A little more news has emerged on the Mt. Desolation front (AKA: the collaborative venture of Winston Marshall (banjo) of Mumford & Sons, Tom Hobden (fiddle) of Noah and the Whale, Ronnie Vannucci (drums) of The Killers, Tim Rice-Oxley (keys) of Keane and bassist Jesse Quin). Their album, recorded mainly in London this past January, is set for a late 2010 release date.
Meanwhile, the guys will be performing a few shows (so far they have a June gig scheduled in London) and ”...they may be low-key. But hopefully not off-key,” according to their website.
The idea for their self-described alt.country album was hatched over a few Guinnesses in Ireland one autumn evening. “On one such blustery and cold night in September two friends, Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin decided (whilst in wildly animated conversation about music and probably also well on their way to needing a taxi home) that they would make a country album,” Mt. Desolation’s webpage declares.
Here’s a peek into the studio from January: