Vampire Weekend’s New iTunes EP Includes Their Cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down”


Any last-minute digital-music shoppers out there are hereby advised that there’s a new six-song Vampire Weekend EP up on iTunes today, mostly reprising their own work but including the whimsically bloopy cover of Springsteen’s “I’m Goin’ Down” that surfaced earlier this year. Given that the Boss is capable of being plenty whimsically bloopy himself, this isn’t exactly blasphemous — Ezra Koenig may not sing “I remember back when we started/My kisses used to turn you inside-out” with the same, uh, degree of credibility, but who among us can? Below, an earlier version; just keep these guys away from “I’m on Fire” and we’ll be fine.