FEBRUARY 8 // MEZZANINE // SAN FRANCISCO
On Lost In New York, the new full-length album from producer/singer-songwriter/DJ Penguin Prison (aka Christopher Glover) the hustle and bustle of the city comes alive. From the vintage glam of NYC’s storied disco heyday, all the way through to the bohemian rhapsody of modern Brooklyn, Lost In New York is a cultural time-capsule dedicated to the greatest city on the planet as told via Glover’s intimate storytelling and personal brand of electropop. The presence and energy of the city are undeniable on Lost In New York, Glover’s love letter to his home, his muse, and the main character in his album’s story arch. But bubbling beneath the surface of this urban romance is the sense of bewilderment and disorientation that even native New Yorkers sometimes feel.
MANICS is an indie dance group comprised of Jordan Deherrera, Chris Sanders and various session players. Their sound is diverse yet cohesive, coupling elements from multiple sub genres of dance music with contemporary production aesthetics. With live vocals, percussion, programming and synth work, Manics live sets are dynamically unique. Supported by Odesza, Poolside, Designer Drugs & others; the group has released some 20+ originals and remixes with large and small labels including Dim Mak Records, Nurvous Records, Oh My God Its Techno Music, TMG, 9G, VibeWithIt and more. In 2013 Manics started their own label, POPGANG Records. As curators and producers, they aim to release quality independent dance music that breaks away from cooky cutter "EDM." Deep house, Techno, Hip Hop, and Indie Dance/ Nu Disco are all part of the POPGANG Sound.”