Buy Recess Japan on itunes!

Here are some itunes links for some RJ/UG stuff. The are many other download outlets that carry this as well, such as Amazon etc. More releases to come!

Oops A Daisy! – Belly Button

Cicada – Sanhose

Automatic Pinner – Shark Pants

The Mapes – The Mapes

Recess Pody Cast Starring Recess Japan!

When teenage buddies Billy (Hal Ba Dal) and Stan (Todd Congelliere) are falsely accused of croaking a convenience-store clerk in a backwoods Southern town, Billy calls on his Noo Yawk cousin Vinny (The Boodge), a fast-talking personal injury lawyer who’s never tried a case. Vinny’s crass demeanor lands him in hot water with the judge, but the lippy Brooklyn barrister has a few tricks up his sleeve. Oscar winner John “Tito” Hagler plays his gal pal.

Recess Pody Cast

Recess Japan Lives!!!

Arigato!Arigato! I am very excited to announce some actual Recess Japan releases! Well, to be fair, they are the result of Jin & Fumi’s blood and sweat via their label Underground Government. My original idea for Recess Japan was to just put out Japanese bands (Mainly via downloads)so that my US compadres might wanna check em out. Didnt really pan out that way as there are now physical releases with the fresh RJ logo on em. PLUS theres a band that live 4 hours away from San Pedro on the label! It dont always work out the way you want it but i love it like that. let us go:

Click on covers to purchase:
Belly Button-Oops a Daisy! CD
Belly Button-Oops A Daisy! CD
When Belly Button plays America people’s usual response is “ah sweet. How cute!” or something like that. I cant really say that it a bad thing but they are beyond that kinda crap! Now im sure peoples initial reaction to The Sex Pistols were the same but its 2009 folks. lets do this!  


Now if you like The 5678′s, Ramones, Loli & The Chones, Early Muffs then this is calling you like ma does.
1.Come On Hey!
3.Beautiful Johnny
4.One More Chance!
6.New World
7.Weather Report
8.Girl Friend
10.White Man
11.30th Slowdown
12.Girls In Black
13.Walking The Dog


Sanhose-Cicada CD
Surface Area[audio:] 

Our band has played with these awesome catts a few times on our trips to Japan and i cant state properly how bitchin’ of people they are. Hear em now!

The Mapes-S/T CD
The Mapes-S/T CD
Ok Ok i know. These dudes are not Japanese nor are they from Japan. I’m pretty sure they wanna go or already have been but thats besides the point. Jin & Fumi loved Civic Minded 5 and this band has Clay and Jason from CM5 so that might explain things. Does it? Fuck it, they are on Recess Japan and they arent from Japan so there!   


No People & Belly Button invade USA!

Our favorite Japanese people,No People & Belly Button, are coming to this mess of America! Maybe they can bail us out???

Oct 24 2008 8:00P
THE VAULT BASEMENT Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Oct 25 2008 8:00P
HOT BUTTER MUSIC Chicago, Illinois
Oct 26 2008 8:00P
TBA Bloomington, Illinois
Oct 27 2008 8:00P
TBA Carbondale, Illinois
Oct 28 2008 8:00P
TBA Chattanooga, Tennessee
Oct 29 2008 8:00P
SLUGGOS Pensacola, Florida
Oct 30 2008 5:00P
Oct 31 2008 12:00P
THE FEST 7 Gainesville, Florida
Nov 1 2008 12:00P
THE FEST 7 Gainesville, Florida
Nov 2 2008 12:00P
THE FEST 7 Gainesville, Florida
Dec 14 2008 6:00P
ZONE -B Waseda, Tokyo
Dec 30 2008 6:00P
HEAVENS DOOR Sangenchaya, Tokyo
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Hey what’s up?

konichiwa! Welcome to Recess Japan! The whole idea for Recess Japan was to offer downloads only of the many great bands that we have crossed paths with while touring Japan. But the label , Underground Government , ended up putting The Underground Railroad to Candyland – Bird Roughs CD/DVD out in Japan with the Recess Japan logo on it. So we might as well try to get some physical media out too here & there. Still, the focus remains on downloads (mainly from the Underground Government catalog) cos it’s financially easier to get some attention onto these great bands. We are working right now on getting everything up but in the meantime please check out the bands links to the right and/or buy some cd’s that UG has put out. You can buy em direct from the label or from Recess Records (under the “other labels” page).