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Tinted Windows: a 'supergroup'… featuring Hanson

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The term 'supergroup' is often thrown around rather loosely, to say the least. Tinted Windows is the latest band to attract the moniker, and it probably does deserve it. Regardless of its eyebrow-raising linup…

Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Ben E Carlos, Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger and the medium-sized one from Hanson, Taylor Hanson. Yes, Hanson.

It's easy to dismiss the 90's version of the Jonas Brothers as blonde one hit (hello, MMMBop) wonders. But, actually… Ok, let's just go back to Tinted Windows, shall we?

It's likely that Iha and Schlesinger got the band together because they co-own Scratchie Records and New York's Stratosphere Sound Studios. Where, probably not coincidentally, the quartet recorded their debut album, which they'll showcase at SXSW Festival and release in April.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).