continuing to outdo herself, Elisa has released a new album, Pull of the Moon, that testifies to her startling and ever-strengthening songwriting mastery. Featuring 10 brand new tracks, including a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” (a popular staple of her live show), Pull of the Moon covers all the bases, from rockers to ballads. The songs delve into the dark complexities of relationships, but are brightened by Elisa’s trademark note of optimism.

"People relate to each other with positive and negative feelings at the same time. It’s never just straight-ahead simple. That’s why it's hard for me to write a pure love song," says Elisa. "Life is far too complicated and layered for anything that easy. This is my way of saying - hey, I don't get this any more than you do." These thorny issues electrify songs such as "Marine Layer," which deals with trying and failing to communicate, and "Don't Come Around," a pop nugget that admits that a relationship probably isn't such a good thing. Mastered by Daniel Wyatt, whose credits include Norah Jones and Blues Traveler, the album contains a powerful blend of the warm musicality of Sheryl Crow and the pop sensibility of Kelly Clarkson.

The music industry has changed dramatically since Elisa's first foray into the recording studio. But the demand for well-crafted, universally appealing songs has not. In this, Elisa's music rises above the fray, reminding us that classic songwriting is alive and well in the hands of this modest and hard-working writer and singer. Walking the streets of New York, humming new snippets of melody to herself, sculpting them into songs, teaching them to her band, and singing them for enthusiastic crowds, Elisa continues to build her audience. More and more people are discovering a little bit of their own lives in the music of this powerfully talented singer and songwriter.