Music Video: Woah! Tears for Fears cover of Animal Collective's My Girls

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Fancy taking a walk through a fuchsia world of palm trees, ancient runes and digital architecture? Follow us, friend. The soundtrack to this journey will be a thrilling, shiveringly good cover of Animal Collective’s worldwide party hit My Girls. As well as being a song that will easily soundtrack any good memory you have stored in your brain at any time, it’s also a treasured amulet of modern music and cannot be covered or remade without some kind of fuss being made. In my opinion, both the cover and video of this remake are spectacular. 80s crooners Tears for Fears have done a smashing job on the vocals whilst American musician and artist Vinyl Williams (real name Lionel) has made a very impressive if mildly headache-inducing video for it. Also, turns out they do say “adobe slats”.

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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    Vinyl Williams: Tears for Fears – My Girls (Animal Collective cover)

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.