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Winners Advance in Spin’s Hot Pursuit

The Hot Pursuit, Spin magazine and Music Nation’s online challenge in search of the next breakout rock act, has pushed two more bands into the next round. And this week’s winners are representing the Lone Star State; rock quartet the Soldier Thread and MC/singer/producer The G Clef reign from Austin and San Antonio, respectively, and now move forward, joining other victorious acts like the Scarlet and the Fire and the Reason.

Check out this week’s winners’ tunes below, as well as those from other popular contestants — Chicago’s eclectic rockers Roosevelt Jenkins and hip-hop troupe MINus a Few from Columbus, GA — and then head over to and enter to win, or just browse the thousands of bands and help us pick the winners!