MOVIE STAR JUNKIES: A Poison Tree: CD

Has a wandering gypsy feel with lush layers of maudlin musicianship, very much akin to NickCave’s dark orchestrations. The brooding of Bauhaus and complexity of early Cure put this in regular (albeit sparing) rotation. Stand out tracks: “The Walnut Tree,” “Hail,” “Under the Marble Fawn.”

 –thiringer (Voodoo Rhythm)