Penguin Prison is an electropop project composed solely of New York City singer, musician, producer and remixer Chris Glover.[1][2] Penguin Prison's self-titled debut album was released on 18 October 2011 through Downtown Records to positive reviews.[3]

Penguin Prison
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Penguin Prison in October 2010
Background information
OriginNew York City
GenresSynthpop, dance-pop, indietronica, Disco
Years active2008–present
  • Chris Glover
  • Ernesto Karolys
  • Andrew Pertes
  • David Gross


Early lifeEdit

Chris Glover was born in 1983 grew up in New York City's Upper East Side. His early musical influences came mostly from his mother's love of country music[citation needed]. Glover's favorite artists growing up were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, and Hank Williams.[citation needed] Glover 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[citation needed]. While a teen, he performed at CBGB's with his punk band The Museum[citation needed]. He attended the 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".[citation needed]


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


  1. ^ "Penguin Prison (No 664)", The Guardian. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Penguin Prison: Popping Up", Idolator. Retrieved 05 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Penguin Prison Review BBC MUSIC", BBC Music. Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - Calling Out - Single by Penguin Prison". iTunes. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Calling Out Remix EP by Penguin Prison". iTunes. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - Never Gets Old - Single by Penguin Prison". iTunes. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Turn It Up EP by Penguin Prison". iTunes. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Heat - Single by Penguin Prison". iTunes. Retrieved 10 May 2019.

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