Don’t be surprised if you recognize some of the faces onstage when Tinted Windows play “The Late Show” next month.
The powerpop supergroup, which will released their self-titled debut album on April 21, features Hanson singer/keyboardist Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger and Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos.
According to Billboard.com, the collaboration has been in the works for awhile. Schlesinger and Hanson met in the mid-’90s and started talking seriously about a collaboration three years ago, with Iha joining in a year later.
As the three began writing material, their thoughts turned to finding a drummer. “We kept trying to brainstorm who could play like Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick,” Schlesinger told Billboard. “But then it seemed obvious we should at least try Bun E. Carlos.”
They sent some demo tracks to Carlos, who liked what he heard, and the group was born.
It is not yet known whether the band will be a one-off or a long-term collaboration, but Schlesinger told Billboard all four members intend to continue with their other projects.
The group, who is planning club shows for April and May and is considering a summer tour, already has several performances booked. Before their April 20 appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” the band will play its first major show on March 20 as part of the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
They will also play the Bamboozle Festival in May in East Rutherford, N.J.