Shed This Skin
Never one to mince words, singer/songwriter Elisa Peimer has cultivated a rare talent of weaving interpretations of personal experience with alluring pop melodies. With a voice that moves effortlessly between a shout and a whisper, Elisa expresses a surprising tone of idealism, self-discovery and empowerment in songs that are a celebration of the universal human experience. Her additive songs have been called 'impressive' by CMJ, and 'passionate and powerful' by independent tipsheet, Get Fancy. Elisa and her band have just release their first full-length album, 'Shed This Skin', as a follow-up to their critically received, 'EP.' They have opened for KC and the Sunshine Band, and their moving, intimate performances have earned them a steady local following at New York City clubs including Mercury Lounge, Fez, Arlene Grocery, and CB's Gallery, as well as the 1998 Intel Music Festival. With each performance, she gains new fans while continuing to enchant her loyal audience. 'Beyond the difficulties we face in life,' says Elisa, 'there's an undercurrent of joy that, to me, is best expressed through music.' Judging from the buzz that is growing around this new artist, that philosophy has obviously touched a nerve. Elisa Peimer is one artist on her way to becoming a household name.