As a kid, Jack Pinder always imagined himself becoming a pastor. He picked up a guitar at age 11, hoping to lead singalongs at his Lutheran sleepaway camp. Being religious didn’t really pan out for him, but he kept with lessons throughout his teenage years and became especially fond of classical and bluegrass guitar. Then he discovered Sleater-Kinney. Then the Pixies. Then Guided By Voices. He knew what he had to do.
In 2010, he met drummer Linda Chilcote through a mutual friend and founded the indie rock duo Silence Kid. Driven by their shared love of riot grrrl and 90’s rock, they strive to create songs that are personal, confessional, energetic, and LOUD. With the help of their fans and a sucessful Kickstarter campaign, they released their first album, Thin Walls, last year.
In 2012, Jack provided the original score (and leant a few Silence Kid songs) to Ladybeard, a West Virginia-produced independent feature film about one standup comedian’s quest to keep his fake girlfriend in the closet. From there, he contributed songs and noises to Lords of Fun, a surreal and transgressive comedy web series.
His current endeavors include an EP for his solo project, Old Flame, a second Silence Kid album, and an original live score to the 1918 German silent film “I Don’t Want To Be A Man”.