Penguin Prison in October 2010
|Origin||New York City|
|Genres||Synthpop, dance-pop, indietronica|
Penguin Prison is an electropop project composed solely of New York singer, musician, producer and remixer Chris Glover (1983). Penguin Prison's self-titled debut album was released on the 18th of October 2011 through Downtown Records to positive reviews.
Chris Glover grew up in New York City's Upper East Side. His early musical influences came mostly from his mother who loved country music. Glover's favorite artists growing up included Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams. He showed an interest in performing music at an early age when he joined his school's gospel choir at age 10, singing alongside future R&B artist Alicia Keys. While a teen, he performed at the legendary CBGB's with his punk band The Museum. He attended the prestigious Bard College , where he formed a popular "crazy, fake boy band" called The Smartest People At Bard, which he describes as "a cross between Backstreet Boys and Beastie Boys".
Musician and sole member of Penguin Prison, Chris Glover, had already made several attempts to get into the music industry before founding Penguin Prison. He first became known under this moniker for his, in the words of BBC Music's Tom Hocknell, "immaculate" remixes. Glover's debut release as Penguin Prison was the Animal Animal/A Funny Thing EP in 2009, with the album Penguin Prison released on the 5th of September 2011.
Penguin Prison is known for remixing, among others, the Darren Hayes song "Talk Talk Talk", the Ellie Goulding song "Starry Eyed", the Imagine Dragons song "It's Time" and the Marina and the Diamonds song "I Am Not a Robot".
- Studio albums
- Penguin Prison (2011)
- Lost in New York (May 5, 2015)
- Calling Out (October 14, 2014)
- Calling Out Remix EP (December 15, 2014)
- Never Gets Old (February 10, 2015)
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