Paste recognizes best Arkansas bands, including a few locals

May 17th, 2012 at 11:21 am

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The song above is “New Blessings” by Messy Sparkles. Perhaps blessings are headed his direction after a magazine names him one of the Arkansas’ best acts.

Paste magazine’s 50 State Project made a splash across my Facebook feed yesterday — it seem as if all of my musically inclined friends posted this link already.

But in case you haven’t seen it, Paste listed its 12 favorite current bands in Arkansas as part of the ongoing series. Although the bulk of the 12 artists come from Central Arkansas, a few local acts made the cut, including Messy Sparkles, Teenagers and Damn Arkansan.

Here’s the full list.

Congrats to all who were listed.