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January 11, 2012

Help The Coasts and Hotfox get to SXSW

by @thoughtontracks

Two of this blog’s favorite bands are currently featured in a pair of contests that, if won, will land them a spot in the Austin’s SXSW 2012. Hotfox, a terrific band from Bloomington, IN released You, Me, and the Monster in 2011. The album was one of my favorite Hoosier releases of the year. Vote for Hotfox in JanSport’s Battle of the Bands. Fans can vote once each day. The contest runs through January 19th. A group of panelists will select the winning band from the Top 10 finalists. The winner will receive $5,000 in travel money and JanSport gear and will be featured in the SonicBids SXSW Party.

The Coasts, whose self-titled debut was featured on my Top 10 albums of 2011, are featured in a contest through Maurices Hometown Sound. The winner will receive a trip to Los Angeles, where they will shoot a music video. They will also win prizes from Maurices as well as a slot in their SXSW daytime showcase. Vote for The Coasts. Vote daily. The contest runs through January 23rd. Their album kicks ass and they deserve this opportunity.

Need more convincing?

Album Release: Hotfox You, Me, and the Monster

Video: Hotfox “Mountain Tiger”

Album Review: The Coasts

Thought on Tracks Interview: The Coasts

Written by Rob Peoni

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