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Hand Habits – “All The While”

Hand Habits is the project of guitarist and singer-songwriter Meg Duffy. She’s spent the past two years touring and recording with Kevin Morby and Seattle’s Mega Bog, but now she’s stepping out on her own, with her debut full-length Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) set to arrive on Woodsist early next year.

Tracked in a living room in her upstate New York hometown and finished in her current home in Los Angeles, the LP’s 13 tracks exude a deep, comforting warmth, the kind of warmth that seeps right into your bones. “Wildly Idle feels incredibly intimate, like a secret between her and the listener,” as Kevin Morby writes in the press release that accompanies the album announcement. “It hits soft, like warm water, and before you know it it is all around you — a bath, and Meg’s whisper has made its way inside you.”

That’s the kind of florid description that sounds like empty hyperbole, but one listen to first single “All The While” is more than enough to prove it. A wistful reverie of meandering guitar that ebbs and flows under Duffy’s unaffected vocals, it manages the neat trick of rocking out without ever breaking a sweat, and you can hear it below.

Tracklist:

01 “Flower Glass”
02 “Actress:
03 “Greater LA (Scene)”
04 “In Between”
05 “All The While”
06 “Demand It”
07 “Cowboy (Scene)”
08 “Sun Beholds Me”
09 “Book On How To Change”
10 “Time Hole (Scene)”
11 “Nite Life”
12 “Bad Boy”
13 “New Bones”

Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) is out 2/10 on Woodsist. Pre-order it here.

Hand Habits

[Photo by Robbie Simon]