Skylar Spence Channels The ‘80s In “Affairs” Video

“I always thought that advertisements in the ‘80s and ‘90s had a sort of glamour.”

September 23, 2015

Skylar Spence's Prom King is a bright, seamless pastiche of past styles. Spence worked in a similar vein when crafting the video for "Affairs." "I always thought that advertisements in the '80s and '90s had a sort of glamour that actually worked," he told Vulture. "We frown upon it now because it was a cheap way to sell things, but for me those artifacts stand alone as artistic achievements rather than something you’d use to sell a product, and when we re-contextualize them they look really cool. They tell a story rather than do what they were made to do." Watch the clip above, and read FADER's interview with Spence.


Skylar Spence's upcoming tour dates:

09/25 Brooklyn, NY - Palisades (Prom King Record Release show) ^
09/26 Boston, MA - Boston Calling
10/14 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club*
10/15 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey*
10/16 Portland, OR - Holocene*
10/17-18 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
10/22 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo*
10/23 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar*
10/24 Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth Festival
10/25 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/26 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
10/27 Albuquerque, NM - Stereo Bar #
10/28 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace
10/29 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger #
10/30 Dallas, TX - Cambridge Room #
10/31 Austin, TX - Stubb's Jr. #
11/02 Norman, OK - Opolis
11/03 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
11/04 Chicago, IL - Schubas Tavern
11/15 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
11/17 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room #
11/18 Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
11/19 Orlando, FL - The Social #
11/20 Miami, FL - Bardot #
11/21-22 Mexico City, Mexico - Corona Capital Festival

^ w/ Ricky Eat Acid, Peter Berkman, Sharpless
* = w/ Kero Kero Bonito
# = w/ Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid)

Skylar Spence Channels The ‘80s In “Affairs” Video