Who Loves You The Best

Nerves Jr.

Nerves Jr. is textured, electronic and experimental. Like that episode of “Winnie The Pooh” where stuffed animals try to steal Tigger’s “Special” tag, this band might not realize how or why they are special. No local band does what they do. Electronics melt into song melt into vocals melt into huge, noisy, well-executed guitar licks. Beautifully mysterious in its obscure local origins, as it is in its fully developed sound, Who Loves You The Best recalls arrangements like Einsturzende Neubauten and vocals of Animal Collective. No other band with 140 Facebook friends is this talented or idiosyncratic. If you liked any band between NIN and Aphex Twin, you will enjoy Nerves Jr., and wonder just how they did it.