Flogging Molly recording in Ireland

Flogging Molly Flogging Molly has begun recording their new full length and follow up to 2004’s Within A Mile Of Home. The band is currently in a studio in Dave King’s native Ireland and has also announced the return of accordion player Matt Hensley who left the band in January who has regrouped and is working with the band once again.

Since the release of Home, the band released the live CD+DVD Whiskey on a Sunday.
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The Hives detail “The Black and White Album”

The Hives have posted the track listing for their upcoming album. The full length The Black and White Album and is due out October 9th, 2007 in North America, and a day earlier in the UK. It will be preceded by the single “Tick Tick Boom,” which will hit download services in the US on August 14th and September 24th in the UK. While the UK does have to wait on the download, they do get a CD / 7″ single on October 1st.

The Black and White Album follows up 2004’s Tyrannosaurus Hives.
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Peer-to-peer war escalates: file sharing site reports major labels to police

The file-sharing war has just been escalated dramatically as the world’s largest BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay has launched a legal offensive against European divisions of some of the major labels. Companies named to police include EMI, Sony/BMG, Universal Music as well as several film and video game companies.

The site accuses the companies of using infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking and spamming against the site which is ranked in the top five hundred sites worldwide.

The fight over file sharing online has become increasingly desperate over the past few years with both the recording industry and sites like The Pirate Bay using increasingly strong legal and technological tactics against each other. Just last year, the site’s servers were seized by Swedish police but the site returned within 72 hours.
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Wild Orchid Children: "Birth of a Cabin," "Where the Mexican Boys Go"

Washington State’s Wild Orchid Children, who feature two members of Gatsbys American Dream, one from Forgive Durden and one ex-Acceptance member, have posted two new songs. You can check out “Birth of a Cabin” and “Where the Mexican Boys Go” on their MySpace page.

The tracks are culled from their forthcoming 10″ debut EP on the Bombs Over Bellevue label.
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Bright Eyes plans orchestral concert

Following in the footsteps of Metallica, Bright Eyes have announced plans for a special orchestral concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Bright Eyes’ multi-instrumentalist Nate Walcott has been rearranging the music with the Philharmonic for the performance which will feature “40 strings, 11 brass and 12 woodwinds.”

There are no orchestral concerts scheduled for Bright Eyes beyond the Hollywood Bowl date, but Walcott says he wouldn’t be surprised if other shows sprouted up at a later date. With the score edited and printed, Bright Eyes “could conceivably, with very little preparation, do a show with any orchestra around the world,” he says. “These orchestras don’t rehearse. They just show up and read it.”

The even will feature support from Yo La Tengo and M. Ward, but they will be performing sans orchestra.
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Mad About You, Enjoy the Ride Records, Hands of the Few, Cabrón!

Orono, Ontario-based singer/songwriter Mad About You has posted two songs from his new nine-song full-length, SoHo. You can check out “Have You Seen Laura Dern Lately?” and “Love Theme from Twin Peaks” at his MySpace page. He also recently posted a 2007 demo track there as well.

A new label has risen out of Long Island called Enjoy the Ride Records. The label is currently accepting both “solicited and unsolicited demos of all genres.”

Texas hardcore act Hands of the Few have posted several new songs on their MySpace page. The band has also announced a few shows, including a spot at Fallcore in Houston on October 20th, which will also feature bands like Bitter End, Iron Age, Die Young, Will to Live and the JonBenét.

San Diego, CA’s Cabrón! is promising to release a seven-song digital EP, Mexican Shoe Thief, for free on October 8th. The band has posted four songs from it on their MySpace page as well. The songs were recorded live to 2″ tape at Audio Design Studio in San Diego, CA and engineered by Dan Maier (Head Wound City, the Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, Some Girls). The EP will also be released with “500 silk screened wood block 12″ covers that [they’ll] sell at shows for about 7 bucks…[with] a blank disc with a site you can download the tunes from in it along with an insert for lyrics.”
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Phil Spector murder case ends in mistrial

The second-degree murder case of famed producer Phil Spector has ended in a mistrial. The case, first brought in September of 2004, concerned the murder of actress Lana Clarkson. On February 3, 2003 the actress was found shot in the face at Spector’s home in Alhambra, near Los Angeles.

The Bronx-born Spector, renound for his “Wall of Sound” production style, was behind such famed 60s singles as The Righteous Brothers’ You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling and Ike and Tina Turner’s River Deep, Mountain High. Among his production credits is The Beatles’ Let It Be. He famously pulled a gun on The Ramones during the recording of 1979’s End Of The Century.

You can see more about the case here.
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Upcoming Releases and another close look at Alkaline Trio

Alkaline TrioYou’re the lucky reader of the tenth edition of the Punknews.org Vinyl File. This column aims to keep you informed with upcoming releases as well as spotlighting interesting releases, your favorite band’s own collections and labels with an history of vinyl releases worth talking about. As always, Vinyl File is brought to you by Ben Conoley.

This week we are pleased to continue our in-depth look at Alkaline Trio‘s career in all it’s vinyl glory. They have released a whole bunch of records since joining forces with Vagrant, and we’ve got them all for you. We’ve also got new release info from NOFX, the Draft, Foo Fighters and more

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