Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla quits the band - Reverb

Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla quits the band

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and founding member Chris Walla will leave the band after its current festival run.

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and founding member Chris Walla will leave the band after its current festival run.

Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and founding member Chris Walla will leave the band after its current festival run.

“I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple,” said Walla in a letter he wrote on the Slog. “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.”

Walla’s last show will be on Sept. 13 at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC.

“We’ve had an incredible 17 years of making music with Chris and are very proud of what we’ve accomplished together, including our 8th studio album which we have just put the finishing touches on,” said Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr in a news release. “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.”

Walla said that he will continue making music and producing records.

See photos of Death Cab for Cutie at Outside Lands 2014 below:

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  • Nic_Turishawno

    This is a sad day
    R.I.P. DCFC
    I’m going to cry

  • Nic_Turishawno

    The Photo Album
    You Can Play These Songs With Chords
    … well, not anymore

  • Nic_Turishawno

    Chris was the brains, heart
    Follow him into the dark
    Ben, or else give up