“When I get back home/I won’t be the same no more,” growls Handsome Furs frontman Dan Boeckner on “When I Get Back,” the opening track on the band’s third album. Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry’s danceable electronic-pop sound belies the album’s often melancholy themes of love, self-discovery and rebirth. On “Repatriated,” against wah-wah guitar and drum-machine throb, Boeckner moans, “I’ve seen the future and it’s coming in low/I’ve seen the future/I will never be repatriated.” Sweaty and urgent, Sound Kapital is a snapshot of a dark world with hard-fought glimmers of euphoria.
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