Recess Records

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Recess Records is an independent record label founded in 1989 with the release of F.Y.P's Extra Credit, an 11 song 7-inch record.[1] Label founder Todd Congelliere (frontman for F.Y.P and Toys That Kill) originally created the label as a vehicle to release F.Y.P's material. Congelliere promoted Extra Credit by running classified ads in Berkeley based Maximum Rocknroll fanzine and going to skateboard contests. He quickly sold his initial pressing of 500 copies. 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. 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.[2]


  • Recess started in a bedroom in Torrance, California in 1989.
  • 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. ^ "Interview: Todd Congelliere of Underground Railroad to Candyland". Verbicide. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  2. ^ "PO: Pinhead Gunpowder 7", Bananas LP (new from Recess) - Vinyl Collective". Vinyl Collective. Retrieved 2016-03-06.

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