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The Prom

In the early aughts, The Prom were a group of young, melancholic, textbook Pacific Northwest indie rockers, likened to touchstone artists from Grandaddy to Paul McCartney to their Nebraska contemporaries, Bright Eyes. The original trio configuration and later four-piece lineup did tours with Death Cab for Cutie, The Long Winters, Desaparecidos, Starflyer 59, Archer Prewitt, and Carissa's Wierd, amongst others, and were known for the irreverent wit and infectious energy of their live shows, contrasting with the beautiful sincerity and often somber tones of their music.

Friends and loved ones were heartbroken by news of James' sudden passing on January 1, 2019. He was an exceptionally talented pianist, composer and songwriter, and a wonderful human being.

"I'll Send You The Stars: Songs Of James Mendenhall"

We are honored to announce "I'll Send You the Stars: Songs of James Mendenhall", a celebration of the life of James Mendenhall, frontman of Pacific Northwest indie-rock band, The Prom. The album is a collection of songs written by James and performed by many of his friends and former tour-mates, as a homage to the incredible songwriter that he was. Under The Radar is premiering two of those songs today performed by Benjamin Gibbard and Telekinesis, ahead of the full record's digital release tomorrow, Friday, January 3.

All of Barsuk's profits from sales and streams of "I'll Send You The Stars: Songs of James Mendenhall" will be donated to Cancer Pathways, a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Seattle, Washington. For over 18 years, Cancer Pathways has offered education, support, and family programs to children, teens, and adults living with cancer, along with their families and friends. 02 Jan 2020

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