The Smiths

the north

every single manchester band ranked in order

Including a comprehensive playlist.
Felix Petty

10 iconic photographs that became album covers

How images by Nan Goldin, Deana Lawson, Peter Hujar, Diane Arbus, and Ryan McGinley have found new life as record sleeves.
Emily Manning

mike will made it might be our generation's best collaborator

As he releases a star-studded clutch of back-to-basics trap cuts, we sit down with the hitmaker to find out more about his new album and listening to The Smiths with Rae Sremmurd.
Emily Manning

discussing memories, music and merch with america’s most dedicated smiths fan

In addition to owning one of the most impressive collections in the country, Sean Samuelson makes the Smiths t-shirts you'll never find and plans to reveal it all in his new book.
Briony Wright

rare footage of five cult musicians’ humble beginnings on stage

From teenage Lauryn Hill’s debut at the Apollo to Gwen Stefani’s first TV appearance, we look back at some of our favorite earliest performances from some of today’s biggest musicians.
Jo Rosenthal

the smiths announce new 7" with two unreleased tracks

Morrissey designed the cover art, featuring a vintage photo of 'Skyfall' and 'Erin Brockovich' actor Albert Finney.
Hannah Ongley

james franco and tim o’keefe reveal a film from their smiths-inspired art band

Comprised of 10 individual music videos and shot by students at James’s mother’s school, ‘Let Me Get What I Want’ is a surreal portrait of high school emotions and the music that soundtracked them.
Hannah Ongley

listen to a lost 1981 recording from the pre-morrissey smiths

Drummer Si Wolstencroft recently found the cassette in his cellar while moving house.
Hannah Ongley

watch t-pain recreate an iconic smiths video in east la

You read that right; the patron saint of auto tune put on a pair of Morrissey’s signature spectacles to recreate the British band’s 'Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before' video for his new collaboration with Classixx.
Emily Manning

morrissey is on a campaign to get 'the queen is dead' back on the charts

The British band’s former frontman is pissed his record labels aren’t reissuing a 30th anniversary edition of its most iconic album.
Emily Manning

why we love the vinyl revival

During the shiny reign of CDs or at the dawn of digital downloads, there was a constant refrain of: “Who listens to records anymore?” But with vinyl sales marking the only bright spot in today’s struggling music market, it’s not just your grandparents...
Emily Manning
Adam Fletcher

warhol superstar joe dallessandro never once gave it away...

Drag queens, studs, hustlers, popstars, superstars, heiresses, artists, art tits; anything went at Andy Warhol’s Factory and as today marks the day one of his fabled Time Capsules is opened at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, we remember the original...
i-D Team