Most new-wave revivalists are exasperatingly rote with their po-faced homages to late-'70s/early-'80s underground music. Philadelphia trio Cold Cave is the rare band that indulges in this sort of retro fetishism inventively. Their inspirational evocations of that era's chilling atmospheres, deadpan vocals, and stately melodies animate Cold Cave's breakthrough album, Love Comes Close (Matador Records). They set stoic, Ian Curtis–like vocals to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark's eerie synth-pop threnodies, resulting in brilliant, upliftingly morose songs. (Vera Project, Seattle Center, 956-8372. 7:30 pm, $8/$9, all ages.)