Scarlett Johansson Covers The Cure

In a new seven-song live session, ScarJo supplements her prolonged assault on the Tom Waits songbook with a take on the Cure’s “Boys Don’t Cry.” Buyer beware: It’s an iTunes exclusive, so the curiosity click will cost you a dollar. Not sure who’s backing her on the session, and although it’s probably some variant of the group of Sitek All-Stars that brought that soundbite-friendly “cough medicine/tinkerbell” vibe to the LP, Scarlett’s “Boys” has less in common with TVOTR’s lushness than with the Doors’ modal meandering. This is the end, beautiful friend. Available here.