pinky demos

by Hand Habits

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  • Small Shifts 10" Split with Peg
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    Alt. recordings of 'Bloom' and 'Be Yr Man' available via Eschatone Records, limited run 10 inch vinyl. Side A is Hand Habits, side B is Peg (Sheridan Riley's band from Long Beach). Comes with a handmade patch/postcard while supplies last. Once they go they are ghosts

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You were a walk in the park you were a shot in the dark you were a day spent asleep (all in all it doesn't matter) you were a holdin my hand you were a song in a band you were a moon without wax (all in all it doesn't matter) now you were a drunk driveway you were a starlit skyline you were a burnt out breezway (all in all it doesn't matter) you were a pipe in the door you were a desk on the floor you were a fallin apart all in all why does it matter now
Bloom 06:10
Be Yr Man 05:23


a four song demo recorded on Delaware Ave in Albany, NY. This is the first release for Hand Habits. In it's entirety, the demos were all recorded in the course of a week. When you listen to these songs, it helps to picture yourself underwater. Or in an underwater cave. At midnight.

"Meg Duffy has been a fixture, as a guitarist, in the Hudson Valley indie scene and with Hand Habits forms the core of a very tidy, talented, and evolving four-piece band. Small Shifts... might at first seem somewhat daunting - it consists of one 6-minute long song and one 9-minutes long. You might think a major commitment is required to appreciate Hand Habits, but you will be surprised. Duffy’s reverb-drenched voice, acoustic guitar, and electric noise hanging out in the shadows, are a transportive device. You can sit and listen hard for the subtle electronics and try to untangle the lyrics, or you can put it on and drift through the day, just like Duffy’s wandering voice."
- Nat Lyon, Louder Than War


released July 10, 2012

All sounds, clicks, beeps, voices, and mouth noises captured and collected by the wonderful Emily Sprague. All words and melodies and rhythms derived and put together by M. Duffy. Some harmonies you hear are coming from the vocal chords of Emily Sprague. Thanks to Eric Margan for letting us blip and yell and beep and woosh in your home.


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