Childhood friends Recess avoid the “Rust” with their fresh pop rock sound


Recess have grown from one of the youngest touring bands in the Northeast into an award-winning hot prospect.

New single “Rust” is a pop-lined gem, abundant with energy and brimming with hooky guitars and soaring melodies.

Speaking on the new track, vocalist Anthony Fondale shares: ““Rust” is a song that tells the story of a girl who moves to New York City to follow her dream of becoming a famous model. Sadly, she is manipulated by and ultimately succumbs to the industry. “Rust” tells its tale with hard hitting lyrics and percussively beautiful instrumentation (drums, bass, synths, guitar, erhu, guzheng, pipa ensembles, and more).”

Childhood friends can grow apart, move away or see the rigours of adult life interfere in relationships. For Recess however, the three kids who were playing music together at elementary school, have only grown closer with time.

From one of the youngest touring bands in the Northeast, Recess, formed of Alex Raz, and brothers Vincent & Anthony Fondale, have come full circle, winning Best Alternative Band at the 2023 Cleveland Music Awards.

The Ohio trio landed acclaim for a string of popular singles. Indie-pop anthem “Woke Up in California” and soaring “Home Away From Home” stand as particular fan favourites. Latest EP The Valley in The Fog proved to be their most successful release to date, racking up north of 100K streams on Spotify, and pushing the band to new levels sonically.

Recess’ dexterous array of musical backgrounds comes together in a confluent amalgam within their sound. Rooted in alternative rock, Recces also nod to pop and punk influences. With driving guitars and infectious, cinematic level choruses, the delivery is unequivocally serotonin-inducing.

The energy is something which, compounded by their uniquely tenured chemistry, shines through in their electric live shows.

New single “Rust” is another feather in the cap of the Cleveland outfit. The anthem brings a delightful blend of catchy electro pop and honest alternative rock.

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