You may have heard Bookie chatting about it on air, but we recently got wind of Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla leaving the band.
In a statement released on their website , the band announced that they will be letting go of Chris Walla but will continue on their summer tour until the weekend of September 11-14; don’t worry, you can still catch them at Riot Fest!
“We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on,” says the remaining trio Ben, Nick and Jason.“We will miss Chris and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career. We are excited about sharing new music, and seeing all of you very soon.”
Despite this bad news, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. The new, yet-to-be-titled Death Cab album was recorded with producer Rich Costey and is slated for release in early 2015.
“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,” says Walla. “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.”