Hand Habits, the project of Meg Duffy, has announced details of new album Sugar The Bruise and shared lead single "Something Wrong." Duffy's new album will be released via Fat Possum on June 16. Scroll down to hear "Something Wrong" now.
Sugar The Bruise was made in collaboration with Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic, Art Feynman) and Philip Weinrobe (Adrienne Lenker, Cass McCombs).
Speaking about the new album, Duffy says they were inspired by a songwriting class they taught in summer 2021. “For Sugar the Bruise, I had no plan other than to let my mind go blank, and lean into the playful side of things,” they explain. “To laugh a little, to lighten up, to shift the focus off of my own experience a bit.”
Additionally, Duffy has announced a west coast North America summer tour that includes Hand Habits shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They will also be opening for Tegan & Sara as well as playing festival dates at Hipnic and Pop Montreal. See below for dates.
Last year Duffy released “Greatest Weapon” and “Under The Water,” a split single with Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath. Their most recent album Fun House was released in 2021.
Hand Habits tour dates:
May 3 - Solvang, CA - Solvang Festival Theater *
May 19-21: Big Sur, CA - Hipnic
June 15 - Healdsburg, CA - Little Saint ^
June 17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
June 18 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt ^
June 20 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^
June 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^
June 24 - Los Angeles, CA - Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
September 30 - Montreal, QC - Théâtre Rialto (Pop Montreal)
* w/ Tegan & Sara
^ w/ Gregory Uhlmann