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The Theory of Funkativity Win Rock Pile Competition

In the Rock Pile, Spin and Music Nation's online battle pitting rock songs head-to-head, this San Diego funk outfit emerges victorious.

With over 4,000 contestants in Music Nation and Spin’s Hot Pursuit competition, the one winner, Yorktown Heights, New York’s the Scarlet, just didn’t seem like enough. Hence the Rock Pile, a battle pitting rock songs head-to-head, and this time a band’s success or failure was solely up to their peers. And now, after over five weeks of competition, the results are in: San Diego-based seven-piece funk rockers the Theory of Funkativity triumphed with their tune “Promised Land,” a onslaught of thick, catchy guitar riffs mixed with a tight, reggae-like rhythm section, which won nearly all of the band’s online matchups. Congrats!

As the winner, the Theory of Funkativity is rewarded with $500, and the praise of fans across the web. But be sure to stay tuned; the second Hot Pursuit, a competition seeking the next undiscovered talent, will soon be launched and your band could be crowned the winner! Check back to spin.com/thecompetition this March for more details.

The Theory of Funkativity — “Promised Land”