Photos by G.
On October 27, 2010, the alt-country-rock band Mt. Desolation played its first ever headlining show in New York. Mt. Desolation is the side-project of Jesse Quin and Tim Rice-Oxley who are members of the band Keane. Considering that Keane sell out large venues across the globe, Jesse Quin and Tim Rice-Oxley were so excited to be playing for us in a very intimate setting and it showed. They were so happy to be playing these songs for us and the crowd returned the love. Their self-titled album “Mt. Desolation” was only released in the US a week ago, and I saw so many people singing along to nearly every song.
The night began with a really great set by singer Jesse Marchant (aka JBM). More to come (including video) on Jesse Marchant – you won’t want to miss it! There were a lot of Keane fans in the crowd and it was so cute seeing their enthusiasm. Mt. Desolation hit the stage just around 8 pm and they killed it (in a great way). Some tracks were very slow and mellow and tracks like “Platform 7” were rockin’! Speaking of “Platform 7,” stay tuned for a video of that song. Coming soon. I met Jesse Quin before the show and Tim Rice-Oxley literally as he walked off the stage and pictures of that encounter are forthcoming as well. If you like Stornoway, who I saw earlier this year at the same venue and loved, you’ll definitely like Mt. Desolation.
See more pictures and the set list after the jump.