A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.
When Ryan DeRobertis announced the name change of his project from Saint Pepsi to Skylar Spence, there was no indication of any stylistic departure, though the change arrived with a musical shift toward faster tempos and more pristine production. Whereas Saint Pepsi had often used decades-old boogie, disco, and new wave as grist for the sampling mill, Skylar Spence is intent on trafficking more overtly in those genre aesthetics through his own production techniques and vocal contributions. While DeRobertis' previous LPs have been more amorphous collections in the style of beat tapes, Prom King is compact and cohesive, with the album's varied stylistic references united through strong guitar melodies and Todd Edwards-ian cobblings-together of tiny vocal samples. DeRobertis' high school did not have a prom king; he has filled the position with an imaginative album of personal and musical revisionism.