Entries Tagged ‘The Smiths’

Balance and Composure covers The Smiths

Balance and Composure covered the Smiths’ “Bigmouth Strikes Again” during their recent UK tour. The song originally appears on 1986′s the Queen Is Dead. Check out B&C’s rendition below.

The Whip cover Buzzcocks, do shows (2011)

The Whip did a series of covers for ‘JD Set’ last year. Here is a video of them doing ‘You Say You Don’t Love Me’ by The Buzzcocks, alongside Tim Burgess from The Charlatans and Mike Joyce from The Smiths. Watch here: http://bit.ly/pcRswr Here are some UK shows the band has on the books: Wednesday [...]

Smoking Popes dude covers The Smiths’ “Ask”

As part of AV Club’s Undercover: Summer Break video series, Smoking Popes’ Josh Caterer recorded a rendition of The Smiths’ “Ask.” Caterer was accompanied on the performance by Jenny Choi and members of Scotland Yard Gospel Choir.

Duncan Sheik covers Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, more

Singer-songwriter Duncan Sheik is readying an album of covers for release this June 7. STREAM: Duncan Sheik’s “Stripped” and “Shout” covers Here is the expected tracklist: 1. “Stripped” (Depeche Mode) 2. “Hold Me Now” (Thompson Twins) 3. “Love Vigilantes” (New Order) 4. “Kyoto Song” (The Cure) 5. “What Is Love” (Howard Jones) 6. “So Alive” [...]

Dum Dum Girls include Smiths song on new EP

Dum Dum Girls will be releasing a four-track EP called He Gets Me High that features a cover of The Smiths “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.”  The EP will be released March 1.

Freebass release It’s A Beautiful Life

Freebass, the band formed by Peter Hook, Mani Mounfield and Andy Rourke have released It’s A Beautiful Life.  Unfortunately the band announced they were no longer a functioning group in September.  Here are some MP3s from the new record to help you mourn: MP3: Freebass – “Bury Me Standing” MP3: Freebass – “Not Too Late”

Coheed and Cambria Covers The Smiths

Coheed And Cambria covers The Smiths

Smiths Bassist Plays With Smiths Tribute Band

Brooklyn fans of The Smiths got a special treat over the weekend, when the band’s original bassist, Andy Rourke, hopped on stage at the Bell House and performed with Smiths tribute band Sons & Heirs. Rourke’s ongoing feud with Morrissey makes a full-fledged reunion as unlikely as ever, but Rourke reportedly rumbled his way through [...]

The Cribs Play “We Share The Same Skies” On David Letterman

When he’s not working with Modest Mouse, ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has been writing and recording with The Cribs, and, on Thursday, Marr and the band put a cap on a short U.S. tour in support of Ignore the Ignorant by playing “We Share the Same Skies” on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Morissey Released From Hospital

Apparently Morissey collapsed on stage in Swindon, England, Saturday night, and was rushed to the hospital, the BBC reports. He has since been released and is resting at home. According to the BBC, Morrissey’s collapse happened during a performance of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” and was due to “breathing difficulties.” He was helped off [...]