Just off of his Coachella guest spot Weekend 1 with RAC to perform hit song “Hollywood,” Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison chats with Nicole Hanratty at Life of a Rockstar about highlights from his Indio experience as well as his newest (and second) album release May 4, 2015 “Lost In New York” via Downtown Records.
Like Penguin Prison’s new album, New York is a magical. The glimmering city draws stars and regular folks alike to explore the streets that seem to possess an inspirational energy found no place else on earth. The bustling restaurants, packed monuments, extended shopping hours, fashion forward style and fast pace commuters (on foot and on wheels) make it appear as if everyone is in a rush to make their final destination. But native New Yorker Chris Glover (aka Penguin Prison) says one of his favorite things about his hometown is just being lost and letting the day take you where it will.
Aside from being the title of his most recent album music release, Lost In New York is also a reference to the Macaulay Culkin 1992 movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. Glover talks about having a roll in the movie as Macaulay Culkin’s photo double in a phone interview with Nicole Hanratty at the close of Coachella Weekend 1 this year.
Listen to the interview and hear Penguin Prison chat about performing “Hollywood” live at Coachella with RAC, attending the parties surrounding the festival (including Hard Rock Palm Springs, Pandora and more), his favorite pizza place in New York where you don’t dare compliment the chef, and his new album which he describes as more “organic” than the first one.
PENGUIN PRISON INTERVIEW
New York fans can catch Penguin Prison live at his record release show Saturday, May 9th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn.
LISTEN TO PENGUIN PRISON LOST IN NEW YORK
Known for hit songs like “Hollywood” which Chris Glover aka Penguin Prison co-wrote with RAC [listen below] and performed live with RAC at Coachella, Glover has an ear for combining fresh sounds and meshing genres with a chill bass and a hot hook.
LISTEN TO RAC “HOLLYWOOD” FEAT PENGUIN PRISON
Eleven tracks on “Lost In New York” that start with lead song about the defeatist attitude “Try To Lose” (which can’t even if it tries), through “In The Woods” (not to be confused with Taylor Swift’s Out of the Woods), which is a lyrical quest for “more time.” While he may still feel lost at the end of his album, Glover has certainly found his way with this song. Penguin Prison “In The Woods” oozes a welcome into the glaring haze of the sun that may blind you from the truth but offers comfort in the dark.
Three hottest songs on the Lost In New York album?
1. Alternative rock album include “Calling Out” which does exactly that—it calls out to grab your friends, kick off your shoes and make memories out of sandcastle building and the simple pleasures of life.
2. “Show Me The Way” digs deeper into a richer vocal field highlighting Glover’s versatility.
3. “Laughing At The Floor” will have you from the racing beat at the start and is by far the warmest evocative vocal performance by Glover on the album. The song conjures images of David Bowie meets Passion Pit infused with a modern alternative electro rock twist.
— RAC (@RAC) May 4, 2015
PENGUIN PRISON LOST IN NEW YORK TRACKLIST
1. Try To Lose
2. Show Me The Way
3. Never Gets Old
4. Calling Out
5. Caught In A Daze
6. Don’t Tell Me How It Ends
7. Stop Moving
8. Laughing At The Floor
9. Run It Up
10. Sit Down
11. In The Woods
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