And now... the most bizarre recipe yet for a supergroup:
- One part Fountains of Wayne.
- One part Cheap Trick.
- One part Smashing Pumpkins.
- And the kicker: One part Hanson.
Tinted Windows is a new power-pop group featuring Taylor Hanson as frontman, ex-Smashing Pumpkin James Iha on guitar, Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger on bass and, providing veteran leadership, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos.
Schlesinger was the vortex, having been friends with both Hanson and Iha. in forming a power-pop group a la The Knack they wondered who might play drums like Bun E. Carlos -- and ended up with Bun E. Carlos.
The result is exactly what you'd expect. It sounds like Fountains of Wayne fronted by a sweet-voiced Hanson brother with a little extra juice in the guitar from the Pumpkin.
The band's debut album will be released April 21 on S-Curve Records.
You can hear the first single here