SXSW SPOTLIGHT: Tinted Windows (AKA The Worst Supergroup Ever) @ The Fader Fort, 3.20.09

Today is NOT the greatest day James Ihas ever known.
Today is NOT the greatest day James Iha's ever known.

Photos/Text by Lizz Kannenberg

The Artist: Hell’s house band.

Their Latest Release: Hopefully none, ever : but apparently a self-titled release in April on S-Curve.

The Set in a Few Sentences: We may never know how this unholy union of James Iha (A Perfect Circle, The Smashing Pumpkins), Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) and Taylor Hanson (err, Hanson) came to be, but my money is on a Roswell-style CIA cover up of unscrupulous government doings. I’d like to say that this was at least entertaining, but it was flaccid, middling pop music culled from the worst dredges of each member’s main bands.

P.S. Taylor Hanson still looks like a girl.

And a Letter Grade: D

More photos and supportive evidence of Tinted Windows’ awfulness after the jump …