Friday, January 29, 2010

Hot shit: Penguin Prison's "A Funny Thing"

The day started off with a hodgepodge of weird shit -- Moody Blues, Cascada, Tesla, Girls -- but was ultimately owned by Penguin Prison, a New York City bloke who is correctly described as a cross between Hall & Oates and Hot Chip.

Alexandra from High Rise PR tipped me off to this, and word is it's another Neon Gold Records release. After pimping dope new shit from Yes Giantess, Marina & the Diamonds and Ellie Goulding (more on her in a day or two), Neon Gold has struck... erm, well... neon gold once again. Talk about a WHITE HOT label. Play this at some party over the weekend. Shit kills.

The gospel from High Rise PR: Penguin Prison’s irresistibly quirky sound resides somewhere between the likes of Hot Chip, Hall and Oates, Ultravox, Wham and the Jackson 5. Born and raised in Manhattan, the mecca of musical endeavors, Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison has never been short of inspiration. Raised on a healthy diet of Michael Jackson, Prince, A Tribe Called Quest, Nat King Cole, Nirvana and Weezer, he soon began to channel such influences, and feeding them into his own musical meanderings, that led him toward a sound that combines classic influences of pop, soul and rock and roll.

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