Professor Penguin is a walloping nine piece band based out of London. They are gearing up to release their debut album Planes on April 9th of this year. The first single, Pilot, has already been released to great success and even got Brian Eno to gush that it was, "…such a beautiful piece." Eno may not have needed too many words to express his adoration for this project and neither do I. Professor Penguin is a promising project evocative of Andrew Bird with slick vocals, layered harmony, subtle and probably under appreciated rhythmic construction, and a relaxed groove.
Their new single Pirate is a wonderful follow up to this composition and draws out all the strengths of the band. It's no secret that the cream always rises to the top and I expect that the early success already experienced by Professor Penguin will continue as they inch towards their album release date. Enjoy the tunes and then go reach out to the guys via their Twitter, Soundcloud, Official Webpage, and Facebook accounts.