February 19, 2009

Surely the hottest ticket at SXSW


From Billboard: “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.”

Um, wow.

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  • I personally think this is brilliant. Powerpop supergroup! Is Ric Ocasek producing the album? Was Matthew Sweet too busy to lend rhythm guitar?

    I still maintain that if the Hansons just took some drugs instead of getting married at 16 they would have been the next Beatles.

    Stacy's Mom — February 19, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  • Wha-what?!? Keep us posted on this development please. Um, wow is right. How does such a collaboration come about I wonder? Jeepers.

    Duck — February 19, 2009 @ 11:59 am

  • I’m psyched out my mind for this one! Can’t wait!

    karebear006 — February 19, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

  • Like the idea or not, it’s all gonna be stuck in your head forever as soon as you hear it. Beware! Major infectious hook generation zone ahead! Mmmmm…. oh, sorry.

    ruralgurl — February 19, 2009 @ 3:30 pm

  • those Hanson kids were actually crazy talented

    satisfied75 — February 19, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  • Really?!?! I don’t know…but I am curious….


    Bruce — February 19, 2009 @ 8:28 pm

  • [...] and Bun E. Carlos in the same sentence, did you?  Now what if we told you they were all members of a brand new supergroup called Tinted Windows?  Yeah.  Seriously. [...]

    Media Roundup: Live Previews and Legal Matters (Baby) « True Endeavors- Music for Madison — February 19, 2009 @ 11:10 pm

  • Those Hanson brothers are actually still crazy talented – they did a video podcast of the making of their latest album The Walk which was fascinating to watch for any songwriter out there. I’ll be really interested to hear what this super group sounds like.

    I have a feeling the idea for this group may have come together during the annual “Fool’s Banquet” put on by the Hansons – I know Schlesinger has been in attendance in the past…

    MC — February 19, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

  • If it’s even 1/4 as fun as Dream Police I’m in.

    El Payo — February 21, 2009 @ 5:00 am

  • I think you forgot a question mark after “um…wow”.

    Jake — February 21, 2009 @ 8:03 am

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