Mt. Desolation are an alt-country band from England. It is the side project of Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, members of the rock band Keane. Their self-titled debut album is being released on October 18th, 2010. The band's line-up is extensive, including members of Keane, Noah & The Whale, The Killers, The Long Winters, The Staves, Mumford & Sons. The core of the band, though, is composed of frontmen Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, both members of Keane. The live band consists primarily of Jesse Quin, Tim Rice-Oxley, Jessica Staveley Taylor, Fimbo, John-William Scott and Phil Renna.
The album leaked to the internet on October 11, 2010.