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The Yarrow

The Yarrow (pronounced YAH-row) is an indie rock band based in Provo, Utah, U.S. The band donates all profits to a local charity, Community Action Services and Food Bank. The Yarrow, along with traditional rock instruments bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard and drums, use several band members' classical music training to implement such instruments as french horn, violin, clarinet, and trombone.

The Yarrow has been featured in nearly every major Utah publication, including the Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, Daily Herald, and KUTV [http://connect2utah.com/content/fulltext/?cid=59292] due to their extensive charity work and unique energy and style. The Yarrow was also featured in an extensive interview on Los Angeles' KXLU radio station.

They were also one of the first local bands to focus more on maintaining and communicating with fans through their Facebook fan page [http://www.facebook.com/theyarrow] rather than MySpace.com, which is more popular in the music industry.

The band consists of three Brigham Young University graduates (two of which are now attending BYU Law School), a Utah State University alum, and students of Utah Valley University and The University of Utah. Drummer Thomas Knight currently teaches ceramics at Timpview High School.

According to an article in Schooled Magazine, the band plans to play music, "Until the world ends or the Utah Jazz win the NBA Championship, whichever comes first."

On February 28, 2011, The Yarrow's first single, "Every Day is the Hardest, Every Night is the Longest," was released on iTunes, Amazon, and dozens of other retail outlets. Their debut EP, "Favor Fire," was released worldwide on May 27, 2011

History



Formation

Through high school, Mitch Mallory frequently wrote music and performed with various friends. In 2008, he booked a show at Muse Music Cafe in Provo, Utah and recruited Jeff Harris to accompany him under the band name The Yarrow. He and Jeff continued to write music and play occasional shows in the following months. Over the next few months, Mallory and Harris recruited various members to join the band until a cohesive mix was found.