Often cited as one of the world's top live acts, Arcade Fire prove yet again that they don't need arena bombast to make an impact, as illustrated in a recent three-song session the Montreal act recorded for Australia's Triple J Radio.

While touring Down Under in support of their recent "Reflektor" album, the group mixed things up with new arrangements and instrumental line-ups for some familiar songs. 

With a grinning Win Butler addressing the presumably small Aussie crowd, they kick things off with a fractured riff from Blur's "Song 2" before launching into the "Reflektor" tune "Normal Person," featuring a row of conga players led by Regine Chassagne, and what sounds like a detuned piano used for occasional percussion.

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They followed with a sparse, hymn-like take on the haunting "My Body is a Cage" from their sophomore release "Neon Bible."

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Listen to the entire session here, including hilarious exchanges about their Oscar-nomnated soundtrack for Spike Jonze's "Her," and their love of drum-loving hitmakers Imagine Dragons and actual imagined dragons.

Arcade Fire's North American tour kicks off March 6 in Louisville, KY.

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.