New Release Out Now! Curt Boettcher & Friends On LP & CD!

LOOKING FOR THE SUN:
THE LOST PRODUCTIONS OF CURT BOETTCHER & FRIENDS

 
High Moon Records is thrilled to announce a new collection of Curt Boettcher‘s long lost singles collected here for the first time, out on LP & CD on October 25, 2019. Looking For The Sun is available for pre-order in the store.

Featuring a mix of 21 songs as dynamically eclectic as they are sonically audacious—all either produced, arranged, or written by revolutionary psychedelic-pop producer Curt Boettcher.

Dangerous Minds premieres the first track, Cindy Malone’s stunning single You Were Near Me, previously unreleased and available now for the first time ever.

As a singer, Malone cut numerous sides for RCA and Capitol in the ’60s which are coveted by record collectors. Malone’s released output appears to have come to an end by 1967, around the time of Boettcher’s recording. Exactly why this stunning effort, assisted by Gary Paxton’s masterful studio crew, never saw release now joins the many other mysteries surrounding the Curt Boettcher catalog.

Best known for his groundbreaking contributions to what later became known as “sunshine pop,” and his hit productions for The Association (Cherish, Along Comes Mary), Curt Boettcher formed the pioneering rock bands The Ballroom and The Millennium, and contributed heavily to classic pop-psych album Sagittarius created and crafted by legendary producer Gary Usher (Beach Boys, Byrds). A Hollywood-based producer and arranger in the Phil Spector mode—whose sessions he actually participated in—Boettcher was innovative in utilizing the studio as an instrument—an approach that made a lasting impression on a young Brian Wilson. In 1966 and ’67, Boettcher spent so much time at Columbia Studios in Hollywood that some began to call CBS “Curt Boettcher Studios.”
 

Learn more about Curt Boettcher & Friends Looking For The Sun and pre-order the LP & CD in the store.

Ace of Cups on World Cafe & Start Summer Tour

Summer is here and it is time for the Ace of Cups to hit the road!

First stop is the World Cafe. The beloved NPR music show hosted the Ace of Cups for a lively performance and wonderful discussion of their history.

The band’s first tour in over 50 years – and their first ever as headliners – includes opening the 50th Anniversary of the historic Oregon Country Fair, the Kate Wolf Music Festival, the Venice Beach Music Fest, and many more. Tour dates are below. Find ticket info on the Ace Of Cups website.

ACE OF CUPS ‘SING YOUR DREAMS TOUR’

June 19 • Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam 3 – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
June 26 • Peacetown Summer Concert Series with Nick Gravenites Band – Sebastopol, CA
June 28, 29, 30 • Kate Wolf Music Festival – Black Oak Ranch, CA
July 6 • Shangri-La Music Festival – Weaverville, CA
July 12, 13, 14 • Oregon Country Fair – Eugene, OR
July 18 • Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley CA
July 20 • Venice Beach Music Fest – Venice Beach, CA
August 17 • Benefit For Harmonic Humanity with Jason Mraz – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

Ace of Cups hit the airwaves!

The Ace of Cups have been getting lots of love from everywhere including NPR and CBS News!

CBS News was at the Ace of Cups release celebration and followed them around San Francisco and visited their rehearsals as they prepared for their release party.

NPR caught up with the Ace on the eve of their debut release to hear their story and learn where they have been all these years, and even managed to capture a few insights from da capo George Wallace.