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Article: Tinted Windows – Round Table With James Iha, Taylor Hanson & Adam Schlesinger

By | August 31, 2009

When you throw the term super group around, the tendency is to dwell on the star studded lineup that earned the group its “super” status, and Tinted Windows is no exception. The power pop quartet has been riding high upon the heels of their self-titled freshman debut, but on the surface, the group’s lineup makes… Read More »

CD Review : Tinted Windows

By | July 15, 2009

Missing the good old “MMMbop” days? Well, good news. Taylor Hanson (the one who looked like a really cute girl) is back with his very own supergroup — Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, Fountains of Wayne-er Adam Schlesinger, and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. The project is so unapologetically sweet, you’ll get diabetes just thinking… Read More »

Tinted Windows Review

By | May 9, 2009

James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins/A Perfect Circle, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and Taylor Hanson of Hanson (WTF?) together again for the first time! What are the results from this Super Group with over 75 years of combined experience? Pure power pop greatness! Believe it or not, the… Read More »

Article: How to Make Good ’n’ Cheesy Pop

By | April 20, 2009

1. Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha and Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger meet in Chicago in the early nineties. A few years later, when FOW’s self-titled debut is released, the now arena- huge Pumpkins (above) take the fledgling band on the road with them. Iha and Schlesinger eventually co-found Scratchie Records. 2. In 1997, Schlesinger… Read More »

Article: Tinted love: The Hanson-Smashing Pumpkins-Fountains of Wayne-Cheap Trick get-together

By | April 20, 2009

Supergroups are predictable. It’s almost always some bunch of folkies (Crosby, Stills & Nash) or blues cats (Cream) or ’70s burnouts (the Firm, Asia, Bad English) doing exactly what’s expected. The results can be awesome (see “Deja Vu”). Or lame (BadEnglish’s “When I See You Smile,” anyone?). But rarely are they shocking. Shocking would be… Read More »

Article: Fourteen Hanson Songs for Tinted Windows Converts

By | April 2, 2009

Earlier this month, when it was announced that Tinted Windows—an ostensibly-super-group featuring Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha, Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos and Taylor Hanson (for whom my inner twelve-year old still carries a brooding, awkward torch)—didn’t just exist but indeed had songs and a MySpace and SXSW dates (you… Read More »