Recess Records

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Recess Records is an independent record label founded in 1988.[1] Label founder Todd Congelliere (frontman for F.Y.P and Toys That Kill) initially made 100 cassettes of F.Y.P's songs and sold them at skateboard contests.[1] Two years later, Congelliere released a vinyl record,[1] F.Y.P's Extra Credit, an 11-song 7-inch record,[2] and the label took off from there.[1]

In between touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan, Congelliere began releasing records for fellow punk rock and DIY bands, eventually having a roster of close to 20 artists on his label.[2] Pinhead Gunpowder, fronted by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, announced in April 2008 that a new 7" single from the band would be released on Recess Records in late May 2008.[3]


  • Recess started in a bedroom in Torrance, California in 1988.
  • In 1995 Recess was moved out of the apartment into a warehouse.
  • In 1997 Recess relocated to San Pedro, California (15 minutes away) and has been there ever since.
  • In 2008, Recess launched the Recess Japan branch of the label


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  1. ^ a b c d Bennett, Sarah (January 8, 2016). "Long Beach Is Home to the World's Most Punk-Rock Wine Bar". LA Weekly. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Zargari, Shahab (April 18, 2011). "Interview: Todd Congelliere of Underground Railroad to Candyland". Verbicide Magazine. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "PO: Pinhead Gunpowder 7", Bananas LP (new from Recess) - Vinyl Collective". Vinyl Collective. Retrieved 2016-03-06.

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