News: Cleveland Pop Rock Crew Recess Unveil New Single ‘Rust’

Cleveland pop rock crew Recess have dropped a new single.

“Rust” is a pop-lined anthem abundant with energy and brimming with hooky guitars and soaring melodies.

Childhood friends can grow apart, move away, or see the rigors 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.

Whilst the three young men have matured both on and off record, the youthful exuberance and joy of playing music that brought them together 15 years ago has not.

The Ohio trio landed acclaim for a string of popular singles, with indie-pop anthem “Woke Up in California” and soaring “Home Away From Home” coming 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.

Influences change over time, but growing up together has seen Recess’ dexterous array of musical backgrounds come together in a confluent amalgam within their sound. Rooted in alternative rock, but nodding to pop and punk influences, Recess bring driving guitars and infectious, cinematic level choruses, with a serotonin-boosting delivery.

The energy is something which, compounded by their uniquely tenured chemistry, shines through in their electric live shows. Having just wrapped an East Coast tour, Recess are set to join The Orphan, The Poet in Lakewood, OH on December 15, as the band continue to make waves in their home state and beyond.

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

Stay up to date with Recess via the band’s Instagram, here.

Photo courtesy of Recess

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