Death Cab guitarist exits band

2014-08-13 by Green Baron | 13 Comments
Chris Walla, the founding guitarist, keyboardist and producer of Death Cab for Cutie, has
parted ways with the Washington-based indie rock band after seventeen years. He plans to
finish the band's summer festival tour before officially leaving, although he has said that
the band's long-awaited eighth studio album will be out by early 2015.

In a public statement, Walla has said, "Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not,
easy. It’s really, really sad. I love my bandmates, and I’m proud of what we’ve done, and
mercifully, those things don’t change with my departure. Moving forward, my plans are simply
to continue making music, producing records, and erring on the side of benevolence and
beauty whenever possible. Darkness may find me, but I shall never choose it."


Read Walla's full statement here:
[A]http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/08/13/why-im-leaving-death-cab-for-cutie-
by-chris-walla[/A]

Tagged: Death Cab for Cutie

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melonade
August 13th 2014
1626 Comments


Death cab for cutie more like death grips amirite?

Slut
August 13th 2014
3310 Comments


No not really

gotsthedewsdood
August 13th 2014
631 Comments


Sad news.

LepreCon
August 13th 2014
4284 Comments


Meh

beachdude
August 13th 2014
484 Comments


Definitely unexpected

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Skoj
August 13th 2014
1417 Comments


Chris Walla has just joined. United Nations.

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theNateman
August 13th 2014
185 Comments


Bummer dude

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scottpilgrim10
August 13th 2014
4594 Comments


following good bands on twitter is convenient.

If Death Cab without Chris is like Weezer without Matt I feel sad for you guys

Green Baron
August 13th 2014
21445 Comments


At least he'll be on the next album.

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scottpilgrim10
August 13th 2014
4594 Comments


softens the blow

Cormano
August 13th 2014
994 Comments


rip

TheSupernatural
August 14th 2014
1407 Comments


Death Grips for Cutie:

I Will Guillotine Your Heart

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
August 14th 2014
10706 Comments


"the band's long-awaited eighth studio album"

I mean it hasn't been THAT long



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