Swear I'm not Paul: Album News: Tinted Windows

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Album News: Tinted Windows

No title, no tracklists, not much really. But I thought this was strange enough (or interesting enough, depending on perspective) to tell you about.

Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Hanson's Taylor Hanson and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger have formed a new band, Tinted Windows.

The group has recorded its debut album at Stratosphere Sound Studios in New York, which Schlesinger and Iha co-own with Ivy's Andy Chase. The set is expected this spring on a label to be announced.

Tinted Windows will play its first major show at Billboard's South by Southwest showcase, to be held March 20 at Pangaea in Austin, Texas.

So not a live performance, song clip, or download in sight. Nor a label or release date. But James Iha and one of the kids from Hanson? Amazing. Baffling.

But Hanson werne't all 'Mmmbop', you know:


Debra said...

Actually the label is S-Curve, and their first appearance is scheduled as SXSW.

Jay said...

This is a very multi-generational band, which is nice to see. It’s something that you don’t see a lot. I love the Smashing Pumpkins, and agree with the EverHype (www.everhype.com/?utm_source=bc) review that called Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness “Fantastic” and gave it 4.5 stars, and my younger siblings are Hanson fans, so maybe this will be a band with something for everyone.

Gary said...

I was as surprised as you. I found out today that Tinted Windows is playing, here in Tulsa, March 18th. Tickets are only 5 bucks.

Ronan said...

Oh great stuff. 5 bucks? That's a bargain. Never get any gigs for less than 10 in Ireland.