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Chris Glover, better known as the new sound that is Penguin Prison, doesn’t mince words when it comes to the lyrics of his band’s music. On the self-titled debut album, Penguin Prison revisits a feel good sound that is reminiscent to what as been associated with the music of the 80s, and in addition, covers some pretty hefty topics like sexual liberation, corporate greed, and the 99% movement that has become known as the Occupy Movement.

But Glover is definitely no 80s-wannabe copycat. With a musical background that includes attending the same Performing Arts school as the likes of Alicia Keys, Penguin Prison has developed a sound that intends to make you think while you shake your ass on the dance floor. Currently on tour opening for the Swedish Indie band Miike Snow, I caught up with Penguin Prison’s Glover in New York and discussed his influences, the intent in developing a mega-hit album, the desire to have his music take him around the globe, and that name.


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