The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell

Current Joys, the project of Nick Rattigan, has teamed up with his visual collaborator Gary Canino on The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell
The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell

Current Joys, the project of Nick Rattigan, has teamed up with his visual collaborator Gary Canino to co-direct a horror-comedy-play-concert-film-experience: The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell. The film follows the band as their rehearsals for an upcoming show are haunted by a disturbed spirit in the venue – chaos ensues soundtracked by live renditions of Voyager. The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell makes its cinematic debut with two sold out screenings at Braindead’s Fairfax Studios cinema in Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow. The film is also coming out episodically on YouTube in the lead up to the soundtrack’s release on September 10th. “Act 1 – The Rehearsal” is available to stream now and precedes “Act 2 – Lights Out” and “Act 3 – Opening Night,” which will also be released ahead of the forthcoming North American headline tour including two one-off intimate dates next month at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, which is already sold out, and Market Hotel in Brooklyn.

Throughout The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell, Current Joys has a brush with death when an ancient Evil that has been long buried in the theater is accidentally awakened. There is life, love, laughs and danger as the ensemble cast slash and solo their way toward their final performance, dodging chandeliers and “that damn phantom.”

A Nevada native, Rattigan began Current Joys in Reno, before moving to New York after school and busting his ass working as a production assistant in the film/TV industry. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2016, and the songs that make up Voyager began coming together shortly after. Rattigan believes in the premonitory power of music, and he latches onto the song ideas that strike him in the moment, propelled by an abstract existentialism or burst of feeling more than anything else.

Current Joys
The Phantom of the Highland Park Ebell
Tracklist

Act 1 – The Rehearsal
1. Dancer in the Dark (Phantom Version)
2. American Honey (Phantom Version)
3. Breaking the Waves (Phantom Version)

Act 2 – Lights Out
4. Amateur (Phantom Version)
5. Money Making Machine (Phantom Version)
6. Rebecca (Phantom Version)

Act 3 – Opening Night
7. The Spirit or the Curse (Phantom Version)
8. Shivers (Phantom Version)
9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Phantom Version)
10. Vagabond (Phantom Version)
11. Voyager Pt 2 (Phantom Version

Score
12. Phantom Theme

Current Joys Tour Dates
Wed. Sept. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (SOLD OUT)*
Tue. Sept. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
Tue. Jan. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Wed. Jan. 19 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Thu. Jan. 20 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Fri. Jan. 21 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Sat. Jan. 22 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
Sun. Jan. 23 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mon. Jan. 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Fri. Jan. 28 – Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar
Sat. Jan. 29 – Miami, FL @ Gramps
Tue. Feb. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
Wed. Feb. 2 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Fri. Feb. 4 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Sat. Feb. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. Feb. 6 – New York, NY @ Warsaw
Wed. Feb. 9 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Thu. Feb. 10 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Fri. Feb. 11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Sat. Feb. 12 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Mon. Feb. 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Wed. Feb. 16 – Denver, CO @ The Gothic Theater
Thu. Feb. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Fri. Feb. 18 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Sat. Feb. 19 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Sun. Feb. 20 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Wed. Feb. 23 – Reno, NV @ Holland Project
Thu. Feb. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sat. Feb. 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theater

* w/ Your Angel

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