Great news music fans! Penguin Prison is back! After touring the world as a DJ and producing remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey and Imagine Dragons (just to name a few), Chris Glover and his band Penguin Prison have announced their second album “Lost In New York,” which drops on May 5, 2015. Penguin Prison debuted a handful of new tracks at a sold out show, their first full band show in 2 years, at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on March 12, 2015. If you liked the funky and extremely catchy dance/ pop songs on their debut, you will not be disappointed with the material on “Lost in New York.” Pre-order the new album at this link (which will open in a new window).
You can stream the new track “Try To Lose” below.
After the show, Chris revealed that Penguin Prison will be playing Music Hall of Williamsburg some time during the release week for “Lost In New York,” so be sure you don’t miss it. Welcome back Penguin Prison! We’ve missed you!!!
Penguin Prison – Rough Trade Setlist
The setlist was:
Calling Out (new song) / Golden Train / The Worse It Gets / Try To Lose (new song) / Multi-Millionaire / Caught In A Daze (new song) / Never Gets Old (new song) / Don’t Tell Me (new song) / Show Me The Way (new song) / Don’t Fuck With My Money.
You will rarely find a band as funky or as generous as Penguin Prison. Chris Glover and company have been making the international festival circuit and are back in the states. They will be opening for Neon Trees in July 2012, so make sure you go see them as you will have a great night!
In other Penguin Prison news, their new remix EP, “Fair Warning” is available for a limited time for FREE download!
On April 25, 2012, New York was treated to a double bill of great dance music as Penguin Prison and Miike Snow played their second of three sold out shows at Terminal 5. I’ve seen Penguin Prison perform quite a few times and to date, this is the largest venue I’ve seen them play. It worked perfectly to see close to 3,000 people shaking their bodies to the infectious dance pop of Penguin Prison’s music. Despite a photographer pit and a huge barricade, lead singer Chris Glover still found a way to jump into the crowd and dance with the audience. One of the highlights for me was their cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans,” of which Penguin Prison recently remixed. The track got no introduction and when the lyrics began, you could hear the audience squeal with delight. Hearing 3,000 people shout out “Don’t Fuck With My Money” was also one of the pinnacles of the night. For those attending tonight’s 3rd and final night, the show begins promptly at 8:00 PM, so don’t miss Penguin Prison’s set!
Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow
An hour and a half later at 9:30 PM, Miike Snow took the stage. They must have taken my suggestion from their previous tour, which consisted of nearly the same light display for the duration of the show, as each song had a different and even more wild light show than the previous track. Like their last tour, the band emerged from behind a smoke machine wearing masks. They removed the masks after the first song and the audience was loving every second of it. Lead singer Andrew Wyatt moved all over the stage and often sang at a keyboard towards the rear of the stage. In the center of the stage, there was huge pod-like device that had lights, keyboards and a projector contained within it (see photo below). I’ve never seen anything like that before. Highlights of the show were the excellent new songs “Paddling Out,” (of which Penguin Prison recently remixed and is great) as well as “Devil’s Work.” Classics from their debut album such as “Sylvia,” “Animal” and “Sans Soleil” were also played.
Miike Snow - Terminal 5
Thanks to Penguin Prison and Miike Snow for a great night of lights and dancing!
Penguin Prison rules! Every song they have is danceable, catchy and will make you want to play it over and over again. I didn’t think there could be any more ways to tell you how much I love Penguin Prison, but I was wrong. Here it is in a bunch of different languages!
Afrikaans: ek is lief vir die pikkewyn die tronk
Arabic: أحب البطريق السجن
Czech: Miluju tučňáka vězení
Danish: Jeg elsker pingvin fængsel
Dutch: ik hou van pinguïn gevangenis
French: i love prison pingouin
German: ich liebe Pinguin Gefängnis
Greek: Λατρεύω πιγκουίνος φυλακή
Hebrew: אני אוהב את הכלא פינגווין
Icelandic: ég elska Penguin fangelsi
Italian: amo carcere pinguino
Korean: 난 펭귄 감옥을 사랑
Latin: i amor Imperio carcere
Portuguese: eu amo prisão pinguim
Russian: Я люблю пингвинов тюрьмы
Spanish: me encanta la cárcel de pingüinos
Vietnamese: i yêu chim cánh cụt tù
If you’re still with me, check out the amazing Penguin Prison performing “Something I’m Not” live at Bowery Ballroom on March 28, 2012.