iQ Kids Radio Featured Artist: Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey is the nationally-acclaimed trio of teachers who make music for kids and families that truly rocks. Seamlessly meshing their indie-rock roots with their keen awareness of childhood themes, the band continues to make waves coast to coast. Praised by People, Time 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 and launched them into national awareness.

"Wired" is the band's eleventh album. For three teachers who make kids’ music that grows out of their days in their classrooms, they continue to be praised across the country for singable, danceable "kindie" songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids.

Time Out New York recently named them the #3 Kindie band in America behind the iconic They Might Be Giants and gifted Chicago kid-tunester Justin Roberts. Known for prolific, eclectic musical output and their contagiously exciting live shows, Recess Monkey strives to strike 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.

Mindy Thomas from SiriusXM's Kids Place Live says, "These guys are able to tap into elementary school so well that it’s like they never left. In this never-ending nationwide talent show of kid and family music, they are most definitely at the top."

Says Stefan Shepherd of Zooglobble.com, "Recess Monkey just keeps turning out album after album with pop nuggets, as if we'd just discovered that the Beatles had recorded a ton of kids’ music 40+ years ago."

This children's music band isn't just for kids!

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Recess Monkey Lyrics: 
Lemonade (an excerpt!) 

We're starting up a little operation
To help the neighbors with their dehydration
We've got a table, a poster too
We're mixing up some lemonade for you

CHORUS: Hey mister, what about some lemonade?
Hey ma'am, what about some lemonade?
Hey kids, how's about some lemonade?
Open up your piggy banks, your wallet and your purse
We've got the stuff to satisfy your thirst

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