Junior Prom on the Five Songs That Should Be on Every Prom Playlist
Before Mark Solomich and Erik Ratensperger settled on Junior Prom as their band name, the Brooklyn duo sifted through a long list of monikers.
"We were at a bar [discussing it], and this old guy next to us overheard us and just said, 'What about Junior Prom?'" recalls Solomich. "And we thought that it was pretty good. So we went with that over Death Pride, and I think we went with the right choice."
Ratensperger adds that they wanted a name that wasn't embarrassing ... which makes it a good thing they steered away from Death Pride. "I think it's a dark hole that you try to go through when you name a band, because I think every band name kind of sucks," he says. "And [our band name] is easy to remember. When you say Junior Prom, you can't really shake that off."
Junior Prom have been buzzing lately with their new single, 'Sheila Put the Knife Down,' which peaked at the top spot on Sirius XM's 'Alt Nation.' But the song isn't as intense as the title lets on. "It tells the story that a lot of people can relate to," Solomich says. "It's a love song and is about meeting someone and seeing all their falls."
The band recently released its self-titled EP and is currently in the studio working on an album. They took a break long enough for us to pick their brains a bit about real-life proms, since it's the season for them. Even though neither of them ever made it to their own proms, Ratensperger admits he once crashed one,
Still, they know about music, and ran down for us Five Songs That Should Be on Every Prom Playlist.