In a statement posted on Seattle music blog The Slog, Walla says that his decision to leave the band was not easy. “I think I long for the unknown. It might be that simple,” he explains. “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.”
In a separate Facebook post, the remaining members of Death Cab For Cutie – Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer and Jason McGerr – offered their own parting words. “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...
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