PHOTOS / REVIEW: The Polyphonic Spree @ House of Blues, NOLA 2/13/12

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After a few years off the road, choral psymphonic rock band The Polyphonic Spree returned this month for a quick tour of the Southland and brightened up an otherwise damp Monday night in the French Quarter with their euphoric, leave-it-all-on-the-stage enthusiasm, giving the devout fans on the floor the type of performance one would expect more from a farewell tour that went on longer then the band or crowd expected. Draped out in matching white robes with red hearts in the middle, the group got right to work after a strangely intoxicating and discordant display of psychedelia by opening act Small Fumes, who projected some cool visuals on a tapestry before weirding out the room with an image of elephant coitus during his final song.