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James on MAdM album
March 29, 2010, 9:54 pm CDT

James contributed his e-bow skillz to the track "Follow The Map" on Melissa Auf der Maur's latest release, Out Of Our Minds.

You can listen to the song here.

Credit: eme on blamonet.com/vb
Source: xmadmx.com

"Back With You" second Tinted Windows single
January 9, 2010, 4:00 am CST

According to spinner.com, Tinted Windows is releasing "Back With You" as their second single...possibly with some previously unreleased B-sides. "Back With You" is one of two tracks written by James for the Tinted Windows album released in April 2009.

Source: spinner.com

Sweaters! Yay!
December 16, 2009, 11:49 am CST

James is entering the realm of fashion yet again. He's worked with United Bamboo to release a set of sweaters inspired by stained glass; the sweaters will be part of a box set that also includes a record by James and Britta Phillips (of Jem fame).

James has previously worked on soundtracks for United Bamboo's runway shows.

See the sweaters here and another blurb here.

Source: United Bamboo

Tinted Windows: Your New Favorite Rock SuperGroup
October 23, 2009, 11:09 am CDT

Interesting little interview...mentions that James's next solo release is due out "next year." Hope we get some more details soon!

Tinted Windows - Your New Favorite Supergroup.
By Jason A. Miller

Tinted Windows is not your ordinary rock super group. An all-start band, the ensemble consists of guitarist James Iha, previously of The Smashing Pumpkins, singer Taylor Hanson of Hanson, bassist Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick. Their self-titled release is clearly this year’s finest example of the lost art of Power Pop; bringing back the days when Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello ruled the airwaves and sold out arenas. I was lucky enough to catch the band before one of their…

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Source: Rock N Roll Cocktail

"Not yet, but why not?"
September 22, 2009, 10:35 am CDT

Tinted Windows – Round Table With James Iha, Taylor Hanson & Adam Schlesinger
Monday, September 21, 2009

When you throw the term super group around, the tendency is to dwell on the star studded lineup that earned the group its “super” status, and Tinted Windows is no exception. The power pop quartet has been riding high upon the heels of their self-titled freshman debut, but on the surface, the group’s lineup makes for a much better story than the album.

With Taylor Hanson on vocals, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne on bass, Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos on drums, and guitar riffs from James Iha of both Smashing Pumpkins/A Perfect Circle Fame, drafting up a feature on these guys without paying tribute to their previous…

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Source: pinoyhype

Video for "Back With You"
September 18, 2009, 3:28 pm CDT

RollingStone.com has the video for "Back With You" posted, along with a little interview from James. James shot the footage for the video. ("Back With You" is one of two tracks written by James for the Tinted Windows album.)

Source: Rolling Stone

Tinted Windows ready for New England debut
August 3, 2009, 1:05 pm CDT

Tinted Windows ready for New England debut
BMS checks in with guitarist James Iha on the eve of two big shows in New England
By Jennifer Carney, Contributing Writer

James Iha is no stranger to supergroups and stretching musical boundaries. His tenure with the Smashing Pumpkins as lead guitarist is the stuff of grunge legend, and his stint in the immensely talented conglomerate A Perfect Circle is another impressive stop along his musician’s journey. Not content to rest on his ample laurels, lately James has been producing bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, remixing Ladytron (among many others), and is “about halfway through” his long-awaited solo album. In the midst of all this musical awesomeness, there is also Tinted Win…

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Source: Boston Music Spotlight

James Iha Talks Tinted Windows
May 28, 2009, 4:47 am CDT

(This is an excerpt from a longer interview which will be up closer to June 18.)

by Michael Alan Goldberg

Just got off the phone with guitarist James Iha — who’s probably best known for his long stint in the Smashing Pumpkins — who comes to the TLA on Thursday, June 18th with his new power-pop supergroup, Tinted Windows, which also features singer/keyboardist Taylor Hanson (yes, from that Hanson), drummer Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick), and bassist-vocalist Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne/Ivy). A seemingly unlikely lineup, but here’s some of what Iha had to say about that:

“I guess it’s like, to me, it’s not surprising — I’m a working musician and I work on all different…lots of different kinds o…

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Source: PW Blogs

More MAGNET blurbs
May 4, 2009, 4:57 am CDT

James weighs in on...

The 2008 presidential election

"Wibbling Rivalry"


Power pop

And of course, some commentary on his beloved canines concludes Iha's week of editing for MAGNET.

Source: MAGNET

Another MAGNET blurb
May 1, 2009, 4:56 am CDT

Who knew James was into the Southern gothics?

Source: MAGNET

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