The Shins want to pass on their first ever tour van to an artist who can use it to hit the road to play new music.
The van, which was bought with the advance from their first Sub Pop advance, a 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon, was originally acquired from a cattle ranch.
It was covered in shit, probably has lots of people having sex in it frontman James Mercer explains… but it’s been cleaned, loved and hey, it’s free!
In a video, Mercer says the van has been “going to waste,” and added, “It ought to be passed on to a band that uses it to get out there and play shows and spread their music.”
Find more information on the van contest here. You need to upload a track of your music and they’ll pick a winner etc etc…
— The Shins (@TheShins) March 8, 2017