Stereogum is streaming 2 new songs from the upcoming Jim Carey/Zooey movie Yes Man. The songs, which are performed by San Francisco’s all-girl electro band Von Iva with Deschanel on most lead vocals, are kind of like a more twee version of Sleater-Kinney with programmed beats. In short, it sounds like it was made on Garageband (a la Ryan Adams’ Sad Company or other Garageband alter egos). Hey, that’s not a bad thing!
The song “Yes Man” is fun and danceable, but “Sweet Ballad” is my favorite. It is, in fact, a sweet ballad, but there’s good emotion behind it and some lines throw you (“I’m not your little whore.”). Sad to say, this tune would work well in her ex’s Coconuts Records repertoire.
Oh yeah, the group calls themselves Munchausen By Proxy. Enjoy here.