New Old Arcade Fire – “Burning Bridges”

Did you get what you wanted for Boxing Day? (Do you get gifts for Boxing Day?) If not, this giveaway from the rock gods Montréalais may lessen the blow. In promotion of Miroir Noir, the new Neon Bible tour documentary, Arcade Fire have made “a previously unreleased track from the Neon Bible Archives” available for free download. As suspected, “Burning Bridges” is a studio recording of “Burning Bridges, Breaking Hearts,” which AF played on the Funeral tour. Except this version is instrumental. I think Win wants you to mash it with Beyoncé?

Get a link to download the MP3 by sharing a working e-mail address with Here’s a live version so you’ll know what to sing in your head.

Arcade Fire – “Burning Bridges, Breaking Hearts” (Live) (MP3)

Miroir Noir is available for immediate digital down and DVD pre-order at

[Photo by me @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 10/13/04.]

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