Tinted Windows

Rumors have been floating around that Taylor Hanson, James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick are forming a “supergroup” called Tinted Windows. Born to Rock & Roll and The Daily Swarm wrote blog posts about the side project earlier this week, and Tulsa World attempted to contact Hanson’s publicist but was unable to confirm the rumor. In a post on Hanson’s blog, Taylor announced that the rumors are indeed true. Taylor writes:

First off, we hoped to be the first to officially tell you guys about it on hnet, but there was a mixup…anyways. Over the last couple years, Adam Schlesinger from fountains of Wayne and James Iha have been working on this project – We first met Adam years ago when we were making Middle Of Nowhere. So the deal is a band that I am mostly taking the vocals on, with James and Adam on bass and guitar, as well as the legendary drummer Bun E Carlos of cheap trick. All of us have just sort of made time for the creation of the album when we could over the last couple years, and now it is going to be coming out, with all the trimmings.

It is a fun thing that is musically different but i think (hope) you will dig. We will premier it at sxsw this year, and we will be telling you guys more about what will be happening with it as it rolls out.

For me and the other guys in the group this is a great project that is an addition to who we are in our core bands.

This is exciting news, and I am looking forward to hearing their album. Hanson fan club members can read more here.


February 18, 2009 Posted by | Hanson, Music | , , , , | Leave a comment