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Morrissey Accuses HMV Of Attempting To “Freeze Sales” Of The Smiths’ “The Queen Is Dead” Reissue

122 days ago
StereogumThe Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead came out 31 years ago yesterday. In celebration of that anniversary, the band announced a new vinyl reissue of the LP's opening title track, and the single went on sale yesterday. But Morrissey is not happy with th... more info

The Smiths Reissue “The Queen Is Dead” Single On Its 31st Anniversary

123 days ago
StereogumYesterday the Smiths teased something to do with 1986's The Queen Is Dead on Facebook, posting a black and white photo of several young men carrying a coffin with the caption "TQID 16.06.17." Today, exactly 31 years after the title track was released... more info

Review Revue: The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come

124 days ago
KEXP SeattlePulling this album from my digital pile of photos brought up an interesting (to me, anyway) bit of synchronicity. The last time I posted about the Smiths, I wasn’t yet a father – being an adoptive dad, I didn’t even know that I would have a son... more info

The Smith Street Band – “Shine” Video

145 days ago
Chorus.fmThe Smith Street Band have released a video for “Shine.” more info

Morrissey Releases Statement About Manchester Arena Attack

147 days ago
StereogumManchester, England is one of modern music's most historically significant cities, in no small part because it gave us the Smiths. ("Oh Manchester, so much to answer for!") A horrific new chapter was added to that history yesterday, and today, Morris... more info

What Is Justin Bieber’s Favorite Smiths Song Do You Think?

166 days ago
StereogumPeople are always getting down on Justin Bieber for wearing vintage rock T-shirts because, it is assumed, Justin Bieber doesn't actually like Nirvana or Metallica or Iron Maiden or Marilyn Manson. This, of course, is a pretty bizarre leap in logic: J... more info

Wednesday Music News

167 days ago
KEXP SeattleTwo bands that probably sit close to each other on your record shelf: The Shins performed a session for Spotify where they covered The Smiths 1986 single “Panic.” Listen below. James Mercer and friends also performed their own track “Name For Y... more info

The Shins Cover The Smiths

167 days ago
Chorus.fmThe Shins have covered The Smiths’ “Panic” for Spotify. more info

The Shins Cover The Smiths For Spotify Singles

167 days ago
JamBaseListen to The Shins cover The Smiths and play a song from their new album ‘Heartworms’ for Spotify Singles. more info

The Shins – “Panic” (The Smiths Cover)

167 days ago
StereogumA couple of months ago, after a long layoff, the Shins finally came back with Heartworms , their new album. And today, they've also released a new cover of a song they admire. James Mercer recorded his soft acoustic take on the Smiths' 1986 classic ... more info

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