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Help SPIN, popchips Discover a Hot New Band!

SPIN and popchips are seeking a hot new band from New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, and you can help them decide — and get FREE music at the same time! Here’s how it works.

First, music fans can go to popchips Facebook page now to download a track from each of the artists. Every download counts as a vote for that band.

Those votes will go towards determining the four finalists in each city, and each finalist will get $500 and a “pop up live kit,” to capture video of their live performances.The best five videos will be selected by an impressive list of judges including SPIN Senior Editor David Marchese, Tom Windish of the Windish Agency, select local music bloggers from the SPIN Blog Network, and Jesse “The Devil” Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal.

Those five videos (one band from each city) will be posted on the popchips Facebook page, and fans will once again have the chance to vote, but this time, the band receiving the most votes will score a performance slot at one of SPIN’s hotly anticipated events during Austin’s spring music festival!

Get to voting!