2017 NOMINEE ~ Best Children’s Album of the Year, Novelties
Recess Monkey is a pioneer of the independent children’s music movement blending indie-pop with childhood themes. Their latest LP Novelties is an Amazon Original Album. Recess Monkey’s albums are routinely in the top-ten lists of the year’s best. Their Parent’s Choice Gold Award-Winning album Hot Air and other recent albums Wired, Deep Sea Diver and Desert Island Disc earned raves from hundreds of journalists including NPR who described their sound as “brilliant, multilayered” and USA Today gushed “These kid’s songs are awesome!”
They’re played in high-rotation on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live where bassist Jack Forman also hosts a daily live call-in show, Live From the Monkey House. Their live shows often feature hilarious game show segments that are highly interactive and unpredictable, showcasing their pitch perfect understanding of what gets kids excited that has launched them into the national spotlight.
“If Seattle is the new bastion of kindie rockers, then the trio of elementary school teachers are the city’s breakout stars.” – Time Magazine
“These kids’ songs are awesome! There are bands you can’t go wrong with, and this is one of them.” – USA Today
“BEST KIDS’ CDs OF THE DECADE: This trio of Seattle teachers (who have even garnered Beatles comparisons) has become a force to be reckoned with in children’s music.” – AOL ParentDish