I wanted to take a moment and share some information about some upcoming releases I am very excited about.
First up, my friend and past Moon in the Gutter Q&A participant Jill Nelson is working on an exciting new book entitled 1976: Tapes From California and she has just started a new blog dedicated to it. Jill is one of my favorite writers and is a terrific person so please give a visit to her new blog and support her upcoming book.
Next up we have the much anticipated re-release of David Hess' incredible soundtrack to Wes Craven's Last House on the Left. I have just pre-ordered the limited to 1000 CD and can't wait to hear it. Here is the link for American readers and a different one for International followers.
Back to the bookshelf, legendary actress Seka is getting ready to release her sure to be essential autobiography Inside Seka. I am expecting my copy from Amazon next week and look forward to covering the book here after I read it. Here is the Amazon link for those interested, as well as a recent New York Daily News article on it.
On the DVD and Blu-ray front. Severin Films has some amazing new releases coming up including a special edition of one of my favorites House on Straw Hill and a limited edition package dedicated to Jess Franco's The Hot Nights of Linda.
Kino Redemption continue their incredibly valuable Mario Bava collection with two key films just released on DVD and Blu-ray, A Bay of Blood and Five Dolls for an August Moon. Both discs look incredible and contain essential Tim Lucas commentary tracks.
Two of my favorite bands, Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star, return this month. Both releases are a major cause for celebration.
Finally the great Kathleen Hanna has recently resurrected her band Julie Ruin and the new EP is a real jaw dropper. Visit their site here and give a listen.