John Roderick plays tenor guitar in Mt. Desolation, a semi-secret new band.
There's not much known about Mt. Desolation at the moment--the only video of the band features an out-of-key rendition of "The Entertainer" and no original songs--but it's got the makings of an indie supergroup. A recent Tweet by Long Winters frontman John Roderick included a link to the band's brand new blog, which revealed a few more details.
Mt. Desolation boasts members from Keane, Mumford & Sons, Noah and the Whale, and The Long Winters (including Roderick), and they're currently recording an album in a London Studio. A recent post over at Paste Magazine makes it sound like Mt. Desolation is primarily the side project of Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley. Based on a quick review of the photos posted to the Mt. Desolation blog, other members (or studio musicians) include Country Winston of Mumford & Sons and Jesse Quin from Keane.
The good news is that Mt. Desolation can't stay a secret forever: If the band is recording a new album, those tracks will eventually make it to a record store or somewhere on the internet. Unfortunately, there's no telling how long that will take.