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Phoenix Release ‘Alone on Christmas Day’ Featuring Bill Murray

By Jeff Cornell

Phoenix have released their first-ever Christmas single, a cover of the Beach Boys song “Alone on Christmas Day.” The track features Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, former David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, New York Dolls’ David Johansen (aka Buster Poindexter) and will appear in the Netflix holiday special A Very Murray Christmas. Listen to the track in the player below.

“Alone on Christmas Day” is a holiday track the Beach Boys recorded in 1979 that was never formally released.

Related: Watch Phoenix’s video for “Chloroform,” directed by Sophia Coppoola

A Very Murray Christmas was directed by Sofia Coppola and also stars George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Rashida Jones, Michael Cera and Chris Rock in addition to French rockers Phoenix. 

The song is available for download now at iTunes and Amazon. A limited edition 7″ of the song is on sale here and will be available at all independent music retailers nationwide.  

All proceeds raised from the sale of the song will benefit UNICEF.


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