Tinted Windows – S/T (S-Curve Records)

TWindows.jpgOne part Hanson, one part Cheap Trick, one part Smashing Pumpkins and one part Fountains of Wayne. Put ’em all together and you get Tinted Windows, a band that mines familiar pop and power-pop territory with expected sugary results.

There are times when the band positively shines on songs like Kind Of A Girl, We Got Something and Messing With My Head wear their Cheap Trick influence well. Even the Taylor Hanson penned track Nothing To Me can hold its own which isn’t necessarily a small feat given the calibre of experience and talent assembled here.