Toys That Kill-Sentimental Ward July 2016 Tour

16 Jul

Posted by: Todd C

July 19 Vegas at Dive Bar

July 21 Denver at Hi Dive
July 22 Kansas City at Blind Tiger
July 23 Bloomington,IN at PIX fest
July 24 Columbus at The Summit
July 25 Baltimore at Barclay House
July 26 Brooklyn,NY at Acheron
July 27 Cincinnati at Northside Yacht Club
July 28 Chicago at Quencher’s
July 29 Mpls at 7th st entry
July 30 Pierre,SD Festival
July 31 Bozeman,MT at Whistle Pig Korean
Aug 1 Bellingham at Makeshift
Aug 2 Vancouver,BC at Astoria
Aug 3 Seattle at Black Lodge
Aug 4 Portland at The Know
Aug 5 Sacramento at Old Ironsides
Aug 6 SF at Hemlock

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Toys That Kill-Sentimental Ward OUT NOW!

02 Jul

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Recess#200 TOYS THAT KILL-Sentimental Ward LP/CD/CASS/DGTL

Between F.Y.P, Toys That Kill, and Underground Railroad to Candyland, Recess Records label head Todd Congelliere has been churning out classic-style pop punk since 1989, and he’s basically never strayed far at all from that formula. It works, because this stuff never goes out of style and these bands keep coming up with hooks. Sentimental Ward, the latest album by Toys That Kill, is another winner. If you’re uninitiated and unsure of how forever-relevant these guys are, consider that they were hanging with The Dwarves and Propagandhi in the ’90s, and they’re hanging with Joyce Manor now. And it’s easy to see how anyone from The Marked Men to The Ergs to Tenement have pulled direct influence from them. Just like he was over two decades ago, Todd (and co-vocalist/guitarist Sean Cole) is writing instantly-sticky power pop with a true punk drive. It’s as raw, fuzzy and stripped-back as a good punk album should be. How can pop punk age well? By finding a timeless approach and sticking with it.“-BV

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Pre-order TOYS THAT KILL-Sentimental Ward now

13 Jun

Posted by: Todd C

We are now taking preorders for Toys That Kill Sentimental Ward here!
This includes a blue vinyl version (limited to 200 and ALMOST GONE!), a black vinyl version, cd,cass, and a package deal (includes blue vinyl, t shirt, sticker, button pack).

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Toys That Kill-Sentimental Ward LP

27 May

Posted by: Todd C

The 5th full length by San Pedro’s own Toys That Kill is due July 1st 2016 but you can get a sneak peak here and here. Expect a preorder available soon!

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Dwarves double double LP’s

22 Jan

Posted by: Todd C

PREORDER NOW!!!

DWARVES-Free Cocaine (’86-’88) Double LP
DWARVES-Lick It (The Psychedelic Years) Double LP

Originally Released by Recess in 1999,these much sought after gems are back with new art, 5 different,and VERY LIMITED, colors of vinyl and suave ass gatefold jackets! Don’t miss em this time!

SEE EM LIVE!
Friday Jan 29-  Santa Ana @ Yost Theater w/ Guttermouth & Pulley
Sat Jan 30   Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Friday Feb 26  Monterey, CA @  Planet Gemini
Sat   Feb  27   San Francisco @ Thee Parkside
All March shows with the Queers
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH – WEST HOLLYWOOD CA
VENUE: ROXY THEATRE,9009 W. SUNSET BLVD. WEHO CA 90009
THURSDAY MARCH 17TH – LONG BEACH CA
VENUE: ALEX’S BAR 2913 E. ANAHEIM ST. LONG BEACH CA 90804
FRIDAY MARCH 18TH – PALM DESERT CA
VENUE: THE HOOD BAR, 74360 CA-111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH – LAS VEGAS NV
VENUE: LAS VEGAS COUNTRY SALOON, 425 Fremont  Street –
Suite #220
SUNDAY MARCH 20TH – SAN DIEGO CA
VENUE: SODA BAR,3615 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104
MONDAY MARCH 21ST – PHOENIX AZ
VENUE: YUCCA TAP ROOM, 29 W. SOUTHERN AVE. TEMPE AZ
TUESDAY MARCH 22ND – FLAGSTAFF AZ
VENUE: GREENROOM, 15 N. Agassiz St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23RD – ALBUQUERQUE NM
VENUE: THE BLU PHOENIX The Compound 2, 3315 PRINCETON DR. NE ,
ALBUQUERQUE NM  87107
THURSDAY MARCH 24TH – DAY OFF
FRIDAY MARCH 25TH – PAMONA CA  w/ Dickies and Queers
VENUE: THE GLASS HOUSE, 200 W. Second St. Pomona CA, 91766
Sunday May 29   Las Vegas  @ Punk Rock Bowling

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Recess Records Annals of Time

04 Jan

Posted by: Todd C

RECESS RECORDS ANNALS OF TIME: A Collection of Ad Panel Art by Todd Congelliere // Plus Misc. Recess Ephemera, Music Series & Surprises …

Show will run from Saturday, January 9th through Friday, March 11, 2016

SYNOPSIS:
To kick off 2016, 4th Street Vine has partnered with Todd Congelliere and his Recess Records label to bring you an art show like no other. From Saturday, January 9th through Friday, March 11th — 4th Street Vine will be hosting an in-depth collection of Recess related ad panel art created by Todd himself, throughout the years, plus miscellaneous Recess ephemera and surprises, including a limited edition 36 page program/zine specially made for this exhibit. Also, Todd and Halbadal, one of Todd’s best friends and former F.Y.P road dog, will be doing their slapstick “Recess Records Podycast” live and direct somewhere on the premises. This event will be curated by 4th Street Vine owner and veteran rock and roller, Jim Ritson, along with San Pedro artist, musician, author, Water Under The Bridge Records owner, and former SST Records graphics guru, Craig Ibarra, and the main Recess man himself, Todd Congelliere. Additionally, every Saturday night during those nine weeks, there will be a music series which will feature performances by some of the best and brightest of the Recess Records family, including: Toys That Kill, White Night, Meat Market, The Underground Railroad To Candyland, Lenguas Largas, F.Y.P, and many others: Mike Watt + the Secondmen, The Alley Cats, The Last, Saccharine Trust, The Neptunas, DFL and many more to be announced. As per usual, 4th Street Vine will not only be proudly hosting these events, but will be providing an awesome array of delicious craft beers and wines for affordable prices.

STUFF FOR SALE AT THIS EXHIBITION:
Recess Records related ad art prints on 18 x 18 inch (1-5/8″ deep) fine-grained, finely sanded, durable, warp-resistant birch wood panels with kiln-dried New Zealand pine cradles by Todd Congelliere (reserve and purchase art at any show and pickup at the closing date of the exhibition — March 11th) , “Recess Records Annals of Time” zine (especially made for this event / 36 pages), Limited test pressing / Recess (ad art) screen print combos, T-Shirts made especially for this gig, Recess vinyl catalog (12-inch and 7-inchers). Available at all show dates.

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► RECESS MUSIC SERIES ♫ )))
ALL SHOWS: 7-11PM // FREE / 21+ )))

► SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 ))) – OPENING SHOW
• Toys That Kill
• Rats In The Louvre (Record Release Party)

► SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 )))
• The Neptunas
• Bombón
• Baby J & Friend

► SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 )))
• Alley Cats
• The Last
• Clown Sounds

► SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 )))
• tba
• Childbirth (SEA)
• Lisa Prank (SEA)

► SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 )))
• The Underground Railroad to Candyland
• White Night
• Die Group

► SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 )))
• Snowcones
• Mike Watt + the Secondmen
• Meat Market (OAK)

► SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27 )))
• Toys That Kill (new song set)
• Saccharine Trust
(opening poem by Murray Thomas)
• Radiohearts

► SATURDAY, MARCH 5 ))) — CLOSING SHOW
• F.Y.P
• DFL
• Assquatch

4th Street Vine
2142 E. 4th St.
Long Beach, California, 90814
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Wet Nurse-Daily Whatever (Reissue) LP out now

22 Oct

Posted by: Todd C

Before Orlando’s Wet Nurse‘ new album, So It Goes, comes out we have their first album, Daily Whatever. Released originally in Europe only. Edition of 300 copies. Get yours here now!

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Wet Nurse-So It Goes release day

25 Sep

Posted by: Todd C

Today we are stoked to release So It Goes by Wet Nurse! It’s streaming on Apple Music,Spotify etc and you can purchase it on  iTunes, BandCamp (which is recommended due to it being cheaper for you and you can pick the format) etc. They are on tour now!

Speaking of BandCamp, The Clown Sound Happy Hour Subscription series is off to a great start. Every friday get an exclusive song! Today we released “Dick’s New Heart” which is an outtake from The Underground Railroad to Candyland’s The People Are Home sessions.

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New Recess Releases!!

23 Sep

Posted by: Todd C

The Closet Fairies-No Idea LP

Birthday Suits-Spin The Bottle: Adult Party LP

Screeching Weasel-Baby Fat Act 1 2xLP/CD/Cassette

The Underground Railroad to Candyland-The People Are Home LP/CD/Cassette

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The Underground Railroad to Candyland-The People Are Home LP/CD/Tape!!

27 Jul

Posted by: Todd C

The Underground Railroad to Candyland-The People Are Home

LP Finally out!! (and add a full color URTC slip mat for only $5! Limited!
CD/Digital/Cassette out now.

The Underground Railroad to Candyland is a gloriously democratic, technicolor chaos machine.

“That’s the one phrase I was able to write down after three weeks of listening to this record. I kept circling around it, trying to find another angle at this review, but that was all I could come up with and I’m still not sure you wouldn’t be better off if I simply posted it alone. This isn’t one of those bands that has one musical hero who saturates the entire ethos. Instead, the songs on The People Are Home swirl with influences from everywhere, without being a slave to any. There are big rock choruses you might expect to hear from early Mission of Burma, crashing in-the-red percussion that could fit nicely on a Built to Spill album, goofball post-apocalyptic punk attitude that seems to come from Half Japanese, and that wonderful jangle guitar tone that reminds me of The Only Ones. It’s all here, and in a perfectly chaotic balance throughout the record. I could apply any number of genre buzz words to this sound; lo-fi, garage, psychedelic, punk, DIY, jangle pop, etc., etc., etc. Again, I don’t think any of them do the band and their sound proper justice.”

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