Our Debut LP
"Country Doctor Museum tempers its considerable cleverness with a sense of vulnerable immediacy.” - Time Out New York
released January 5, 2008
The Lisps are…
Sammy Tunis – Vocals, Melodica, Tambourine
César Alvarez – Vocals, Guitar, Melodica, Saxophone, Clarinet, Harmonica, Organ, Thunder Stick
Jeremy Hoevenaar – Backing Vocals, Bass, Yells, Noises
Eric Farber – Drums, Air Raid Siren, Monkey Wrenches, Gags
Eric plays on all tracks but 6 & 8
Mikey Palmer - Drums on tracks 6 & 8, percussion on tracks 11 & 5, and guitar on tracks 3, 8, 9, and 13
Peter Evans – Trumpet on tracks 2, 9, 12 and 13
Aaron Moore – Trumpet on track 11 and bag pipes on track 2.
The Lisps Binaural Choir is: Sylvie Baumgartel, Yvonne Buchard, Brendan Connelly, Nina Hoffman, Alisha Kerlin, Stephanie Loveless, Brett Price, Zeljko McMullen, Saul Melman, Doron Sadja, and Dee Dee Thompson. They perform on tracks 4, 6, 7, 9 and 12.
All Songs written, produced, and mixed by César Alvarez with The Lisps. Depravity written by César with Mikey Palmer. Title and spoken lyrics in “The Familiar Drunk” were excerpted from Jess Arndt’s novel Shanghaied. Spoken lyrics on “Depravity” were liberally adapted from various translations of Homer’s Odyssey.
Recorded at Lisps headquarters in Brooklyn, NY; César’s parents’ attic in Yonkers,NY; and in scenic Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge in New York
Artwork by Sammy Tunis
Design by The Lisps and Ryan Case
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