Hand Habits (aka Meg Duffy), who we named one of the best new artists of 2017 off the strength of their debut album Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) (released on Woodsist), has signed to Saddle Creek for its follow-up, placeholder, which drops March 1 via Hand Habits' new label home (pre-order). The title track, which features guest vocals from Hannah Read of Lomelda, is out now and it's another great dose of Meg's warm, old-soul, folky indie rock but a little bigger and cleaner sounding than the songs on their debut. It comes with a video directed by Madeline Kenney, which you can check out below.

As mentioned, Hand Habits also has tons of tour dates coming up. They've got the run with Japanese Breakfast this month, including the Brooklyn Steel shows on 1/17 with Palehound and 1/18 with WHY? (tickets). They also have a headlining NYC show on April 10 at Bowery Ballroom with Tasha (tickets), which follows shows in Troy, NY and Hudson, NY. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. placeholder
2. can't calm down
3. pacify
4. jessica
5. yr heart (reprise)
6. heat
7. are you serious?
8. wildfire
9. what's the use
10. guardrail / pwrline
11. what lovers do
12. the book on how to change part II

Hand Habits -- 2019 Tour Dates
1/16 - Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom #
1/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
1/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
1/19 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage #
3/22 - Bolinas, CA @ Bolinas Community Center >
3/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall @ $
3/25 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios %
3/26 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern %
3/29 - Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court
3/30 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/1 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
4/2 - Eau Claire, WI @ The Gallery at The Oxbow Hotel *
4/3 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
4/4 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout * +
4/8 - Troy, NY @ Post Contemporary Church
4/9 - Hudson, NY @ The Half Moon Hudson
4/10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
4/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's ^
4/12 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC Vinyl Lounge ^
4/13 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight ^
4/14 - Nashville, NC @ The End ^
4/15 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
4/16 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
4/18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (Inside) ^
4/20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sanitary Tortilla Factory ^
4/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress ^
4/22 - Long Beach @ Living Room LBC ^
4/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg ^

# w/ Japanese Breakfast
> w/ Alex Bleeker
@ w/ Wizard Apprentice
$ w/ Stephen Steinbrink
% w/ Mega Bog
* w/ Tomberlin
+ w/ Gia Margaret
^ w/ Tasha