Best Garage Band St. Louis 2012 - The Nevermores
When Little Steven Van Zandt declares one of your tunes "The Coolest Song in the World," you know you're on the right garage-rock track. That bit of good fortune befell the Nevermores this summer, when the guru of all things underground singled out the band's track "Adeline" for featured play on his satellite radio show. The song is a worthy slab of hard, primitive mayhem, equal parts Motörhead metal bravado, the Seeds-inspired angst and bass-soloing that doesn't suck. But as hard as "Adeline" hits, the band's 2012 full-length Now More Than Never boasts an even grimier clutch of bopping hooks, big beats and hungry howls courtesy of biliously voiced frontman John Ebert.