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Bill Murray and Phoenix join forces for “Alone on Christmas Day” — listen

Unlikely bedfellows join forces to cover The Beach Boys

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    Today brings the release of Bill Murray’s Netflix Christmas special, A Very Murray Christmas, which was directed by Sofia Coopla. The film features appearances from several notable musicians, including Phoenix, who also teamed up with Murray to record a cover of The Beach Boys’ “Alone on Christmas Day”. (Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars is married to Sofia Coopla.)

    The track also features Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, and New York Dolls’ David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter). Listen in below via Spotify, or via Apple Music.

    Phoenix premiered the track on Zane Lowe’s Beats Radio 1 program on Thursday. In an accompanying interview, the band revealed that they’re currently in the studio, working on new material. Their last album came in the form of 2013’s Bankrupt!.

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