Juicebox Recording Co. Makes Christmas Happen

Last week, we launched our record label with a totally sweet comp of local dudes and ladies. This Christmas week, we’re proud to give to you, gentle reader and downloader, our second release, Aaron Zorgel and Friends Present: 808s and Fruitcake!. It’s easily the best collection of festive music you’re going to hear all year. Deal with it.

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I think the first time I recorded music was in 1999. I had one of those double-deck tape players with a mic input, and I was rapping along with Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie.” I probably tossed the tape aside and forgot about it, eventually using it to tape my favourite songs from Edge 102. One of my best friends and I were listening to one of these radio compilations, when suddenly the radio rock ended, and a voice that was clearly mine came screaming over the speakers, “like a chump, HEYYY!”

My friend’s jaw dropped, and I immediately threw up my best defense: “How else am I supposed to learn how to rap?!”

Since then, I’ve been totally comfortable with home recording, and the really stupid and hilarious moments that can be immortalized in a song.

Over the past 5 years, I’ve recorded 4 albums worth of Christmas music with whomever I could convince it was a good idea. Using it as an excuse to hang out over the holidays, I get together with my friends, apply liberal eggnog, and record something silly and festive. Sometimes I get submissions from friends who record stuff themselves in their own home studios. In the end, I throw all the tracks on a CD-R with some DIY packaging, distribute it at local shows for free or PWYC, and toss the whole thing online for free download.

This year just might be the strongest effort yet, with 17 songs spanning nearly as many genres. Luckily I’ve got a sweet outlet for this super indulgent creative output, as the Juicebox Recording Co. has kindly agreed to make this Holiday record its second official release.

So head on over to the Juicebox Recording Co., and check out this year’s Christmas Album:

Aaron Zorgel and Friends Present: 808’s and Fruitcake!

If you’d like to dig deeper, check out my other blog-mistress www.funtimeinternet.com to download the previous three albums in their entirety.

Posted on December 22, 2008 by | Old Stuff | 10 Comments »| Tags: ,


10 Responses »

  1. We 3 Kings is the xmas club banger of the decade

  2. I’m not gonna lie, I’m excited.

  3. 17 delicious song babies in 17 different song mangers!

    thanks for checking it out, pupples.

  4. ^^ that was me, i forgot i had my invisibility cloak on.

  5. this collection really does get the party going. GOOD JOB!!!!

  6. i like the girlettes song the best

  7. A lot of people have been asking me who did the artwork.

    It’s the handywork of Kris Haig-Brown. He’s a tall, dark, brooding artist.

    And he puts my face on ripped dudes’ bodies so he can maintain an erection.

  8. “Ladies…”

    khaigbro@ryerson.ca

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