Recess Records 25!

 

In 1989, then pro-skater, Todd Congelliere, began putting out home recordings of his one-man punk band F.Y.P. to sell out of his backpack at skate competitions.  Within five years, Recess Records had moved from Congelliere’s bedroom in Torrance, CA to a warehouse in Gardena, then to San Pedro, and over the last 25 years it has grown to become one of the most preeminent and well-respected underground punk labels around.  The Recess Records 25th Anniversary Tour kicks off this August, 2014, to celebrate the longevity of the label, featuring Underground Railroad to Candyland, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night, and other Recess bands.  


While many punk labels of the past thirty years have fallen victim to the “time-and-place” syndrome that conjures a short span of relevance paired with a specific sound, Recess stands out as a label that has beat those odds.  Congelliere shunned the niche marketing approach, giving more weight to the creative integrity of his releases rather than to trends of the moment.  And it has paid off.   At its quarter century mark, Recess’ discography includes quintessential classic punk recordings by F.Y.P., The Dwarves, The Spits, Pinhead Gunpowder, the Bananas, Propagandhi, Screeching Weasel as well as releases by some of the best current punk bands including Screaming Females, Audacity, Toys That Kill,  Off With Their Heads,  The Arrivals, and Japanther.  

This August, 2014, some of the finest of what Recess has to offer goes on the road.  The 25th Anniversary Tour will include Congelliere’s own band Underground Railroad to Candyland, Tucson’s Lenguas Largas (supporting their new full-length release on Recess), Treasure Fleet (Chicago),  and White Night (Los Angeles).  Recess records will also be releasing a seven inch record featuring the anniversary tour bands.  A full list of locations, dates, and bands below:

Recess Records Cavalcade of Clowns 2014!

Aug 8 Fri San Diego @Til Two Bar

w/ URTC, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, Blank Pages(germany), and Swing Ding Amigos

Aug 9 Sat Santa Monica @ Almost Holden Collective

w/The Bananas, URTC, Audacity, Swing Ding Amigos, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night-DJ Jonah Ray

Aug 10 Sun Oakland @ Eli's Mile High Club

w/the Bananas, Fleshies, URTC, Swing Ding Amigos, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 11 Mon SF @the Elbo Room w/URTC, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night, Pins of Light

Aug 12 Tues Portland, OR @ The Know w/URTC, Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 13 Wed Longview,Wa @ Chinese Garden w/URTC,Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 14 Thurs Seattle @Black Lodge w/URTC,Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 15/16 Fri/Sat Missoula @ Total Fest w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 17 Sun Boise, ID @the Shredder w/ URTC,Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 18 Mon SLC @the Shred Shed w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 19 Tues Denver, CO@ Rhinoceropolis w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 20 Wed Lawrence, Kansas @Replay Lounge w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 21 Thurs Minneapolis, MN w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 22 Fri Milwaukee, WI @Center St Free Space w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 23 Sat Chicago @Township w/Lenguas Largas, Treasure Fleet, White Night

Aug 25 Mon Chattanooga, TN w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Aug 26 Tues Huntsville, AL @ Lowe Mill w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Aug 28 Thurs Memphis(Hi-Tone) or NOLA w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Aug 29 Fri NOLA or Memphis(Hi-Tone) w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Aug 30 Sat Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Aug 31 Sun EL Paso, TX w/Lenguas Largas, White Night

Sep 1 Mon Tucson, AZ w/Lenguas Largas, White Night


Lenguas Largas (the whole enchilada)

http://www.lenguaslargas.com/


White Night (Aug 9 - Sept 1)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Night/


Treasure Fleet (Aug 8 - Aug 23)

http://thetreasurefleet.bandcamp.com/


Underground Railroad to Candyland (Aug 8 - Aug 17)

http://www.theundergroundrailroadtocandyland.com/


WWW.RECESSRECORDS.COM