Von Iva are ready to become “Girls on Film”


San Francisco-based trio Von Iva is readying to have the best end to 2008 possible. Having been discovered randomly by a film producer in a record store (he liked the look of them from their CD cover and then liked the music even more), the band was picked to star alongside Zooey Deschanel in the film Yes Man. The release date was just announced and it looks like Dec. 19 will be when you can see Zooey singing alongside Jillian, Bex and Lay Lay in the fictional band Munchausen by Proxy.

Before that, though, Von Iva will be releasing a new EP. Titled Girls on Film (how completely appropriate), the six-song disc drops Oct. 28. It features three of their best songs from the 2007 album On This Island (“LALA,” “Birds of Prey” and “Guise”) and three new tracks (“Living For It,” “Emerald Eyes” and “Electricity”).

If you happened to miss my short profile of Von Iva in last month’s Queer Women to Watch: Fall, then I’ll remind you: Bex and Lay Lay play for our team, and are also a couple (five years running!) Gay girls who can play very, very well — I’m always behind that.

If you’re a fan of Le Tigre, Lesbians on Ecstasy, The Blow or The Gossip, Von Iva should be your new discovery. Check them out on tour now through December. On select dates, they’ll be joined by Girl in a Coma. That’s sure to be one amazingly lesbian rock show. I can just see the missed connections now.

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