What Musicians In Formerly Popular Bands Do: Start A New Band

A lot of famous musicians have side projects because they’re just so creative that one band isn’t enough, i.e., Damon Albarn is in both Blur and Gorillaz, and Spencer Krug is in both Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Well, there’s a new band that’s made up of the most random mix of musicians — we think they must have been bored and looking for something to do since all of their bands peaked in the ’90s or early ’00s. Tinted Windows is made up of Taylor Hanson (Hanson), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), and Bun E. Carlos (of Cheap Trick), and their first record comes out next month. The initial idea to work together came when Hanson and Schlesinger met in the mid-’90s, and they just kept adding members, I guess. The first single, “Kind of A Girl,” sounds like a Fountains of Wayne song being sung by Hanson. We think they should add a member of Soul Asylum or Goo Goo Dolls to the group, too.

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