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.

For its new music video, director Otium said in a statement that “through a cascade of images and split screens, including analogue footage the director captured on the road between Nov 7 – Nov 17 2016, ‘wildfire’ explores how we consume and are consumed by nature, politics and television.”

The video feels appropriately apocalyptic, watching scenes of destruction through our screens with no power over what happens. Each scene is layered on top of the other until they become almost removed from reality, except that they’re painfully real. Watch below.

TOUR DATES:
04/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s ^ %
04/12 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC Vinyl Lounge ^
04/13 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight ^
04/14 Nashville, TN @ The End ^
04/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
04/16 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
04/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs) ^
04/18 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Inside) ^ *
04/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Sanitary Tortilla Factory ^
04/21 Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress ^
04/22 Long Beach @ Living Room LBC ^
04/26 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg ^ +
04/28 Boulder Creek, CA @ Do It Ourselves Festival
05/03 Vlieland, NL @ Here Comes The Summer Festival
05/04 Brussels, BE @ Le Nuits Botanique &
05/07 Bristol, UK @ Crofters Rights
05/08 London, UK @ The Lexington (SOLD OUT)
05/09 Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
05/11 Leeds, UK @ Gold Sounds Festival
05/12 Manchester, UK @ YES
05/14 Lille, FR @ La Bulle Cafe
05/15 Paris, FR @ Supersonic
05/16 Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
05/17 Nyon, CH @ La Paranthese
05/18 Zürich, CH @ Lauter Festival
05/20 München, DE @ Hauskonzerte
05/21 Jena, DE @ Trafo
05/22 Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/24 Brugge, BE Cactus Club
05/25 Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling
06/06 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda $
08/15-18 UK @ Green Man Festival
11/14 & 15 Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall ~
^ w/ Tasha
% w/ Chris Cohen
* w/ Hovvdy
+ w/ Lomelda
& w/ Weyes Blood
$ w/ Broken Social Scene
~ w/ Sylvan Esso

placeholder is out now via Saddle Creek.