Photos by G.
The day has come! October 18, 2011 was an exciting day for New York’s dance/pop group Penguin Prison. Their long awaited self-titled debut album was released in the United States and they celebrated by performing a showcase at Dominion in Manhattan as part of the CMJ Music Festival. If you are unfamiliar with Penguin Prison’s music, here’s a few things you need to know: 1. Every song is ridiculously catchy. 2. Lead singer Chris Glover is a multi-instrumentalist and his falsetto will make you become an instant fan. 3. Penguin Prison are great in concert. As you are all aware, I see hundreds of bands each year and Penguin Prison are one of the few groups that keep me coming back for more and in addition, I always have a great time at their concerts! With each Penguin Prison show I’ve seen, I really love watching the audience react to the songs. I am starting to see more crowd sing-a-longs as fans are getting more familiar with the music, but one thing never changes – a Penguin Prison show is a non-stop dance party. Before the end of their 40 minute set, Chris Glover jumped into the audience and played guitar behind his head! The infectiously catchy new single “Don’t Fuck With My Money,” got thunderous applause and other crowd favorites included “In the Way,” “Golden Train,” “Fair Warning” and the show’s final song “Multi-Millionaire.” Based on the crowd reaction at each show, I can say with great certainty that Penguin Prison is going to be huge and I am very excited for them.
Penguin Prison’s debut album is out now! Get it and spread the word!
See the set list after the jump.