How We Got Here
Christmas in Middle-Earth, the brainchild of 8 years worth of Tolkien fanaticism, was the result of a drunken joke that just never ended. “What if they celebrated Christmas in the Shire and sang drinking songs about it in the Green Dragon? What if we wrote one? Wouldn’t that be hilarious?” It wasn’t, but we did it anyway. And thus, an unhinged bit was born that went on for way too long. 8 years to be exact.
It began as a sporadic release of demos – because who needs regular album drops anyway? Then came an epic plot twist: 2020's quarantine united our fictional band to 'fix, remix, and remaster' the entire album. It's like 'The Two Towers,' but with mixing boards instead of towers! ...too far?
Our quest took us from apartments to cozy home studios all along the East Coast from 2012 to 2020, with generous contributions from musical magicians who also happen to be LOTR aficionados. Because, let's face it, who wouldn't want to rock out to Middle-Earth?
Disclaimer: This is pure parody. We're just geeking over J.R.R. Tolkien's genius, the folks behind the films, and the epic musical stylings of Howard Shore.
Jay Kennedy, Captured in Words
"Brendan Dalton made some really funny Middle-Earth cosy songs that you can listen to to get into the Christmas spirit."
Erik Kain, Forbes Magazine
"Yes, it's a goofy ten tracks of parody but it's lively and a lot of fun."