Twenty-three-year-old Austin-based female singer-songwriter Elaine Greer produces winsome, meticulously crafted, harmony-infused leids that stand out from the glut of cute-vocal-ed, self-conscious indie fare populating the seeded playlists of the up-and-comer elite in 2011.
Based on early lo-fi recordings made at her apartment, Greer landed opening spots for such indie darlings as The Fiery Furnaces, Tilly and the Wall, and Tim Barry.
The follow up to her 2009 EP release “Making Plans and Going Places,” is “Annotations” (launched June 30th, 2011) her first full-length album co-produced with Steve Christensen (who won a Grammy for Steve Earle’s “Townes”,) that comprises recordings made at SugarHill Studios/The TreeHouse in Houston and at her apartment in Austin, TX. “Annotations” was mastered at The Lodge in NYC.
“I’ve been working on this project for about 6 years now, starting from when I began writing songs in my teen years,” Greer says of this canon of songs. “I initially did many lo-fi home recordings and began playing local shows, eventually getting into the studio to record Making Plans and Going Places.”
Greer has already begun planning work on her next album on which she begins work in August, most of which has already been written. If all goes according to plan, our greedy ear-holes we will be blessed with a new Elaine Greer release in early 2012.
The band has just completed an East coast tour taking them from Austin to Providence, RI and upon returning home, barely took a breath before recording their first Daytrotter session with a homecoming gig at Austin’s Cactus Cafe.
The band plans to tour the West coast in winter 2011 though dates have to be confirmed. look out for Elaine Greer live dates in Austin throughout the month of August, 2011.
- Elaine Greer Official Site
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