The members of Handsome Furs have said that the title of their 2009 album, Face Control, was a reference to the practice of bouncers at Russian nightclubs denying partygoers access to reserved tables based on their appearance. So what to make of the title of the Canadian duo’s upcoming album, Sound Kapital? Perhaps Dan Boeckner (of Wolf Parade) and his wife, Alexei Perry, are trying to make a statement about the relative worth of various instruments (and the sounds they create) as far as the production of music goes; given that Sound Kapital was written entirely on keyboards, however, that might suggest they feel the sonic value of guitars are plummeting. Or maybe the already-stripped-down duo is just following the same do-even-more-with-even-less economic model the rest of the world subscribes to. Either way, Handsome Furs’ 80s-Eastern-Bloc-inspired album (which drops on June 28th on Sub Pop Records) promises “cleaner sound and absence of slower tempos” that aim to “instill listeners with hope—or at least the rush of endorphins that accompanies vigorous dancing.” Handsome Furs perform at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are SOLD OUT.
Also playing: Andrew Lipke + Jill Jacobs And The Know How (8 p.m., 21+, free); Ólöf Arnalds at First Unitarian Church (8 p.m., all ages, $12)
Handsome Furs, Kung Fu Necktie, Sub Pop