Rise Of New Audio

Rise Of New Audio

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Rise Of New Audio is the perfect blend of High Energy Rock with touches of guitar Pop & Californian melody. RONA's working class mentality drives the band, and gives their rock compositions a shot of adrenaline and dignity that will make you get up and move. RONA is guaranteed to make anyone smile.

Biography

. . . Three guys, two acoustic guitars, one cheap little cassette recorder, and 3 years later, Rise Of New Audio is a full fledged touring act looking to sonically assault the Music World with their hard-hitting rock beats. A pretty big task for these 3 determined young men out of Sacramento California. Being acknowledged as a working-class rock act is something Rise Of New Audio is quite proud of, and is why they chose to remain a power-trio in a market oversaturated with 4 and 5 piece bands. Eric Van Valer takes on guitar and lead vocal duties, Mark Dippold plays bass and sings backup, and Shayne Bond fills out their sound with powerful drum beats (not to mention Shayne and Eric are also strong piano players). And with such an invigorating and high-energy live performance one would never notice the thin lineup on stage compared to most bands. After every unpredictable show fans are amazing by how full and exhilarating the sound is by these 3 people on stage.
Eric is the primary songwriter taking melodic influences from bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and The Beatles and fusing those with Shayne’s stop & go rhythms heavily influenced from bands like Refused, Thrice, and Green Day to complete a sound all their own usually classified as California Garage Rock, High-Energy Rock, or Heavy Power-Pop. And songs are one thing this band is not short of.
Having written over 50 songs for RONA, Eric had plenty of material to chose from when starting this band in the Spring of 2006 with fellow classmate Mark. Shayne then completed the lineup in the Fall and Rise Of New Audio was now a complete well oiled machine. The released their first record ‘Hollywood Abortion EP’ in October of 2006. With insufficient funds and an overabundance of motivation to be heard, Rise Of New Audio was forced to record, mix, and master their debut EP themselves having scrapped together and borrowed mics, mixers, and recorders from friends and generous studios. Hollywood Abortion EP quickly sold out of it’s first 1,000 copies giving the band enough money to professionally approach recording their next EP. RONA quickly jumped at the opportunity and released their second Self-Titled EP in March of 2007 working with producer/engineer Matt Doughty at The Puss Cavern in Sacramento and enlisting Jay Trammell for mixing/mastering duties at Fat Cat Studios. After a year full of shows and radio appearances, the band was ready to hit the studio again with over 20 new songs, most of which were debuted at various shows to an overwhelmingly positive response from the audience. Instead of releasing all the new songs at once, RONA plans on releasing 3 separate EPs through out the next 6 months focusing more on singles like they did back in the sixties.
The band is now in full swing promoting the first release of these new songs titled The 'Are You Listening? EP' recording by Jay Trammell August 2008. RONA has a string of West Coast tour dates planned and several radio stations already playing the singles ‘Are You Listing?‘ and ‘Hat's Off To You‘ off the new EP. Look out for this hard-working independent outfit, they’ll be playing at a dark sweaty club near you.

Lyrics

Ferrera

Written By: Eric Van Valer

FERRERA

Oh no my dear too long
Where have I gone
don't take me for too long
For here is my song

I'm falling I'm falling I'm not the same
I've changed so move on
I'm falling I'm falling I'm sorry girl
You've led me too long (yeaahhh)

Wasting away I'll be back
But you never know
Take it from me
How it feels to be alone

You can take it away girl
You can tell me to walk on by
You can tell I want to sleep tonight
And leave this life alone

Choking to breath you
forgive my disease yeah
Gave up on me
The games we all play

Choking to breath you
forgive my disease yeah
Gave up on me
The games we all play
I’ll see you some day whoaah

Watching This Life

Written By: Eric Van Valer

WATCHING THIS LIFE

I don't need a mirror
today’s a fresh start
I'm as beautiful as you
I can see so clear
Another stillborn
not as beautiful as you

Oh and how you are so right
You're always so right
no matter where you are
Standing here I lie
I'm face to face with
the hero you think you are

Nowhere we go
watching this life
spin out of control
out of control

I don't need a mirror
today’s a fresh start
I'm as beautiful as you
I can see so clear
Another stillborn
not as beautiful as you

Nowhere we go
watching this life
spin out of control
We all take turns
going around around
the love carousel

(Ohh Ohh)

Ivy League

Written By: Eric Van Valer

IVY LEAGUE

Oh here we go again
You try to be my friend
Every time I see you say the same old thing (whoahh ohh)
Is there something new the same old song you sing

Hello? Dress me up the way you want to be
I know what I want is OK
And you can manage without me
Trying to fill the shoes of a picture perfect student

Oh here we go again
Show me your evidence
Every time I see you say the same old thing (whoahh ohh)
Is there something new the same old song you sing

Yeah give up your ways (ooo ooo)
Yeah turn into me (ooo ooo)
Yeah give up your ways (ooo ooo)
Yeah turn into me

Hello? Dress me up the way you want to be
I know what I want is OK
And you can manage without me
Trying to fill the shoes of a picture perfect student
Everyone look at me, I’m a picture perfect student

Discography

'Completely Out Of Touch EP', Released January 2009
1. Scene Changer
2. Girls Against Boys
3. Jack Of Hearts
4. Breakdown
5. Maria
6. Changing Colours
7. Sweet Desperation
8. Caymus

'Are You Listening? EP', Released August 2008
1. Are You Listening?
2. Hat's Off To You
3. Through My Veins

'Rise Of New Audio EP', Released March 2007.
1. Return To The Grand Estate
2. Ivy League
3. Ferrera
4. Watching This Life
5. Emergecy
6. Never Been So Comfortable
*So Alone*

'Hollywood Abortion EP', Released October 2006.
1. Hollywood Abortion
2. 1-4-1 Dance!
3. Twenty-Seven
4. el Dorado
5. Wait a Minute

-July of 2008 Rise Of New Audio was Artist Of The Month on Sacramento's Rock radio station KRXQ 98 Rock.
-September of 2008 Rise Of New Audio was Artist Of The Month on Sacramento's Arternative station KWOD 106.5.
-We have all of our tracks streaming on our various websites and 'Return Of The Grand Estate' and Ivy 'League' from the 'Rise Of New Audio EP', has recieved numerous plays on various radio startions throughout California since being released in March.
-KWOD 106.5 out of Sacramento chose Rise Of New Audio as a finalist to play their anual Summer Buzz Concert in May 2007 and recieved 2-3 plays per day.A

Set List

Our current 40 minute setlist includes:

-Return To The Grand Estate
-Hat's Off To You
-Breakdown
-Caymus
-Ferrera
-Girls Against Boys
-Umbrella
-Sweet Desperation
-Are You Listening?

Our current cover songs include the following:
'Umbrella' - Rihanna
'Can't Get Your Outta My Head' - Kylie Minogue
'Breed' - Nirvana
'Take On Me' - Ah Ha!
'Party All The Time' - Eddie Murphy
'The Night Before' - The Beatles
'Search And Destroy' - Iggy Pop
'Imagrant Song' - Led Zeppelin