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Winners Advance in Spin’s Hot Pursuit

500 bands move into the head-to-head round, vying for a record deal in Spin, Hennessy, and Music Nation's talent search.

After over two months of voting in the second annual installment of the Hot Pursuit, a talent search presented by Spin magazine, Hennessy, and Music Nation, 500 bands have graduated from general voting into the head-to-head competition, and now battle for 24 slots in the next round.

Join this year’s judges — songwriter Butch Walker, Peter Bjorn & John’s Peter Moren, the Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, comedian Michael Showalter, and Spin editor Doug Brod — and cast your vote for the best band. The winner of the Hot Pursuit will earn a record deal with Original Signal/Epic Records, a brand-new Gibson SG guitar and bass, national press coverage in Spin, and a slot to perform at Spin’s Year in Music party.

Head over to the Hot Pursuit website, check out the head-to-head player pitting artists against each other, and vote for your favorite act!