Tim Burton’s latest stop-motion creation, “Frankenweenie,” doesn’t debut in theaters for another 10 days, but the companion album Frankenweenie Unleashed! came out today featuring a brand-new recording from The Cure’s Robert Smith: a woozy cover of the old Frank Sinatra standard “Witchcraft,” which you can stream here.
Not to be confused with Danny Elfman’s actual soundtrack, the new companion record also features contributions from Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grace Potter featuring The Flaming Lips and Neon Trees, plus Plain White T’s contributing a cover of the Ramones’ “Pet Sematary,” from the soundtrack to the 1989 Stephen King adaptation.
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- Robert Smith: The Cure to mount first-ever full South American tour next year
- Video: The Cure at Germany’s Southside Festival — watch full 70-minute webcast
- Stream: The Cure’s first American concert — newly discovered tape of Cherry Hill, NJ, 1980
- Video: The Cure debuts guitarist Reeves Gabrels, digs out rarities at Pinkpop Festival