We talked about Night Manager here a few months ago when we got our hands on their track “Wolf Pyramid,” and now the band has sent along another new track for us all to enjoy. It’s a quick, scuffed up lo-fi number entitled “I Want the Knife.” It still has all the hallmarks of what endeared Night Manager to us earlier in the year – Caitlin’s breathy vocals, that rough-around-the-edges, brooding feeling that contrasts the vocals, the punctuated drumming.
“I Want the Knife” is just over two minutes long, so it doesn’t get bogged down in repetition. This one is straight-ahead, no frills, no nonsense. The band only has one show lined up – on November 19th in Brooklyn – but that date has them sharing the bill with the likes of The Beets, Total Slacker and Eternal Summers. That should make for a great show.
No word on any official release from the band at this point, but with what they have on their MySpace and now this, they could easily scrounge up an EP. Someone make it happen. Also, only me and one other guy like Night Manager on Facebook?! Let’s change that as well.
Night Manager – I Want the Knife (mp3)