We repeat: The New Wave-tastic '80s band Tears for Fears came out of the shadows last month to cover that experimental band you like to name drop for indie music cred, Animal Collective. Understandably, the music world has since responded like this:
Tears For Fears should reinvent themselves as an Animal Collective cover band because their version of My Girls is actually amazing
— CR (@_________Ciaran) January 9, 2014
Tears For Fears, 'My Girls (Animal Collective cover)'
WHERE DID THIS COME FROM, HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? http://t.co/RsJ3vdLA1E
— Tawny Kerr (@tawnykerr) December 18, 2013
— Brandon Weigel (@brandon_weigel) December 17, 2013
Oh, hey. Here's that video of Tears for Fears covering Animal Collective's "My Girls" that you can't believe exists http://t.co/UZaswisoJO
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) January 9, 2014
Animal collective covered by Tears for Fears is bizarre. I like it.
— lucy bridger (@misslucybridger) January 9, 2014
The rendition of "My Girls" came out on December 17, but we'd like to refocus your 2014 attention to the amazing cover because TEARS FOR FEARS. (Also, the diddy is popping up on social media once again.) They also recorded versions of Arcade Fire's "Ready to Start" and Hot Chip's "Boy From School."
And then there's this guy:
Tears for Fears covers Aughties indie bands. Nice gimmick to stay relevant fellas. http://t.co/U6SBYZXfDc
— Khody Akhavi (@khoresht) December 19, 2013