Song o’ the Week: Hand Habits’ “Be Yr Man”

February 25th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

Hmmm, not too small…
And not too big…
Ah yes, it’s that perfect 10-inch piece of vinyl, just right for the swirling dream-pop of Meg Duffy’s Hand Habits.

And Hand Habits’ new 10-incher could be in your hot little hands right now… at least digitally speaking. It’s a split EP with Peg, the new side-project band from Avi Buffalo drummer Sheridan Riley. Peg’s four-song side of the disc is titled Living With Abbreviation, while Hand Habits’ two-song side – featuring “Be Yr Man” and “Bloom” – is dubbed Small Shifts. (And that begs the question – If it’s only two songs, is it really an EP? Or just a single with both songs on the same side of the disc?)

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Either way, the package is being released today (Tuesday, February 25) by the fine folks at Eschatone Records as a digital download (on itunes and other download sites), as well as in a vinyl limited edition of just 125 copies featuring two front covers, each signed by its respective artist, and includes a sheet of liner notes. In addition, vinyl purchase also includes a download of both the Peg and Hand Habits audio.

And you can check out Hand Habits live at Skidmore College’s Falstaff’s in Saratoga Springs at 9:30pm on Friday (February 28) with Soft Powers (FREE), as well as at 8pm on Saturday night (March 1) at Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen with Northern Faces and MaryLeigh Roohan ($10).