My KUTX: Hand Habits

My KUTX

My KUTX: Hand Habits

Posted by on May 24, 2019

Photo by Precious Parker/KUTX

For years, Meg Duffy was an incredibly skilled guitarist-for-hire, subtly shading Kevin Morby’s folk-rock excursions or ripping a widescreen slide solo for the War On Drugs. 2017 saw Duffy’s first release under the name Hand Habits, but this year’s placeholder has earned them more of a starring role. Buoyed by the atmospheric “Can’t Calm Down,” the album is quietly intense, finding space for both Duffy’s intimate, spare singing style and spiky guitar leads.

This week on My KUTX, Duffy takes some time out from a long national tour to play guest DJ, spinning an hour of influences that range from ’70s singer-songwriters and glam rock to inspiration from Duffy’s L.A. home. Hear Hand Habits’ My KUTX on Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime below. Hand Habits returns to Austin for a two-night stand opening for Whitney at the Mohawk on September 13 and 14.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Hand Habits – “Can’t Calm Down”]

1. Big Star – “Thirteen”

2. Bobby Charles – “I Must Be In A Good Place Now”

3. Damien Jurado – “Where You Want Me To Be”

4. Paul Simon – “Run That Body Down”

5. Sharon Van Etten – “One Day”

6. T. Rex – “Planet Queen”

7. Babehoven – “Icelake”

8. Gia Margaret – “Birthday”

9. Chris Cohen – “House Carpenter”

10. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, & Emmylou Harris – “The Pain Of Loving You”

11. Blue Ranger – “Missing Persons”

12. H.Takahashi – “Crystal”

13. Kath Bloom – “Come Here”