Echovalve

Echovalve

BandRock

Echovalve’s music is best described as a blend of melodic, in-your-face rock music with intricate arrangements and provocative lyrics.

Biography

Echovalve is a raw, in your face, and uncompromising rock band from Atlanta, GA. Defined by searing riffs, complex bass lines, ripping beats, and powerful vocal hooks and lyrics, this four piece has a sound that is undeniably their own. Echovalve is truly a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale and sometimes lifeless rock music environment.
Chemistry? Echovalve has it! On stage and in the studio, this band has what most bands dream about but it hasn’t come without the price of hard work, perseverance, and a few bumps along the way.
Echovalve has undergone several lineup changes to achieve its incredible level of compatibility. What kills most bands has only made Echovalve stronger. With the loss of one out of the two original guitar players, the bass player, and even their original front man, Echovalve has persevered and always grown stronger with each change. Essentially, each change presented a new and better opportunity for the band.
Enter vocalist from Peoria, Illinois native Mathieu Nevitt. When given the opportunity to join Echovalve, he packed his bags and left friends, and family. Guitarist, Jay Langston had this to say. Mat came strolling into our rehearsal space after hoping off a plane, and we threw him into the fire without warning. He literally nailed every damn note of an 8-song set. There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that he was our guy. Left with Jay Langston and Billy Nielson as the only original members, Echovalve has never been stronger! This is our family, we may fight every day only to end each day closer and more determined than before, said Mathieu Nevitt.
Echovalve has achieved a lot in just over two years, since their inception in 2004. 2005 was hugely successful year for the band as they won the grand prize in the international John Lennon Songwriting Competition for their song, Dirty Little Secret. They appeared on seven dates of the 2005 Vans Warped Tour. That same year, the band also appeared twice at the Taubertal Music Festival in Rothenburg, Germany after winning the US national finals for the Emergenza International Competition. Late in 2005, Creative Loafing named Echovalve best overall music act and best rock band in Atlanta.
The past has been good for the boys in Echovalve, but the future is even brighter. They have just recorded their second EP with acclaimed musician and bassist for major label recording artists, Stuck Mojo, Stereomud, and Dark New Day, Corey Lowery. Along with Jeff Woods who was the master behind the raw and original sound produced for the ep , Lowery personally selected Echovalve out of all the bands in Atlanta for their first production effort with the new studio, Lighthouse Trax. Lowery and Woods have seen what the rest of the music industry will undoubtedly come to realize. Echovalve is a powerful music force and they will not be ignored.

Lyrics

Dirty Little Secret

Written By: Echovalve Band

Your dirty little crutch is screaming out to me.
You keep it under wraps but your fear won’t let you see.
You say you wanna stop, but it won’t let you stop.
You say you have control but you let it take your soul.
I wait for change, but everything’s the same.
You deny that you’re addicted.

When’s it gonna stop?
How long til you see?
Your dirty little secret is the end of everything.
How much will it take?
Will it ever change?
Your dirty little secret always puts me in my place.

Now everything you hide are the things that I despise.
It makes me want to leave you, but the strength to I can’t find.
I lay awake. I’m screaming when I say
I deny that I’m addicted.

When’s it gonna stop?
How long til you see?
Your dirty little secret is the end of everything.
How much will it take?
Will it ever change?
Your dirty little secret always puts me in my place.

Letter

Written By: Echovalve 2006

Dear mother it’s been way to long since I’ve last spoke to you
Spoke to you
Dear mother it’s been way to hard becoming someone so brand new
So brand new
But I am feeling
Feeling
Stronger today
Stronger today
Am I in the right place or should I go
If I’m feeling so alone I’m not breaking just cold

This letter has been written sincere I give myself
sincere I give myself
These words are so conflicting as I poor myself
as I poor myself
I don’t mind I just thought you should know
I don’t mind

Dear mother . dear mother , dear mother

Hello mother it’s been way to long I thought I’d point this out to you
Hello mother it’s been way to long I thought I’d point this out to you
Hello mother it’s been way to hard I’m bleeding all these words so true
Hello mother it’s been way to hard I’m bleeding all these words so true

Am I in the right place or should I go
Am I in the right place or should I go
If I’m feeling so alone I’m not breaking just cold
If I’m feeling so alone
I’m not breaking because

This letter has been written sincere I give myself
sincere I give myself
These words are so conflicting as I poor myself
as I poor myself
I don’t mind I just thought that

This letter has been written sincere I give myself
sincere I give myself
These words are so conflicting as I poor myself

I don’t mind I just thought you should know
I don’t mind

Dear mother . dear mother , dear mother
This letter has been written sincere I give myself
sincere I give myself
These words are so conflicting as I poor myself
as I poor myself
I don’t mind I just thought that

This letter has been written , this letter has been written , this letter has been written , this
This letter has been written , this letter has been written , this letter has been written , this
letter has been written
letter has been written

On My Own

Written By: Echovalve 2006

I will not stand to take your pity any longer I’m though with you
Your eating away my pride it feeds your hunger
Can’t take this from , your can’t take this from , can’t take this from
You should know

Everything you’ve taken from me I’m on my own
Everything you’ve taken from me
Everyway you complicate me I’m on my own
Everything you’ve taken from me
I’m on my own , I’m on my

I won’t take sadistic action any longer I rid myself
Take all this shame you fed know watch me hunger
Can’t take this from , your can’t take this from , can’t take this from
You should know

Everything you’ve taken from me I’m on my own
Everything you’ve taken from me
Everyway you complicate me I’m on my own
Everyway you complicate me
I’m on my own , I’m on my

Everything you’ve taken from me I’m on my own
Everything you’ve taken from me
Everyway you complicate me I’m on my own
Everyway you complicate me
I’m on my own , I’m on my

Losing Taste

Written By: Echovalve 2006

I’ve got you and I locked inside so tight it’s time for us to separate these ties that bind
So why’d you spread your wings and tell me how you’ll ever pan to violate me

I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare as amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you

Beautiful you may seem you’re my catastrophe pitiful I am reaching out crawling on my knees
So why’d you spread your wings and tell me how you’ll ever pan to violate me

I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare as amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you

You are just a sick crutch testing the strength all I am
You take everything away leaving me wasted and drained

I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare as amusing distraction
I’m finding redemption from this cross that I bare an amusing distraction
Losing taste in you

Stand Down

Written By: Echovalve 2006

Respect don’t label or judge intentions don’t hold me back
Don’t hold me back
If my ambitions to strong just step aside don’t bring me down
Don’t bring me down

Bring the pain let it grow
grow

It’s good to be someone no one truly knows

Bring the pain let it go
go
Does this compromise or satisfy just stand

Relax your to vocal no need for drama what is said is done
Leave it alone
If you obsession has taken over you keep it to yourself no one in listening

Bring the pain let it grow
let it grow

It’s good to be someone no one truly knows

Bring the pain let it go
let it go
Does this compromise or satisfy just stand down

Are you full of yourself now ? Are you full of …

Bring the pain let it grow
let it grow

It’s good to be someone no one truly knows

Bring the pain let it go
let it go
Does this compromise or satisfy just stand down

Discography

Dirty Little Secret, EP released in 2004
II, EP released in 2006

Set List

Set List varies but includes all originals and can range from 30 mins to 90 mins in length: