Tinted Windows, ‘Tinted Windows’ (S-Curve)
The lineup of this semi-supergroup isn’t as odd as it initially might seem: Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and exSmashing Pumpkin James Iha co-own Scratchie Records, and Schlesinger’s background writing songs for the Jonas Brothers and That Thing You Do! surely prepared him for a collabo with the cute one from Hanson. (As for Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos’ participation — hey, mustache wax doesn’t grow on trees.) Tinted Windows’ debut is even less left-field; these bouncy, hook-crammed power-pop jams are safe and catchy enough for Jo Bros fans and Stacy’s mom alike.
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