Song of the Moment: Animal Collective – My Girls

My Girls – Animal Collective

Animal Collective – My Girls

Clocking in at just over five and half minutes, My Girls is a journey as much as a song. It takes a while to build up, adding layers of vocals and ambiance as it progresses. The lyrics are simple and short focusing on the basic wants of a simple life, a proper house for his wife and daughter (aka His Girls). The “oooh” at the end of the chorus’ last line is, hyperbolically, the best thing I’ve ever heard.

Recommended as a simple spacey pop song. It’s definitely not a club song (at least until the remix comes out), but more background filler for a sunny afternoon stroll. There’s little percussion, but plenty other sounds to enjoy.

Animal Collective are in Vancouver on May 24th at the Commodore. That means they’ll be close to the Gorge for the upcoming Sasquatch festival, so look for them to appear on that bill as well.