Current Joys

Current Joys, the hazy indie solo project of LA-based artistic chameleon Nicholas Rattigan, has been making waves behind a recent slate of singles & videos that have this writer’s full attention. Rattigan’s credits are many, from work as the frontman for two-piece Surf Curse, to solo work authored under numerous aliases, to directorial work for indie-rock sweethearts Girlpool; the multi-talented songwriter never seems to pigeonhole himself into any one corner. Most recently, Rattigan has been making music again under his solo incarnation, the aforementioned Current Joys, and we’ve been happily consuming his many rumblings to pace 2018.

“Fear”, a lurching indie-pop ballad tracked by a simple 808-sounding drum line, a very Brooklyn inspired jangly, reverb-tinged guitar loop (fitting as Rattigan recently maintained residence in NYC) and his aching vocal refrain, is one of the latest additions to Current Joys’ expanding catalog; and with every passing listen, manages to worm its way even deeper into our psyche. Its simple structure and intoxicating melody never seem to release its grip throughout the tune’s entirety, letting its listener dive deeper into Rattigan’s mind and songwriting with every passing verse. A Different Age will see release on March 2, and as Nicholas Rattigan is set to embark across a U.S. Tour (full dates can be found after the jump) with the likes of Porches and Zola Jesus, we’re gearing up for its release and a chance to catch Current Joys in the flesh.

Stream “Fear” above, and check out Current Joys’ full tour dates by clicking the link below.

Current Joys Tour Dates:
* w/ Porches, Public Access TV
# w/ Andrew W.K., Zola Jesus, Titus Andronicus, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and more
03/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room, A Different Age LP release show
03/14-03/16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
03/17 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada NSFWknd *
03/19 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
03/22 – Boise, ID – Treefort Festival #
03/24 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03/25 – Portland, OR – Holocene
03/27 – Arcata, CA – Outer Space
03/28 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
03/29 – Sacramento, CA – Sol Collective
03/30 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
03/31 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room at the Observatory
04/03 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04/04 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
04/06 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Locker Room
04/07 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar Upstairs
04/08 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMoCA
04/09 – Brooklyn, NY – Park Church Co Op
04/12 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
04/13 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
04/14 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s
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