EARLY SHOW The Shocking Pinks w/ Joe Blossom
Wellington 6011 New Zealand
The Shocking Pinks w/ Joe Blossom
Nick Harte A.K.A Shocking Pinks is due to release a new EP - Guilt Mirrors - before the end of the year. It's the first sign of new material from the artist since his self-tilted album was released on seminal New York label DFA back in 2007.
"I ended up with 386 tracks and I’ve wound it down to…well…I’ve got eight CDs with me at the moment and for the album I’m going to have to ween it down again to a reasonable length. Even the idea of a standard 45 minute album so it can be released on vinyl scares me because I would like to release sort of 75 minutes of music at least. Some songs are 20 minutes long.
It was a result of the earthquakes: being a hermit and a recluse and blacking out the windows. I had no idea whether it was day or night – well of course I did I’d go to the shops and get food, but I’d usually go at 4 in the morning. I remember once I went down at about that time and a 5. Earthquake happened and I was walking in the middle of the road and a crack formed in front of me. But by that point I was so used to it I thought “ah, what the fuck” and went onto the footpath and kept walking to the shop, and the shop was completely damaged, but I got a pie or whatever else and went home again.
Radio single, then the EP in the next couple of months, then a re-release of my first album Dance the Dance Electric and then I have the task of finishing off my new full length album, which is going to be a challenge."
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