The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Lethe. Lethe is a two-man side project that was started by Dylan Desmond and Joe Noel of Samothrace in 2004. They enlisted a score of friends and guest musicians to aid in the completion of "Mnemosyne", including contributions from John Momberg (who has played with Unwed Sailor, Kelpie, the Appleseed Cast and Koufax), JC Cirese (The Old Black), Mat Grader (The Cosmopolitics), and Adam Kruckenberg on synth/noise. Samothrace drummer Joe Noel handles all the guitars and plays the didgeridoo on the song “Open Harvest,” while Samothrace bassist and part-time Battlefields touring member Dylan Desmond handles bass.
Artwork by: Mr. Tom Denny
Tracklisting for Mnemosyne:
1. Mother Milk Eyes
2. Therefore Let Us Feed The Beast
3. New Queen's
4. Open Harvest
The album was recorded at Black Lodge studio and Mixtape Soundlabs in Lawrence Kansas by Eric Graves from The Esoteric, and is slated for a winter 2009 release by Reptile Records. To get a taste of Mnemosyne, head over to Lethe’s Myspace and check out the brand-new song they recently posted - "Therefore Let Us Feed the Beast.”