The alternative rock band lost founding member and guitarist Chris Walla during the production of 2015’s Kintsugi.
During Bonnaroo this year, Fuse spoke with bassist Nick Harmer to hear his thoughts on the band’s next steps after the loss of Walla. Harmer said the band “had some big question marks of how and what it was going to be like to fill his shoes.”
Zac Rae and Dave Depper stepped in to fill the void and Harmer says he not only found two new great players but really close friends in the pair. “I don’t think we’ve ever sounded better and that really puts to rest that feeling of, ‘can we do this?'”
The core of the band is still intact with Ben Gibbard still at the helm of songwriting and lead vocals. Fans and Harmer can look forward to what Zac Rae and Dave Depper bring to the process and sound of the next Death Cab for Cutie record.