Sneak preview of the week: Head over to the MP3 page on mixer Alex Newport's website
, where he has a new So Many Dynamos
song called "Friendarmy" streaming. It's from the band's forthcoming Vagrant album The Loud Wars
, which is still due April 7. In case you didn't realize it, Newport -- who's worked with Death Cab for Cutie, At the Drive-In, Piebald, the Mars Volta and Two Gallants, among others -- is pretty much a genius. Listen to the Polysics' "I My Me Mine," and if you don't freak out and start dancing, something's wrong. The Dynamos, meanwhile, are sharing a bill with the Pragmatic and Corvidae next Friday, January 30, at Off Broadway, and playing as the backing band for Emperor X at the Billiken Club next Saturday, January 31.