Paste tips hat to “11 Nebraska bands you should listen to now”

As part of their “50 States Project,” Paste is running down lists of bands from every state for broader exposure. They’re currently 28 states in, and you can read about the project here.

Nebraska took its turn this morning as Paste’s Emelia Fredlick offered 11 Nebraska bands “you should listen to now.” Grabbing a few embeds from Hear Nebraska, a recent song premiere from Kill County and a Universe Contest track off Hear Nebraska Vol. 2, Paste worked out a fairly even split between Omaha and Lincoln, and clearly put some thought into genre.

Here’s their list, but check out the Paste story for some nice blurbs on each band. Tell us what you think of the list in the comments.

1. The Decatures
2. Eli Mardock
3. Icky Blossoms
4. Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers
5. Kill County
6. Kris Lager Band
7. The Midland Band
8. Rock Paper Dynamite
9. Snake Island!
10. Stonebelly
11. Universe Contest

On another page, ZooFest released this neat video trailer, previewing the outdoor street festival this Friday and Saturday. Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers headline. Watch the video for the full lineup. Tickets here.