1."Good Evening, New York!"

1/8

Avant-garde singer/songwriter Patrick Wolf treated lucky New York fans to a special acoustic show Wednesday night, during which he debuted 10 songs off his June release, The Bachelor. Read SPIN's full review here

2."Good Evening, New York!"

2/8

Avant-garde singer/songwriter Patrick Wolf treated lucky New York fans to a special acoustic show Wednesday night, during which he debuted 10 songs off his June release, The Bachelor. Read SPIN's full review here

3.En-Vogue

3/8

The towering 6'4" Brit took the stage in black lederhosen, knee-high argyle socks, shiny leather shoes, and an assortment of dangly jewelry.

4.Child Prodigy

4/8

Wolf, who began playing music at age 11, switched from piano to guitar, ukulele, dulcimer, and violin.

5.Behind the Song

5/8

Chatty and ebullient, Wolf explained many of the new songs' meanings. "This one's about returning home to my family after touring and going for a walk with my parents in Sussex," he said of "Blackdown."

6.Broken Hearts

6/8

Another song's influence was much more disarming. Wolf explained that one unnamed track was about a woman in Medieval England who killed herself after being abandoned by a lover. "Those suicides used to be called 'deaths from a broken heart,'" he said.

7.Little Help From a Friend

7/8

Midway through the 90-minute set, Wolf stopped to introduce Victoria, who provided piano and violin accompaniment.

8.Goodnight and Farewell

8/8

As the seated crowd hollered requests and instructions to "take your shirt off," Wolf closed the show with spot-on performances oftwo new songs, "Vulture" and "The Sun Is Often Out."