‘I Hated School’ by Night Manager
One of the most unique indie-rock acts around called it quits. What is this weekend, the worst? According to Impose, tensions in the band led one of their main guitarists, David Tassy, to split for fellow Brooklyn sludge-rockers Total Slacker last month, and the remaining members have thus decided to go their separate ways—which sucks, because their unpredictably jagged, constantly churning chord progressions and searing vocal wails were a combination unlike anything I’d heard before, and may never hear again. Frantic and tangled in interesting ideas and turns of phrases, their approach was often inspired.
Take the thrashing sonic energy of ‘I Hated School’, which flashes in fits like a petulant child who refuses to get out of bed. It’s a head-banging catharsis, placated only by the sedate coos of Caitlin Seager, whose nimbleness around a neverending rain of key shifts is an equal talent to behold.
Listen to their first, and final, self-titled EP on Soundcloud and snatch up the remainder of their output on Bandcamp.