The one sure thing about an Eels concert is you never know what you’re going to get. In the early aughts, the band released Oh, What a Beautiful Morning, a live album punctuated by horn players, an orchestral overture and off-kilter banter. When they played Philly as a four-piece band a few years later, frontman Mark Oliver Everett opened the show by DJing in a fatsuit, smoking a pipe. More recently, they played the sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church as a duo, beginning by screening an hour-long BBC documentary about Everett’s quantum physicist father. From lineup changes, to instrumentation changes, it’s all a gamble, so basically, we have no idea what’s in store with the Eels show that was just announced at World Cafe Live on March 2. We can tell you this much: Eels will have a new album in tow – Wonderful, Glorious, out on Vagrant Records on February 5. The album contains a rockin’ song called “Peach Blossom,” which you can listen to below. And tickets are available now through the band’s website here.
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