Shocking Pinks – “Not Gambling”

Six years since their self-titled album, Nick Harte’s project, Shocking Pinks, are finally ready to release their next album, the three-LP Guilt Mirrors. It’s due February 18 on Stars & Letters Records, and the first single, “Not Gambling,” is now available. The album features more than 30 tracks that Harte recorded in seclusion during the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake that devastated his hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. Harte proceeded to black out his windows and over several days without sleep recorded “over 7 or 8 albums worth of material,” until narrowing down the selection for Guilt Mirrors. With the low breathiness of Harte’s vocals and electronic drumming in “Not Gambling,” the single is gloomy and moody, until it picks up for the brighter chorus: “not gambling now, no she ain’t gambling now.” Check out the track listing for Guilt Mirrors and listen to “Not Gambling” below.

Shocking Pinks – “Not Gambling”

Guilt Mirrors I
01 “GUN NEST”
02 “Not Gambling”
03 “DOUBLEVISIONVERSION”
04 “Ten Years”
05 “My Best Friend”
06 “SoapsuddS”
07 “Love Projection” (Dedicated to Jerry Fuchs)
08 “What’s Up With That Girl?” (Featuring Ashlin Frances Raymond/Arkitype)
09 “Vendetta” (Featuring Designer Violence)
10 “Swam”
11 “therearenorivershere”
12 “Few Skeletons”

Guilt Mirrors II
01 “LV VS SX” (Featuring Ashlin Frances Raymond)
02 “Motel”
03 “Hardfuck”
04 “(take me) Lower”
05 “St Louis” (Featuring Gemma Syme)
06 “Glass Slippers”
07 “BEYOND DREAMS”
08 “Hardfuck” (remix by Tristen R Deschain)
09 “Get In There Bitch”

Guilt Mirrors III
01 “A Million Times”
02 “Slightly Killed” (Featuring Arkitype)
03 “Chorus Girls”
04 “Working Holiday”
05 “Looks Black Rain”
06 “B & B”
07 “Translation”
08 “Hospital Garden”
09 “Out of Town Girl”
10 “BLISS”
11 “eleven”
12 “dance the dance electric”
13 “Black Rain Looks”