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Watch The Shins Perform “Name For You” on “Colbert” and Give Him a Ride in Their Old Van

Heartworms Out Now via Aural Apothecary/Columbia

Mar 14, 2017 Stephen Colbert
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The Shins released a new album, Heartworms, last Friday via Aural Apothecary/Columbia. The band had previously shared four songs from the album: “Dead Alive,” “Name For You,” “Mildenhall,” and “Painting a Hole.” And last week they shared two videos for two different versions of “Name For You.” Last night the band stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Name For You.” Last week The Shins announced a new competition where you can win the band’s very first touring van, a 1990 Ford 350 Clubwagon. Colbert brought up the competition after their performance and at the end of the show he drove off with the band in their van. Check the performance and video of the van drive off below.

The band explained the van competition in a previous press release: “We bought it with our first advance from Sub Pop and toured the country in it for years. Now we’ve cherried it out and want one of YOU to keep the journey alive.” To win the van you need to go to to enter. The band want you record a video of you or your band covering a track from Heartworms and then you need to upload it by April 4 at 11:59 PM PST using #ShinsVanContest.

Heartworms is the follow-up to 2012’s Port of Morrow. As usual, it was all written by Mercer, but this is the first Shins album since 2001’s Oh, Inverted World that Mercer has also self-produced (with the exception of “So Now What,” which was produced by Richard Swift).

Read our review of Heartworms.

The Shins Tour Dates:

March 28 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon
March 29 - London, UK - Apollo Hammersmith
March 30 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
March 31- Zurich, SUI - M4Music Festival
April 21- Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University; Rites of Spring
April 22-23 - North Charleston, SC - High Water Festival
May 12-14 - Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 26-28 - George, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival
June 2-3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
June 3-4- Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Festival
June 15 - Brooklyn, NY - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 15-18 - Dover, DE - Firefly Music Festival
July 28-30 - Oro-Medonte, ON - Wayhome Music & Arts Festival

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