Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The cast of characters that form the line-up of the new power-pop “supergroup” that is Tinted Windows spans several generations. There’s Bun E. Carlos from Cheap Trick along with Taylor Hanson (the middle Hanson brother), former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha and pop guru Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne along with sever pop soundtrack gems).

Sounds odd? Bear with them, because the disc is a slice of pop genius, full of radio-ready songs that will sadly probably not get radio play, with sing-along choruses laden with hooks that will echo in your brain long after you turn the CD player off.

This is a perfect summer record, and if there is any fairness in the universe, it will get recognized as such. Buy it. Play it. Tell your friends.