Re-Introducing: PENGUIN PRISON

Re-Introducing: PENGUIN PRISON {3}

Penguin Prison is Chris Glover, another talented NYC electro-pop wunderkind who makes intelligent dance music influenced by erudite New York disco types like Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem. On his track “Golden Train,” I really dig the anti-techno intro, which features analogue bleep textures layered under Chris’ pop star vocals.

PENGUIN PRISON – GOLDEN TRAIN

File next to: James Murphy, Hot Chip, Strange Talk, Holy Ghost!

Also, update your calendars and mark Feb 11 as the date the debut album drops. Soon after, when the record gets picked up by the mass media/communication channels, I predict that we all start throwing out the Prince, JT, and Pharrell comparisons — and with good reason. Let’s do the math on this guy: (1) he has the proverbial voice of an angel, (2) he’s one of the best guitar players you’ll ever see/hear, and (3) he can do an amazing Aaron Neville impression. He’s the total package; a one-man pop machine.

The only question remaining, though, is can he dance? If Chris can indeed pop and lock like MJ, then the world may want to get ready for the second coming of the King of Pop.

Introducing: STRANGE TALK

Introducing: STRANGE TALK {0}

The other day, I found a great new track called “Climbing Walls” by Melbourne electro-pop newcomers Strange Talk. After the third listen, I started to notice how familiar the vocals sounded. Sure enough, it seems that Strange Talk and Thieves of Aon are one and the same. Be sure to check out their new bassed up version of “Eskimo Boy”, a track which surfaced under the Thieves of Aon moniker several months ago; just before the band’s web page mysteriously disappeared. From what I can surmise, Thieves of Aon will primarily serve as their remixing brand, while Strange Talk will cover everything else. Expect big things.

File next to: Cut Copy, Van She, Gypsy & The Cat, Phoenix.

Strange Talk – Climbing Walls

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