Twelve years later, can we finally admit that “MMMBop” is a total power-pop classic? No? Well, don’t just take my word for it. Today news broke of a strange and promising team-up: Hanson frontman Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger, and Cheap Trick drumming legend Bun E. Carlos. Dubbed Tinted Windows, the band is set to release an album through S-Curve records (home of Fountains of Wayne) on April 21. According to a source close to the band, Taylor will be the primary singer, and the album has an “old-school, naive, young, but definitely rocking power-pop” sound. Iha has apparently mentioned the Buzzcocks and the Knack as influences. Sounds good to us! To get you in the mood, here’s a classic from the Knack.
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