It’s been a long time since we first caught San Francisco’s Von Iva early last year, when the band was gaining a lot of attention for their excellent self-titled EP. In the interim, the now-trio has been rocking crowds with their infectious live shows and working on their full length debut, titled Our Own Island, which will be released next Tuesday.
The band’s new single, “LALA,” an ode to Los Angeles that many Bay Area residents will likely empathize with, demonstrates a more electro and synth-pop informed sound that the more straight-up post-punk the band dished out on the EP, but it’s an exciting sound we’d like to hear more of.
Although the record hits stores Tuesday, orders from the band’s web site start shipping on August 1st. Von Iva celebrates the CD’s release this Saturday with a show alongside fellow party-starters Sugar & Gold, who we interviewed a little while back and then saw at their CD release party. Details for this Saturday:
Saturday, August 4th
w/ Sugar & Gold
9pm, $10, 18+ (purchase advance tix here)
With DJs and visual effects too, it should be quite a evening. After Saturday, Von Iva heads to the East Coast for a number of shows. All of their tour dates can be found at their MySpace page.