Tim Lee and Susan Bauer Lee have to be the most capable rock ‘n’ roll couple around. Tim’s steely demeanor and Susan’s patented posture accompany a tough, tenacious swagger that perfectly accommodates their stripped down sound and elevated amplitude. On the no-nonsense Devil’s Rope, the duo — along with drummer Chris Bates — steers their punk pose into ‘80s New Wave and Garage Rock terrain, full of agitation, defiance and a cool, confident repast. Susan Lee’s vocals are better than ever; having evolved from strictly a support role, she’s grown into a commanding lead singer, incorporating both edginess and nuance into a delivery that occasionally brings to mind Joan Jett, Patti Smith and Susanna Hoffs, even without directly referencing any or all. Clearly “Jet Boys,” “Open the Door,” “Devil’s Rope” and “Says Baby Strange” are destined to make superb staples of their live set. There’s little doubt that Devil’s Rope will further the Tim Lee 3’s collective reputation as gritty, groovy purveyors of supreme Rock revelry.