Taylor Hanson, the middle brother of the trio Hanson that swept myself and every other female member of my age group up and into super-fandom has just released an album with his new band, Tinted Windows. Tinted Windows is a power-pop group that includes Hanson and also James Iha, formerly of Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick. And with this new gig that has already appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and will also open for No Doubt at Bamboozle on May 3, there will be a significant amount of promoting and touring.
But how will Hanson promote and tour with his new band with a wife, Natalie, and their four kids, Ezra, River, Penelope, and Viggo Moriah at home? Joking, Hanson said “You just leave them with enough food and water to survive.” But on a serious note he said, “No, first of all, you have an amazing wife, and she gets it and handles all the craziness. And you just try to make the time you got really cool. When you’re there, you’re totally present, and you just bounce back and forth.”
Hanson also reflected on the blessings he has had in his life at just 26 years old, saying “At least I’m not in the military with people shooting at me. I have friends who are in Iraq, at least when we’re gone, I’m in a hotel room. Maybe, I may lose my life to this really bad room service. That’s the threat.”