The tourmates performed “I’m Goin’ Down” at the Earl in Atlanta last week, in direct violation of Vampire Weekend’s multiple takes on the same Springsteen track. Truth is, Free Energy and Titus Andronicus do a better job locating the joyous, unbuttoned spirit of the live original.
In addition to the collaborative effort, Free Energy covered the song by themselves for a split tour-only 7″ that features Titus doing the Television Personalities’ “Anxiety Block” on the other side. Surprised the Jersey boys (and girls) would let some Philly dudes handle the Boss. The single looks like this: