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Article: Taylor Hanson of Tinted Windows

Tinted Windows probably isn’t the most unusual supergroup in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, but it ranks up there with Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick on drums, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins on guitar, Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne on bass and Taylor Hanson from pre-Jonas teen-pop idols Hanson on vocals. The group’s self-titled album,… Read More »

CD Review : Tinted Windows

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 about it. Schlesinger… Read More »

Tinted Windows Review

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 Tinted Windows has… Read More »

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

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 a blend of… Read More »

Article: Fourteen Hanson Songs for Tinted Windows Converts

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 know, all the… Read More »