The Pinder Brothers

The Pinder Brothers

 Sacramento, California, USA
BandPop

Listen to the Pinder Brothers and you'll hear the sounds of pop's past merging into the future: classic '60s pop, the post punk, heady sound of the MTV '80s and the retro pop resurgence of the '90s mix things up in the finest Pinder tradition.

Biography

Putting the "pop" into power pop, the brothers Pinder are back with their second disc, Ordinary Man, and fans of Mitch Linker, Jeff Larson, Kyle Vincent, The Rembrandts and other artists who place sweet melodies and harmonies paramount are going to enjoy this one quite a bit.

The Pinders are based in California and the opening track "Dear Diane" is the kind of near-perfect sunny California pop that will hook you in from the get-go. "Hold Me Tonight" almost sounds like classic Swedish pop like The Merrymakers or The Tangerines, and "Waves Crash" is a silky smooth tune. "Oh Woman" is old-school balladry not unlike early Beatles classics like "If I Fell" and "And I Love Her", while "Inside Me" is midtempo sweetness.
Absolute Power Pop

My guitar sings softly/I believe/It's inside me," sings Matt Pinder on The Pinder Brothers' sophomore effort Ordinary Man. He's not kidding. The sons of Moody Blues founder Mike Pinder, Matt and his brother Michael Lee have got music in their blood. But DNA aside, Ordinary Man, is one of the most fully realized pop albums in recent memory. Armed with the immediacy of Material Issue "Dear Diane" and the prefect brotherly melodicism of Evan and Jaron ("Hold Me Tonight") The Pinder Brothers know exactly how to land a pop uppercut. Keeping this in boxing terms, Ordinary Man is a pretty clean knockout. "Holiday" brings to mind Dulicnea-era Toad The Wet Sprocket, "Inside Me" suggests Crowded House and the thoughtful "Waves Crash" is a ruminative wonder. Elsewhere, the dead-on harmonies of "Oh Woman" are crushingly beautiful; the punchy pop of "Whisper" is hard to resist and the album closer "Empty Street" is truly elegant. Like The Feeling, whose Twelve Stops And Home single-handedly brought back the notion of a song boasting a catchy chorus, The Pinder Brothers don't shy away from the big hooks. So it's no surprise that they reel you in every time.

--Alex Green

Lyrics

Goodbye Say Hello

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Goodbye Say Hello

Hello bouncin’ up and down like a yo yo
Now you’re on the ground and you’re down low
How ya gonna face the day
Hello listen to the sound of the radio
Spinnin’ all around for tomorrow
I don’t want to fade away
Oh no I don’t want to fade away

Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Don’t be shy say hello
I’ll be waiting so say
Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Goodbye say hello
Don’t go I don’t want to fade away

Hello bouncing up and down like a yo yo
Don’t know what you’ve found till you hit the ground
So how you gonna face the day
I know it’s gonna be ok
Hello listen to the sound of the radio
Spinning all around for tomorrow
I don’t want to fade away
Oh no I don’t want to fade away

Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Don’t be shy say hello
I’ll be waiting so say
Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Goodbye say hello
Don’t go I don’t wanna fade away
Goodbye say hello
Oh no I don’t wanna fade away

Say goodbye say hello
Don’t be shy say hello
Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Goodbye say hello
Don’t go I don’t wanna fade away

Hello hello say goodbye say hello
Don’t be shy say hello
I’ll be waiting so say hello hello
Say goodbye say hello, goodbye say hello
Don’t go I don’t wanna fade away
Goodbye say hello
Oh no I don’t wanna fade away

Jupiter Falls

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Jupiter Falls

Jupiter falls all through the halls
Somebody calls when I was nine
Jupiter falls echoes the walls
Somebody calls from out of time
Somebody calls this heart of mine

Why’d you come here now
All the world is colder
I know you somehow
It’s our first October

And Jupiter falls as summer stalls
Echoes the walls when I was nine
Jupiter falls all through the halls
Somebody calls from out of time
Somebody calls this heart of mine

Why’d you come here now
All the world is colder
I know you somehow
It’s our first October

Why’d you come here now
All the world is colder
I know you somehow
It’s our first October

And Jupiter falls all through the halls
Somebody calls when I was nine
Jupiter falls echoes the walls
Somebody calls from out of time
Somebody calls this heart of mine

Closer to Mars

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Closer to Mars

We play these games, count comets coming down
But it’s all the same, till someone comes around
Well I feel ok my life is on the ground
And we’re two under the stars in the milky way closer to mars

So small in space we’re nothing to the world
And it’s all a race for every boy and every girl
Or so they say that our lives are like a pearl
And we’re two under the stars in the milky way closer to mars

This time I’m falling so hard
And I find you are more beautiful
Driving in my car under the stars
In the milky closer to mars
In the milky closer to mars
In the milky closer to mars

So call my name and I’ll be all around
Just to make you safe from comets coming down
Do you feel ok ‘cause my life in on the ground
And we’re two under the stars in the milky way closer to mars
Yes, we’re two under the stars in the milky way closer to mars
Two under the stars

Hang on Tight

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Breathe… Breathe…a sigh and we won’t say goodbye
I…I know how to fly
Just breathe a sigh and let’s fly
I’ll go to the violet skies
And we won’t say goodbye
No we won’t say goodbye

Hang on tight
Hold my hand and never let it go all night, just
Hang on tight
In the sky we can fly up so high
And we won’t say goodbye

Breathe…Breathe…a sigh in the sky up so high
I…I won’t let you die
Just breathe a sigh and let’s fly
I’ll go to the violet skies
And we won’t say goodbye
We won’t say goodbye

Hang on tight
Hold my hand and never let it go all night, just
Hang on tight

Everything we say here
Works out for the best, I fear
Our world is gonna change gears
Leap years
Shed tears

Hang on tight
Hold my hand and never let it go all night, just
Hang on tight
In the sky we can fly up so high
And we won’t say goodbye

Hang on tight
Hang on tight
In the sky we can fly us so high
And we won’t say goodbye, we won’t say goodbye

First Kiss Goodnight

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

First Kiss Goodnight

You’re a lovely sight
Tonight…tonight…
I’m holding you so tight
And it feels so right, tonight

Something in your bright blue eyes
Says sex is overrated,
‘Cause a kiss is all I’ve waited for
All my life I will adore you
If you open up the door to

Your heart is like a child
So wild like a child
Your lips so soft and mild
But your heart is wild like a child

Something is your bright blue eyes
Says sex is overrated
‘Cause a kiss is all I’ve waited for
All my life I will adore your
If you open up the door to your heart

It’s our first kiss goodnight
And it feels so right, tonight
Yes, it’s our first kiss goodnight

Something is your bright blue eyes
Says sex is overrated
‘Cause a kiss is all I’ve waited for
All my life I will adore your
If you open up the door to your heart

Something is your bright blue eyes
Says sex is overrated
‘Cause a kiss is all I’ve waited for
All my life I will adore your
If you open up the door to your heart

It’s our first kiss goodnight

Inside Me

Written By: Matt Pinder

Look inside yourself and you will find a key
Only you know what your want yourself to be
Inside every mind there is a greater need to be free

I can’t determine your only here for me
The door in my mind open wide, set sail and go to sea
Sitting here I see the light encompass me

Chorus
I believe, it’s inside me
Don’t you agree?
I can see inside me
Don’t you agree?

Look inside yourself, god knows it’s only free
Count your money and hold your breath and repeat after me
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 hold onto your pennies from heaven
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7

I can see, inside me….

Bridge
I’ve been here for so long now
Staring at the same brow
What do I find but only dreams
Of the outer world it seems
My guitar sings softly

Chorus

I believe, it’s inside me
Don’t you agree?
I can see inside me
Don’t you agree?
I can see inside of you

Hold Me Tonight

Written By: Michael Pinder


In my dreams maybe castles can be made in the sky
‘Cause when you’re with me I know I can fly
Can you see there’s no fantasy I want but you

How I long to hear you laughin’
For a lifetime slowly passin’

You’re a gift like the simple things that I once knew
In my sweet dreams
that’s where I want you, that’s where I want you
Guess I need you to

Hold me tonight under the starlight
Shinin’ above the sea
Hold me tonight, because it feels right
You are a part of me

As I walk thru the memory of days long gone
I gotta be me, I gotta be strong
I don’t wanna be set free, I just want you

How I long to hear you laughin’
For a lifetime slowly passin’

You’re a gift like the simple things that I once knew
In my sweet dreams
that’s where I want you, that’s where I want you
Guess I need you to

Hold me tonight under the starlight
Shinin’ above the sea
Hold me tonight, because it feels right
You are a part of me

Hold me tonight under the starlight
Shinin’ above the sea
Hold me tonight, because it feels right
You are a part of me

Hold me tonight under the starlight
Shinin’ above the sea
Hold me tonight, because it feels right
You are a part of me
Hold me tonight because it feel right
You are a part of me, alright
You are a part of me and I open my heart to you

Empty Street

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

The leaves are off the ground
The world is changing over my head
Somethin’ going on
Don’t even make a sound
The leaves are turning colors of red
Summers come and gone
But the melody goes on

You’re so beautiful as we walk this empty street
You’re so beautiful and you knock me off my feet
It’s irrefutable you can feel it every time we meet

On the outside I fell I’m looking in
The earth is spinning under my feet
Am I high or low
Just where do I begin
The rivers running and I’m in deep
Will these feelings grow
I don’t know

You’re so beautiful as we walk this empty street
You’re so beautiful and my heart just skips a beat
It’s irrefutable you can feel it every time we meet
That’s when I know I’m in deep

It’s too far to fall
Guess you should know
I’m playin’ for keeps
Just where do I begin
The rivers running into the sea

You’re so beautiful as we walk this empty street
You’re so beautiful and you knock me off my feet
It’s irrefutable you can feel it every time we meet

Chorus repeat

Dear Diane

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Dear Diane (Michael Lee Pinder)

Sent you a letter in the mail today
Hoping you would understand
Since you left me I’ve been biting my nails
Hide my head in the sand
Just an ordinary man

My California baby here I am
I’m waiting for you to save me
Dear Diane
Dear Diane

Last December we stayed up real late
Talked of visiting Japan, you said
California was your favorite state
Love was like a wonderland
And you took me by the hand

My California baby here I am
I’m waiting for you to save me
Dear Diane
Dear Diane

Don’t give me an alibi
To confirm or deny
Whenever I call your name now I look to the sky
I get no reply
I just don’t know why - don’t know why I try

My California baby here I am
I’m waiting for you to save me
Dear Diane
Dear Diane

Oh Woman

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Oh woman hear me cry
Find the meaning of my life
Souls convening like the stars in the sky
Oh woman hear me cry

She said to me
All running waters return to the sea
All sons and daughters

Oh woman hear me cry
Dry the tears of my eyes
When I’m sleeping
All my fears will subside
Oh woman hear me cry

She said to me
All bridges burning
Return to the sea
In silent yearning yearning
The fire is burning
To the ground

Hear the sound of the hours turn round
All my fears feel like years coming down
The sand slips through my hand
And I’m homeward bound

Oh woman hear my cry
Dry the tears of my eyes
When I’m sleeping
All my fears will subside
Oh woman hear me cry

Crash Down

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Crash Down (Michael Lee Pinder)

A split second is fast
Faster than foolish when you get caught in the past
Move quickly in the blink of an eye
We can be in the future
We can even rise up to the sky
And unwind the questions in your mind

Crash down when it all comes round again

Think quickly move slow
Like a drop in the ocean
Just where do I go
Suspended in time
I’m the wave of the future
I can even rise up to the sky
And rewind the past you’ve left behind

Crash down when it all comes round again

Falling faster than a shooting star
An exploding candle in the dark
I can’t catch her I’ve gone back too far
And it’s breaking me apart
Will she open up her heart

Crash down when it all comes round again
Crash down when it all comes round

Solo

Falling faster than a shooting star
I can’t catch her I’ve gone back too far
And it’s breaking me apart
Will she open up her heart

Crash down when it all comes round again
Crash down when it all comes round again

Crash Down

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

A split second is fast
Faster than foolish when you get caught in the past
Move quickly in the blink of an eye
We can be in the future
We can even rise up to the sky
And unwind the questions in your mind

Crash down when it all comes round again

Think quickly move slow
Like a drop in the ocean
Just where do I go
Suspended in time
I’m the wave of the future
I can even rise up to the sky
And rewind the past you’ve left behind

Crash down when it all comes round again

Falling faster than a shooting star
An exploding candle in the dark
I can’t catch her I’ve gone back too far
And it’s breaking me apart
Will she open up her heart

Crash down when it all comes round again
Crash down when it all comes round

Solo

Falling faster than a shooting star
I can’t catch her I’ve gone back too far
And it’s breaking me apart
Will she open up her heart

Crash down when it all comes round again
Crash down when it all comes round again

Speeding Cars

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Rivers run away
Heading to the sea like endless words that I could say
It seems so long ago
When we lay upon the grass and watched the world go slow
Our song was playing on the radio

Time was on our side
Guess that’s what we thought because our eyes were open wide
Sleeping under stars
We fell in love and felt our hearts move fast like speeding cars

With headlights like a river
Like a river that winds in the city streets
The dawn is coming near
But I wanna hold you here
As the last days of summer disappear

Skipping like a stone
You moved across my heart just when I thought I was alone
Took me by the hand
Fell with me and showed me what it was to be a man
Our blanket was the sky against the land
The stars above look like a caravan

With headlights like a river
Of a million cars in the city streets
So breathe the atmosphere
Cuz our love with still be here
As the last days of summer disappear

Summer’s dressed in red
Like city stop lights over my head
Lying here with you
We watch the sun sink into the blue
As the world turns away
The night comes to stay
But please don’t shed a tear
Cuz our love with still be here

Speeding Cars

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Rivers run away
Heading to the sea like endless words that I could say
It seems so long ago
When we lay upon the grass
And watched the world go slow
Our song was playing on the radio

Time was on our side
Guess that’s what we thought
Because our eyes were open wide
Sleeping under stars
We fell in love and felt our hearts
Move fast like speeding cars

With headlights like a river
Like a river that winds in the city streets
The dawn is coming near
But I wanna hold you here
As the last days of summer disappear

Skipping like a stone
You moved across my heart just when I thought I was alone
Took me by the hand
Fell with me and showed me what it was to be a man
Our blanket was the sky against the land
The stars above look like a caravan

With headlights like a river
Of a million cars in the city streets
So breathe the atmosphere
Cuz our love with still be here
As the last days of summer disappear

Summer’s dressed in red
Like city stop lights over my head
Lying here with you
We watch the sun sink into the blue
As the world turns away

Speeding Cars

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Rivers run away
Heading to the sea
Like endless words that I could say
It seems so long ago
When we lay upon the grass
And watched the world go slow
Our song was playing on the radio

Time was on our side
Guess that’s what we thought
Because our eyes were open wide
Sleeping under stars
We fell in love and felt our hearts
Move fast like speeding cars

With headlights like a river
Like a river that winds in the city streets
The dawn is coming near
But I wanna hold you here
As the last days of summer disappear

Skipping like a stone
You moved across my heart
Just when I thought I was alone
Took me by the hand
Fell with me and showed me
What it was to be a man
Our blanket was the sky against the land
The stars above look like a caravan

With headlights like a river
Of a million cars in the city streets
So breathe the atmosphere
Cuz our love with still be here
As the last days of summer disappear

Summer’s dressed in red
Like city stop lights over my head
Lying here with you
We watch the sun sink into the blue
As the world turns away
The night comes to stay
But please don’t shed a tear
Cuz our love with still be here
As the last days of summer disappear
As the last days of summer disappear

Hollywood La La

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Hollywood LA LA by Michael Lee Pinder

I’ve seen you on the screen
In pictures passing
Like images in a dream
Of last year’s winter snow
And wondering where the flowers go
The song they sing was one we used to know
It offers this refrain

White roses fade away into the snow
With all my innocence
Like the last hallelujah
The flowers grow
Underneath your window
Miss Hollywood la la la
Singing la la la

There’s nowhere to run
The ship’s still sinking
You’re brighter than the sun
And I’m still drinking in
Your summer gaze underneath my skin
These autumn days I feel it sinking in
The thought of you remains

But white rose fade away into the snow
With all my innocence
Like the last hallelujah
The story goes
Your heart was frozen with the rose

You used to be my small town girl
You didn’t know the things about the world I know
You moved to LA on a dare
Bought the clothes and dyed your hair
It’s the life you chose
If I could I’d make you see
That you’re the heroine in my dreams
You’re my film nuevo
In the snow
Our love died long ago

Like the last hallelujah
Sung sweet and low
You can hear it when the wind blows
So sing the last hallelujah
The flowers grow
Underneath your window
Miss Hollywood la la la
Singing la la la
Hollywood singing la la la

Driving You Home

Written By: Michael Lee Pinder

Driving You Home by Michael Lee Pinder

Waiting out in the parking lot
After you get off your shift
Jane forgot to pick you up
Now you’re asking me for a lift

Looks like everyone is gone
How long
I’ve wanted to get you alone

Now I’m taking you home
All that is wrong could be right
I’ve waited to long to tell you what’s on my mind
Turning to stone, my lips feel like lead inside
But you’re talking on the phone
And I’m driving you home
Driving you home tonight

The wheels are spinning round and round
Hard against the pavement below
You’re the only beautiful thing in this town
Somehow I gotta let you know

Look’s like now or never’s here to stay
Sending you my way

Now I’m taking you home
All that is wrong could be right
I’ve waited too long to tell you what’s on my mind
My feeling’s have grown
And it’s too late to press rewind
But you’re talking on the phone
And I’m driving you home
Driving you home tonight

The night comes and I wanna run away
A million miles
From my heart
Into a secret place
And hide awhile
I swore when I was hurt before
To never love again
I can’t decide what I should do
Cuz I don’t want to lose you as a friend

Taking you home
All that is wrong could be right
I’ve waited too long to tell you what’s on my mind
Living alone has taken it’s toll inside
But you’re talking on the phone
And I’m driving you home
Driving you home tonight

Taking you home
I want you to hold me tight
I’ve waited too long to tell you what’s on my mind
My feeling’s have grown
And it’s too late to press rewind
But you’re talking on the phone
And I’m driving you home
Driving you home tonight

Discography

'Ordinary Man' 2007
'Jupiter Falls' 2006

Set List

Set 1 - (60 minutes)
1. Goodbye Say Hello
2. Jupiter Falls
3. Hang On Tight
4. Closer To Mars
5. Nicolina
6. First Kiss Goodnight
7. On The Ceiling
8. On T.V.
9. Sunflower
10. Everywhere You Go
11. Wait For The Moon
12. Today
13. Say It Is So
14. In My Sweet Dreams

Covers - (15 minutes)
You've got to hide your love away - Beatles
I won't back down - Tom Petty