East Village electronic musician Nick Hook has been hustling for a while now, collaborating with Cubic Zirconia and Drop the Lime between house gigs in NYC. In October, he released an EP via car company Scion’s music website. And now we have the nightmare-fueling video for “Sirens,” his collaboration with rappers El-P and Rood.
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.