Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tinted Windows release debut LP next week!

Tinted Windows is a new pop-rock supergroup that spans musical generations, comprised of Taylor Hanson (yes, THAT Hanson), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins, A Perfect Circle), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), and Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick). An odd collection of artistic personalities to be sure, but one that's gotten more than a few people very excited. Their live unveiling at SXSW must have been quite experience, and now the group are set to release their self-titled debut album next week, April 21st.

The band have already posted a couple songs on their website, the videos of which you can see below. It sounds as if these guys really have their act together; "Kind of a Girl" and "Messing With My Head" are fun, breezy rock songs filled with classic pop hooks that get me excited to hear the rest of the record next week.

Messing With My Head

Tinted Windows "Kind of a Girl"

The guys also have a few tour dates posted, with more on the way:

20 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
25 Edmond, OK Plunkett Park/University of Central Oklahoma
28 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
30 Chicago, IL Double Door

2 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Events Center - w/No Doubt
3 E. Rutherford, NJ The Bamboozle 2009 @ Meadowlands Sports Complex