Before you hit play, the video for psych-rock quintet Hopewell’s cover of Brian Eno’s “Needle in the Camel’s Eye” seems firmly rooted in the 1970s. It’s a ’70s song, inspired by two performance–art pieces from the ’70s…this should be a throwback, right? Watch it and prepare for a wild juxtaposition.
Last month ALARM presented its 50 favorite albums of 2012, an eclectic, rock-heavy selection of discs that were in steady rotation in our downtown-Chicago premises. Now, to give some love to tunes that were left out, we have our 50 (+5) favorite songs of last year — singles, B-sides, EP standouts, soundtrack cuts, and more.