Tears For Fears continue their streak of releasing covers of contemporary indie-rock cuts, today surprising fans with a new cover of Animal Collective’s 2009 single “My Girls” — the latest in their series of recordings, following Arcade Fire and Hot Chip covers, that the band made earlier this year while gearing up to make a new album.
While’s it’s been no secret that Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are working on a follow-up to 2004 reunion album Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, the band today said: “And finally… we’d like to officially announce that we are writing and recording new original material to be released in 2014!”
The new Animal Collective cover also comes with an appropriately trippy video courtesy of Vinyl Williams, which you can see below — along with the music video for the original track.
Plus, as a bonus, TFF also shared a new cover of “Pale Shelter” by Matthew Dear with an assist from Tegan and Sara. You can listen to that, too, below.
Tears For Fears, “My Girls” (Animal Collective)
Animal Collective, “My Girls”
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- Stream: Tears For Fears covers Hot Chip’s ‘And I Was A Boy From School’
- Stream Tears For Fears’ 4-song Peel Session from 1982 — off ‘The Hurting’ box set
- Stream: Tears For Fears, ‘Pale Shelter’ (Original 12-Inch Mix) — off ‘The Hurting’ box set
- Stream: Tears For Fears gives Arcade Fire’s ‘Ready to Start’ an electro-orchestral makeover
- Tears For Fears’ ‘The Hurting’ box set: Remixes, B-sides, radios sessions, live DVD