Now that Wolf Parade are in the midst of an open-ended hiatus, you might expect Handsome Furs to become the vehicle of choice for frontman Dan Boeckner’s indie-Springsteen guitar anthems. Think again: Sound Kapital, the Furs’ just-released latest, is the first one Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry composed entirely on keyboards; its grimy electro-punk vibe (purportedly inspired by the couple’s travels in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia) imagines Depeche Mode on a government-grant budget. The album’s artwork and its first video (for “What About Us”) both prominently feature naked ladies, so there’s no telling what they’ll present onstage tonight.

Thu., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., 2011

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