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The Lisps

The Lisps is a New York-based indie rock band. The group formed in The South Bronx in 2005 fronted by César Alvarez and Sammy Tunis.[1] The band consists of four members playing guitars, melodicas, found percussion, drum set, and male/female vocals. The music combines elements of Folk and Vaudeville with Western pop music.[2]

The Lisps
OriginBrooklyn, New York, United States
GenresIndie Rock
Years active2005–2015
LabelsExtropian Records
WebsiteThe Lisps
MembersCésar Alvarez, Eric Farber, Sammy Tunis, Lorenzo Wolff

In 2008 The Lisps wrote a Civil War and science fiction themed musical entitled Futurity[3][4][5][6] which has been performed in workshop versions at The Zipper Factory, Joe's Pub[7] and HERE in New York City. Futurity world premiered as part of the American Repertory Theater's 2011-12 season under the direction of Sarah Benson.[8] Walker Art Center has co-commissioned the project.[9] Broadway actor Michael Cerveris has performed with The Lisps in several of the workshop productions of Futurity and in concert.[10][11]

The Lisps composed the music for The Foundry Theatre's 2013 production of Bertolt Brecht's "The Good Person of Szechwan",[12] which starred Taylor Mac.

The Lisps released their debut EP "The Vain, The Modest and The Dead" in 2006.[13] In 2008 they self-released their debut full length "Country Doctor Museum."[14][15] In May 2011 they released their third album "Are We at the Movies?" [16] In October 2012 The Lisps released their fourth album "Futurity" [17]


  • "The Vain, The Modest and The Dead" (self-released 2006)
  • "Country Doctor Museum" (self-released 2008)
  • "Are We at the Movies?" (Extropian Records 2011)
  • "Futurity" (Extropian Records 2012)


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