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An American indie band formed in late 1997. The band was comprised of Chris Leo (formerly of Native Nod) and Toko Yasuda (formerly of The Van Pelt and Blonde Redhead. Chris played guitar while Toko played bass. Both sang. Much of the vocals were delivered as spoken-word. The band released two records through Southern Records; Betrayal! and Heaven' Ain't Happenin'. The band broke up in 2001, and its extensive influence in the United States indie scene is often overlooked. Yasuda currently plays in the band Enon, while Leo leads The Vague Angels.
The Lapse was one of the greatest American indie bands of all-time.
by Ted Leo April 23, 2008
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