Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo never met an echo chamber, guitar flange or hollowed-out bass drum they didn’t like. The moody Copenhagen duo, keepers of the Jesus and Mary Chain flame, may be a decade past the B-flat-minor songs of their debut, Whip It On, but that doesn’t mean they’ve become Rush. On the brand-new Observator, the pair adds just a few more chords and scares off most of the gloom that usually overshadows their subtly contagious melodies and mumbled vocals. They’ve changed up their rhythms, too, going from no drums (on “Young and Cold”) to hip-hop rhythm loops (“Curse the Night”). Thankfully, they’ve kept the twanging, heartbreaking guitars that made their very best material ring out like a church bell on Sunday morning.
Thu., Oct. 4, 9 p.m. $15-$18, Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100, utphilly.com.