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Penguin Prison is an electro-pop act from New York that made its commercial recording debut in 2009 in association with Neon Gold Records. Comprised of Chris Glover, a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist, Penguin Prison is often compared to contemporary electro-pop acts such as Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, and Miike Snow. Glover made his commercial recording debut as Penguin Prison with the Animal Animal/A Funny Thing EP in 2009 on Neon Gold Records. Another double-sided single, The Worse It Gets/Something I'm Not, followed on the label in 2010. A self-titled debut album arrived in 2011 on Downtown Records. In addition to his production output, Glover made a name for himself as Penguin Prison with a bunch of remixes for the likes of Marina & the Diamonds ("I Am Not a Robot"), Sébastien Tellier ("Fingers of Steel"), Goldfrapp ("Rocket"), Erik Hassle ("Hurtful"), and others. As a live act, Penguin Prison is a trio comprised of Conrad Stern-Ascher on synthesizers and Ernesto Karolys on drums, in addition to Glover on vocals and guitar.
Penguin Prison is an electropop project comprised solely of New York singer, musician, producer and remixer Chris Glover. Penguin Prison's self-titled debut album was released on the 18th of October 2011 through Downtown Records to positive reviews.
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".