In a bizarre mix-up...
Scott Colothan

10:11 28th December 2006

In a bizarre mix-up Arcade Fire have leaked one of their own songs onto the internet by accident.

The acclaimed Canadian outfit were meant to be releasing ‘Intervention’ – the first track to be lifted from their new album ‘Neon Bible’ - via iTunes today (December 28).

Proceeds from the limited edition download release are going to the Partners In Health charity.

However, someone at the band’s US label Merge uploaded the second track on the album ‘Black Wave/Bad Vibrations’ by mistake yesterday.

The mix-up meant that millions of people had access to a brand new Arcade Fire track for a whole day.

Win Butler from the band commented: “I guess it is sort of charming that we can send the wrong song to the whole world with the click of a mouse…there will be a Paypal link up on for those who have downloaded the songs without paying but still want to give money to”