Hand Habits Shares Video For “No Difference”

Hand Habits, has shared a video for “No Difference,” the track is off their release Fun House, due out on October 22, via Saddle Creek
Hand Habits photo by Jacob Boll

Hand Habits, has shared a video for “No Difference,” the track is off their forthcoming release Fun House, due out on October 22, via Saddle Creek. Ahead of the album’s release, Hand Habbits has shared a video for the album track “No Difference.” Hand Habits is hitting the road this fall on tour with Perfume Genius, Andy Shauf and playing a record release show at Los Angeles’ Pico Union.

Fun House was Produced by Sasami Ashworth (SASAMI) and engineered by Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), the record was not intended as a reaction to the pandemic, but it was very much the result of taking a difficult, if much-needed, moment of pause. Emboldened by going into therapy and coaxed by Ashworth to push the songs into unexpected new shapes, the resulting music is more acutely personal and stylistically adventurous than anything you’ve heard from Hand Habits before.

“When the pandemic happened, everything stopped,” recalls Duffy. “I had been touring consistently for five years, both on my own and playing in other people’s bands, so I wasn’t really writing a lot in between. It had been full pedal to the metal in terms of traveling and scheduling, which meant I really didn’t have a lot of time to think about how I felt or really check in with myself. Then, when the world basically stopped, it turned out to be the longest I’ve been alone in my entire life — without being in a relationship, without being on the road, without working myself to exhaustion — and the result was really like, holy shit. I slammed on the brakes and everything psychologically that I’d been pushing down and ignoring for the past few years suddenly flew to the foreground.”

What started out as a personal reckoning eventually blossomed into a fruitful and convenient means of making new music. Grounded in LA and sharing a house with Ashworth and Thomas, who also runs a studio space in the building, Duffy began to flesh out the songs that would eventually become Fun House. The new songs also became a prism through which Duffy could begin to self-actualize in a new way.

“I felt a massive shift in the way that I was seeing the world and seeing myself, moving through certain emotional patterns and behavioral patterns, and really taking them apart,” explains Duffy. “Sasami empowered me to take up a lot of different sonic spaces and challenged me to rethink these limitations that I had about my own identity. I wouldn’t allow myself to step into certain roles because of the little box I was putting myself in based on all of these false narratives that I had come to believe about myself. I think this also coincides with my trans identity too, because so much of that journey for me has been me really fighting against what I’m not “allowed” to be.”

Hand Habits
Fun House
Saddle Creek
Track List

1. More Than Love
2. Aquamarine
3. Just to Hear You (feat. Perfume Genius)
4. No Difference
5. Graves
6. False Start
7. Clean Air
8. Concrete & Feathers
9. The Answer
10. Gold/Rust
11. Control

Hand Habits
Live Dates

9/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall ^
9/8 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory ^
9/11 – Bozeman, MT @ The ELM ^
9/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom ^
9/16 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress Outside ^
9/21 – Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s ~
9/25 – Eugene, OR @ Session’s Music Hal ~
9/26 – Tacoma, WA @ Elk’s Temple ~
9/28 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley ~
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA @ SOHO Music Club ~
10/1 – Sonoma, CA @ Sebastiani Theater ~
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union *
11/1 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box ^
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall ^
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
11/14, Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^

^ w/ Perfume Genius
~ w/ Andy Shauff
* Fun House Record Release Show

Pre-order Fun House by Hand Habits HERE