The Smiths

Strangeways, Here We Come Turns 25

The Smiths commenced recording their fourth (and ultimately final) full-length knowing the title of the album and little else. Still, the band possessed such a…
Brad Shoup | September 28, 2012 - 2:40 pm
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Let’s Stay Not Together: The 10 Best Quotes About Bands Never Reuniting

Most of us go to work every day at jobs we find redundant, collaborating with people we don't like. And, generally speaking, the pay is…
Kenny Herzog | June 25, 2012 - 11:51 am
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Watch Quicksand Reunite At Revelation Records 25th Anniversary

After Gorilla Biscuits broke up and before he formed Rival Schools, Walter Schreifels led the great New York post-hardcore band Quicksand. Quicksand mastered an emotive…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2012 - 10:44 am
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The 2012 Smiths/Morrissey Convention @ Avalon, Hollywood 4/29/12

Yesterday fans of the Smiths and Morrissey united at the Avalon in Hollywood to celebrate all things Moz. Plenty of pompadours and horn-rimmed glasses filled…
Andrew Youssef | April 30, 2012 - 12:06 pm
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Watch Johnny Marr On Portlandia

Johnny Marr is the latest figure from the rock world to drop into this season of Portlandia, joining the ranks of Isaac Brock, Joanna Newsom,…
Corban Goble | March 5, 2012 - 2:51 pm
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Morrissey Easter Egg Found In Google Earth

Well, somebody's being cute. As the Verge reports, enterprising landscape architect Ste Allan has inserted a pixelated image of Morrissey, in classic Smiths-era recline, on…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 10:29 am
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Katy Goodman Covers The Smiths (Stereogum Premiere)

Katy Goodman is a red-haired human being who, as Kickball Katy, plays bass in the Vivian Girls, and who, as La Sera, also makes solo…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2011 - 4:50 pm
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Moz Licenses Smiths Tune To UK Dept Store Ad

Morrissey is either getting even more into the Christmas spirit than everyone else, or he's cold getting paid. The man recently licensed a cover version…
Tom Breihan | November 11, 2011 - 1:57 pm
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Best Coast & Johnny Marr – “In Your Sleep”

Betheny Cosentino's in that rarified place where she's both on elder rock champions radar and also in their Fave Five. (We're still making "Fave Five"
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2011 - 10:44 am

The 10 Best Indie Rock Songs Under 2 Minutes

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We've put…
Stereogum | October 17, 2011 - 10:56 am
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Watch Moz Cover Lou Reed, Play New Tunes In Perth

Yesterday we celebrated The Queen Is Dead's 25th Anniversary. Today we celebrate the live version of new Morrissey song, "The Kid's A Looker," which Moz…
Brandon Stosuy | June 17, 2011 - 9:53 am
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The Queen Is Dead Turns 25

Last year when Meat Is Murder celebrated its 25th anniversary, we asked musicians like Zach Condon, Drew Daniel, Frankie Rose, Jamie Stewart, the No Age…
Brandon Stosuy | June 16, 2011 - 4:05 pm
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Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am
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Download Smiths Demos

Someone made a Smiths vinyl bootleg called Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals. Someone else made a rip of the (pretty illuminating, great) 16-track collection that features,…
Brandon Stosuy | January 3, 2011 - 10:50 am
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Tokyo Police Club – “Breakneck Speed (Andy Rourke Remix)”

Yes, it's that Andy Rourke, bassist for the Smiths, who put together this remix. Rourke hosts a show called Jetlag on East Village Radio, and…
jessica | June 18, 2010 - 2:08 pm
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Meat Is Murder Turns 25

When I was in high school I had a Meat Is Murder t-shirt. The one with the lyrics to the album's title track on the…
Brandon Stosuy | February 9, 2010 - 8:38 am
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Moz Apologizes For Swords, Hopes For A Steadier 2010

Morrissey has had a pretty tough year, no doubt. From collapsing onstage to getting pegged in the head with a bottle, and finally ejecting a
Brandon Stosuy | December 16, 2009 - 12:29 pm
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Parenthetical Girls, Xiu Xiu Cover Morrissey

The bands split sides of a 7" to pay tribute to Moz, with Xiu Xiu tackling "I Am Hated For Loving" and Parenthetical Girls on…
Amrit Singh | November 23, 2009 - 2:18 pm
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Bottled Moz Cuts Off UK Gig After One Song

A couple weeks ago Morrissey collapsed on stage during a performance of "This Charming Man" at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon. A couple days…
Brandon Stosuy | November 9, 2009 - 9:12 am
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Morrissey Returns To The Stage

According to The Times Moz looked "unhealthy and uncomfortable" (and bloated) at Albert Hall on Tuesday when he retooled "How Soon Is Now" to include…
Brandon Stosuy | October 29, 2009 - 12:16 pm
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