Fort Worth’s electro-rocking Burning Hotels have just released for free download “Beard,” the lead track off their forthcoming eponymous album, their second full-length and third recording overall, a collection of smart, atmospheric, synthed-out tunes that was produced by Will Hunt and whose release will be celebrated on Fri., Aug. 26, at Lola’s Saloon (2736 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666). Yes, the angular, staccato guitars have been largely shelved for non-danceable keyb’s and the machine-gun drumming for calmer, synthetic beats, and the songs aren’t performed as much as orchestrated: lots of dynamic, different stuff going on in them; lots of rich texture. What hasn’t changed is co-frontmen Matt Mooty and Chance Morgan’s inimitable penchant for catchiness. For a little insight into the recording process (and some song snippets), the duo gleefully provides documentation.