Guerilla Toss’ van caught fire, funding for a new one, but made it to Boston Hassle
A van has always been an essential item for indie rock bands, though now more than ever in this era of streaming. Unfortunately, Guerilla Toss‘ van fell the same fate as at least one Spinal Tap drummer: spontaneous combustion. From the band’s Facebook:
Kassie just put new tires on the van and was driving thru BK to meet up with DFA RECORDS for pizza business meeting when the engine starting smoking. She pulled over and the van burst into flames!! Luckily no one was hurt and there was pretty much nothing of value in the van besides a bunch of dead tapes and Terence McKenna ‘Food Of The Gods’ book. The fire debt was super chill and helpful and pretty quickly ruled out that we had intentionally set the car on fire. Insurance claim was filed but not really sure yet if spontaneous combustion is covered :/
You can watch video of their van going down in flames below. The band have set up a GoFundMe campaign to buy a new van (and new tires).
Despite the lack of wheels, Guerilla Toss made it to Boston Hassle fest over the weekend and do have a couple shows coming up: November 20 at Villain (relocated from Market Hotel) with Pile, and Jackal Onasis (tickets): and Ithica, NY’s The Haunt on December 3 with Japanese Breakfast and LVL UP.
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