Praised by People, Time, USA Today, The New York Times and NPR for their pitch-perfect understanding of what gets kids excited, Recess Monkey is known for prolific album output, high-energy shows and laugh-out-loud funny lyrics that capture the essence of being young. They drink lots of coffee.
Recess Monkey is known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows, striking a balance between kid-centric ideas and musical authenticity. Lyrically, they weave jokes and puns together with universal childhood themes, speaking to both kids and their parents simultaneously with catchy, melodic songs. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast.
"These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them." – USA Today
"RECESS MONKEY: If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers are the city's breakout stars." – Time Magazine
"RECESS MONKEY, The Final Funktier: The clever trio kick it space-age style on a boppy set with songs like ‘Ukulalien’ and “Beat-Box-a-Robot’ that future astronauts will find irresistibly fun. 4 Stars" – People Magazine