"Newvale clearly sounds modern, recalling recent work from Snow Patrol and Coldplay with a bit of Dashboard Confessional thrown into the sonic mix... The extensive comparisons with other artists is an extension of the vast soundscape they plan to continue to explore..." - The OC Register


If Newvale had no other distinction than being fronted by one-time Something Corporate guitarist Reuben Hernandez, that alone might well be enough to get the San Clemente-based band some notice.

But the fact that Newvale has released an EP of songs that equals his old band's best efforts makes listening to the four tracks on "Summer's Gone" an unexpected thrill. Add to that unlikely scenario that the music sounds little like Something Corporate and is crafted by a sparse lineup of singer-guitarist Hernandez and keyboardist-guitarist Erik Schumacher, and many discerning listeners will be amazed.

Within a few months of their existence, Newvale was opening for bands such as Good Charlotte and performing at some of Orange County's best-known venues, including the Galaxy Concert Theatre and The Coach House. They have also shared the stage with The Format, Melee, Tokyo Rose, and William Tell.

Their music is hopeful, explosive, honest, passionate, and they hope it speaks inspiration and life into you.

The future belongs to those that believe in the beauty of their dreams.


Summer's Gone EP [2006]

Set List


summer's gone
when sarah left
hope is here
night train to prague
i can't save you
explosions in the distance
our thursday