Mt. Desolation debut album out now

Earlier this year, John Roderick took a break from recording the new Long Winters album (which is going to be released some day, promise!) in order to join a group of Brits who have been working under the moniker of Mt. Desolation. The internet is already afloat with stories, myths and legends about this project, so you may already know that the core members of this alt-country outfit are Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin of Keane, and that it features guest musicians from British favorites like Noah & The Whale, Mumford and Sons, and The Killers. The songs, written and sung by Tim and Jesse, were mostly recorded live, with various friends and colleagues stopping by, picking up an instrument and adding some flavour to the tunes. John provided harmony vocals and guitar to various tracks of the album, causing him to tweet at the time about having to do backing vocals in a British accent.

Their self-titled album debut, released on Island Records, is out now. If you cannot find it at your favorite local record store, you can purchase it at one of these places. And since British indie-pop stars tend to be very generous people, they decided to share three album tracks as videos for free. You can watch them at Mt. Desolation’s homepage.

Interesting project!

I used to listen to Keane all the time. I thought their first two records were great, but their third one was awful. Interesting get together!