Tinted Windows is an
American rock supergroup
formed by guitarist James Iha, previously
of The Smashing Pumpkins,
singer Taylor Hanson of Hanson, bassist Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, and Bun
of Cheap Trick
. Josh Lattanzi also performs with
the band as the second guitarist. This new project will run
alongside all the artists' main bands. The first performance
by the band was on March 18, 2009 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a small show at the side-stage.
sold out quickly and people flew from all over the world to see the
band made their South by
Southwest Festival debut in Austin, Texas on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Levi/Fader Fort ,
followed by a set at Pangaea.
also played at The Bamboozle music
festival in New
Jersey on May 3 2009.
On February 19, 2009, it was announced that the band signed with
, the label best
known for releasing such acts as Joss
, Fountains of Wayne
. Their self-titled
album Tinted Windows
was released on April 21, 2009.
On February 24, the band digitally released, through their website
and on Rolling Stone
magazine's website, their debut single "Kind of a Girl" alongside a
promotional video, with a segment from a fictional music show
Rock After Dark
. They performed the song on Late Show with David
on April 21. They performed on Late Night with Jimmy
on April 24. Syndicated FM radio, ranging from
metal programs to Little Steven Van Zandt's Underground Garage
continued playing multiple cuts from the album through 2009.
- SXSW interview discussing the formation of Tinted
- Breaking: Taylor Hanson's new band, Tinted Windows,
signs to S-Curve
- WTF: Members of Smashing Pumpkins, Hanson, Cheap
Trick, and Fountains of Wayne Form Band