Schreib zum Abschied leise Servus. Gitarrist Chris Walla steigt bei Death Cab For Cutie aus. Schockschwerenot! Ära-Ende bei einer der konstantesten Indierockbands seit Erfindung des Effekt-Pedals.
Von 1998 bis heute haben Chris Walla und Death Cab For Cutie gemeinsam sieben Alben und diverse EPS veröffentlicht. Wallas Solo-Scheibe „Field Manual“ wurde 2008 auf die Menschheit losgelassen. Nebenher werkelte Walla als Producer für Tegan & Sara, Nada Surf, The Thermals, Rocky Votolato, The Decemberists, Hot Hot Heat und The Postal Service.
Chris Walla im Seattle-Musikblog slog.thestranger.com:
„Short version: I’m leaving Death Cab for Cutie. My last show with the band will be September 13, 2014, at the Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC. I hope you guys can make it.
Longer version: I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple.
I will miss being a quarter of this band, and will support whatever course Death Cab for Cutie chooses from here. I am profoundly grateful to Ben, Nick, and Jason, for the experiences that define my adult life. Truly grateful, beyond words. Thank you.
I am also grateful to, and deeply humbled by, all of our fans. Without you, music would be mere ‘content’, and nothing could possibly be sadder than that. Thank you all, so dearly.
We’ve just finished our eighth album, which is our first with an outside producer. That producer is a fellow named Rich Costey, and working with him in this capacity is one of the greatest joys of my professional life. Thank you, as well.
There are so many others to whom I am grateful—our crew, our management, our families, the Atlantic, Barsuk and Elsinor labels, the Billions team. Thank you all.
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.“
Und was zwitschert der Rest der Death Cabs in den sozialen Medien? „We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We’re excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.“
Bye bye, Chris! Hallo, achtes Cutie-Album!