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Hand Habits – “Graves”

Next month, Meg Duffy is releasing a new Hand Habits album, Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s wonderful placeholder. We’ve heard two songs from it so far, “Aquamarine” and “No Difference,” and today Duffy is sharing another one, the hushed and still “Graves.” Featuring backing vocals from SASAMI, the album’s producer, it’s a mournful yarn about not falling back into old habits: “Don’t go digging up graves/ Why can’t you just let it lay?” Duffy asks. They say the track “is a secret message to my...
Tags: Music, New Music, Don, Duffy, Sasami, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Hand Habits – “No Difference”

Meg Duffy announced their new Hand Habits album Fun House, the follow-up to 2019’s excellent placeholder, last month. The LP was produced by Sasami Ashworth and engineered by King Tuff’s Kyle Thomas, and lead single “Aquamarine,” one of our favorite songs of the week when it came out, was a successful sonic departure that ventured into glistening synth-pop territory. New single “No Difference,” out today, retains some electronic textures but is much more of a classic Hand Habits song in Duffy’s ...
Tags: Music, New Music, Duffy, Kyle Thomas, Tuff, Sasami, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Sasami Ashworth, V Haddad, V Haddad Watch

Shorties (An Interview with Kristen Arnett, New Music from Hand Habits, and more)

The Creative Independent interviewed author Kristen Arnett. Stream a new song. FADER profiled Meg Duffy. August's best eBook deals. Today's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: The Book of Delights by Ross Gay Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith by Richard Bradford Ernie by Ernest Borgnine The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux Johnny Cash by Robert Hilburn In the Shadow of the Valley by Bobi Conn T...
Tags: Music, Patricia Highsmith, David, Brooklyn, Marie Claire, Dinosaur Jr, Michael J Fox, Oceania, Anthony Bourdain, Weezer, Ernest Borgnine, Kurt Vonnegut, Valley, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, Jonathan Meiburg

Quarter-Life Crisis – “Comfortable” (Feat. Hand Habits)

The producer Ryan Hemsworth has been around for a while now, and he’s worked with artists from Mitski to Tinashe. Hemsworth recently unveiled a new project called Quarter-Life Crisis, and it’s built around the idea of collaboration. Hemsworth comes up with the music, and then he works with different singers who come up with their own themes and lyrics. Next month, Hemsworth will release the self-titled debut EP from Quarter-Life Crisis. We’ve already posted two early tracks: “Postcard From Spain...
Tags: Music, Spain, New Music, Mitski, Ryan, Duffy, Hemsworth, Ryan Hemsworth, Frances Quinlan, Angel Olsen, Saddle Creek, Hovvdy, Jess Williamson, Quarter-life Crisis, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Watch Angel Olsen & Hand Habits Cover Tom Petty’s “Walls”

Last night, Angel Olsen streamed the second edition of her Cosmic Stream show series, which was filmed at the Masonic Temple in Asheville. Hand Habits' Meg Duffy was on hand as a special guest, and the two of them performed a duet of Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers' "Walls," which was released on … More »
Tags: Music, Asheville, Tom Petty, Angel Olsen, Masonic Temple, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Christian Lee Hutson – “Get The Old Band Back Together”

Folk singer-songwriter and Phoebe Bridgers super friend Christian Lee Hutson is about to release his new LP Beginners. "I went with Beginners as the title because that’s where I feel like I am in my life -- like I’m still just learning and trying to figure out how to navigate the world," Hutson says. He … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Conor Oberst, Phoebe Bridgers, Hutson, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Christian Lee Hutson, Sharon Silva, Michael Tyrone Delaney

Angel Olsen – “wildfire” (Hand Habits Cover)

A couple months ago, Hand Habits' Meg Duffy announced the release of a covers EP featuring a handful of different variations on their song "wildfire," which appears on placeholder, one of the best albums of 2019. At the time, we got to hear Lomelda's take on the … More »
Tags: Music, Angel Olsen, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Lomelda

Lomelda – “wildfire” (Hand Habits Cover)

Meg Duffy released their excellent sophomore album as Hand Habits, placeholder, earlier this year. Today, Duffy is announcing a new project: a covers EP featuring a handful of different variations on their song "wildfire," which was inspired by California's recent string of destructive wildfires. The EP will feature covers of the … More »
Tags: Music, California, Duffy, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Lomelda

Hand Habits – “wildfire” Video

Meg Duffy wrote a lot of their new album, placeholder, while wildfires raged through California. That sense of pervasive destruction is present throughout the album, though naturally it's most apparent on the track that's actually called "wildfire," which sounds like a tightly-coiled string waiting to snap. More »
Tags: Video, Music, California, Otium, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Album Of The Week: Hand Habits placeholder

Meg Duffy's first Hand Habits album was recorded alone at home in stolen moments between tours, while they were playing as part of Kevin Morby's backing band. It was a low-key affair -- humble, you might say, which was reflected in its title: Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void). The album came across like an … More »
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Stream Hand Habits’ New Album placeholder

Meg Duffy's 2017 debut as Hand Habits, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), was quietly powerful in its way, a quiet meditation that led you by the hand rather than grabbed you by the horns. Their sophomore album, placeholder, is next level, full of warped, perfectly-rendered folk songs with hooks and turns of … More »
Tags: Music, Album Stream, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Shorties (Charles Portis's Novel The Dog of the South at 40, Tracey Thorn on Her New Memoir, and more)

The Ringer reconsidered Charles Portis's novel, The Dog of the South, first published 40 years ago. Tracey Thorn discussed her new memoir, Another Planet: A Teenager in Suburbia, with the Los Angeles Times. February's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $2.99 today: The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani President Carter: The White House Years by Sunflower Bean visited The Current studio for an interview and live performance. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Gabino ...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, New York Times, Marlon James, Carter, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Los Angeles Review of Books, Suburbia, Tracey Thorn, Kera, Gabino Iglesias, Granta, Bondy, Charles Portis, Meg Duffy

Shorties (Spring's Most Anticipated Books, Cherry Glazerr's Clementine Creevy Profiled, and more)

Publishers Weekly recommended spring's most anticipated books. The Los Angeles Times profiled Cherry Glazerr's Clementine Creevy. 85 "best books of 2018" lists were added to Largehearted Boy's master aggregation last week (bringing the total to 1,487), including Clash Magazine’s best music books and Graphic Policy’s best comics. Largehearted Boy's essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists (updated daily). January's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for$2.99 today: Tell ...
Tags: Music, Neil Gaiman, Kurt Vile, David, Florence, Los Angeles Times, Conor Oberst, Douglas Adams, Phoebe Bridgers, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Diane Williams, Tampa Bay Times, John Vanderslice, Clementine Creevy, Sarah Louise, Cherry Glazerr

Hand Habits – “can’t calm down” Video

Earlier this month, Meg Duffy announced their second Hand Habits album, placeholder, with its title track, and today we get to hear another song from it, "can't calm down." It's a languidly moving song about what happens when you feel like you can't measure up. "What if I can't calm down?" Duffy asks … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Duffy, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Vanessa Haddad

William Tyler 'Goes West'

None William Tyler writes and plays beguiling instrumental acoustic guitar-based music. The former member of lauded indie rock bands Lambchop and the Silver Jews finger picks the notes on his latest solo album, Goes West , as if his digits were walking through the inner workings of his mind. He travels at a moderate yet steady pace. The music suggests contemplation and reflection. His guitar work suggests ripples on a still pond, thanks to the atmosphere created by his talented bandmates -- fel...
Tags: Music, Review, California, Music Review, Folk, Merge Records, Tyler, Instrumental, William Tyler, Bill Frisell, James Wallace, Brad Cook, Lambchop, Meg Duffy, Indie folk, William Tyler Goes West

Hand Habits – “placeholder” Video

In 2017, Meg Duffy released their first album as Hand Habits, the subtle Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), which came on the back of Duffy's work as a session musician for the likes of Kevin Morby and Weyes Blood. Now, Duffy is ready to release their second album as Hand Habits: placeholder … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Kevin Morby, Duffy, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Madeline Kenney

William Tyler – “Call Me When I’m Breathing Again”

Guitarist William Tyler, of Silver Jews and Lambchop, is gearing up to release Goes West, the follow-up to 2016's lush instrumental LP Modern Country. We've already heard the lead single, "Fail Safe," and today he shares "Call Me When I'm Breathing Again" featuring Meg Duffy. Their guitars flit about one another with every … More »
Tags: Music, Premiere, William Tyler, Lambchop, Meg Duffy

Desert Daze 2018: What you need to know about the first two days of the festival

Desert Daze packed plenty of drama in its first two days at the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. On Friday night, severe thunderstorms rolled through, prompting organizers to pull the plug on the whole night early in Tame Impala’s set. A day later, it was like the rain had washed away the bad vibes of the night before (and the opening day parking woes) with hours of psychedelic rock at the lakeside park. But Friday wasn’t all bad. Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker brought his new project Jarv Is, which inc...
Tags: La, Sport, Tame Impala, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Jarvis Cocker, Beach House, Chelsea Wolfe, Kevin Morby, Kevin Parker, Morby, SIOUX, Stella Mozgawa, Rattlesnake, Jingle Ball

North Americans – “Alice Lake” (Feat. Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi)

North Americans, the instrumental guitar project helmed by Patrick McDermott, has a new album on the way. It's called Going Steady and it'll be out in September. We've already heard the LP's title track, which features Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Julianna Barwick. More »
Tags: Music, Cloud Nothings, Patrick Mcdermott, Alice Lake, Meg Duffy, Dylan Baldi, North Americans

North Americans – “Going Steady” (Feat. Meg Duffy & Julianna Barwick)

North Americans is the instrumental guitar project of Patrick McDermott. His forthcoming third album, Going Steady, will be released 9/7 by way of McDermott's own Driftless Recordings. He recorded most of the LP in LA and the album features collaborations with artists like Dylan Baldi of Cloud Nothings, Hayden Pedigo, Julianna Barwick, Meg Duffy of … More »
Tags: Music, La, McDermott, Julianna Barwick, Patrick Mcdermott, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Dylan Baldi, North Americans, Hayden Pedigo Julianna Barwick Meg Duffy

Hand Habits – “Carpenter’s Daughter”

Meg Duffy released her great debut Hand Habits album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), earlier this year, and she's following it up with a 7" for Saddle Creek Records' Document Series. We heard the A-side from it, "Yr Heart," last month, and today it's officially out along with its flip … More »
Tags: Music, Carpenter, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy, Saddle Creek Records

Stream: Hand Habits, ‘Yr Heart’

In February, singer-guitarist Meg Duffy released “Wildly Idle (Humble Before the Void),” her debut album as Hand Habits, showcasing music with deft lyricism and warm intimacy. The new single “Yr Heart,” written during the same time the New York-reared, L.A.-based artist worked on the album and produced by M. Geddes Gengras, is a big song — about “the way we all manipulate fate in the tiniest of ways,” she says — wrapped in a small song. The inspiration, she told She Shreds, where the song premie...
Tags: Music, New York, Los Angeles Bands, Latest Music, Saddle Creek, Geddes Gengras, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Hand Habits – “Yr Heart”

Earlier this year, Meg Duffy released her debut album as Hand Habits, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), and today she's shared a new track that was written around the same time but made in a different environment, recorded in M. Geddes Gengras' house instead of alone in her bedroom. "Yr Heart" is part … More »
Tags: Music, Geddes Gengras, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Hand Habits touring in Kevin Morby's band, playing solo shows in NYC & LA

Meg Duffy released her first album as Hand Habits earlier this year on Woodsist which is a truly lovely record full of great songs and her skilled, understated guitar playing... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, La, Music News, Tour Dates, Kevin Morby, Bill Pearis, Tim Darcy, Anna McClellan, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Watch Kevin Morby Play City Music Songs In A Live Stereogum Session

Kevin Morby stopped by the Stereogum office earlier today to perform a few new songs off his upcoming album, City Music, ahead of his tour that kicks off tomorrow night in Washington, DC. Backed by his bandmate Meg Duffy -- who puts out her own music as Hand Habits -- they did early singles … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Washington Dc, Kevin Morby, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy

Hand Habits – “Book On How To Change” Video

Hand Habits released a great album this year titled Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), and today Meg Duffy debuted a new video for stand-out track "Book On How To Change." The clip was directed by Chantal Anderson, who provided the following context for her interpretation of Duffy's song: The film is a visual … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Duffy, Meg Duffy, Chantal Anderson

Hand Habits – “Demand It” Video

Hand Habits' debut LP, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), is out Friday, and we've already heard an early stream of it. Today, Meg Duffy released a video for the album's stand-out track "Demand It," shot and directed by Christina Acevedo. It's an absurdist look at a day in the life of Duffy and … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Duffy, Christina Acevedo, Hand Habits, Meg Duffy