The first new album I bought in 2009 was Tinted Windows’ self-titled debut. These guys were the first of the “supergroups” that were so ubiquitous last year and initially the one I found most promising.
The lead songwriter is Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Taylor Hanson (the talented member of Hanson) handles lead vocals. The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos round out the band but it’s the first two fellows I mentioned who had me excited. Both Fountains of Wayne and Hanson have a knack for power pop and this band promised to be power pop nirvana.