“I don’t think we’re going to threaten the Jonas Brothers,” says James Iha of Tinted Windows‘ self-titled debut, recently released on S-Curve Records. But the power pop generated by the multigenerational band—which also includes Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne), Taylor Hanson (Hanson) and Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick)—is a teenage dream of catchy choruses and withering walls of guitars befitting the former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist. Iha is guest editing magnetmagazine.com all this week; read our Q&A with him to get a glimpse into the formation of Tinted Windows.
Iha: Brick Lane Curry House is a great Indian restaurant on Sixth Street in New York City. It serves one of the most challenging hot currys ever produced (the phaal curry) and also serves quirky (yet still delicious) tofu tikka masala for the vegetarians, like myself. Watch a Brick Lane Phaal Challenge after the jump.