Chris Walla photographed by Josh Modell

Chris Walla

Hometown: Bellingham, WA (USA)


Known both as the guitarist/producer in Death Cab for Cutie and as producer of other independent–minded artists (Tegan & Sara, Decemberists), Walla released his first solo album via Barsuk in 2007.

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Chris Walla Field Manual

Chris Walla

Field Manual (2008)


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Chris Walla and J. Robbins create a song for NPR's Project Song challenge
Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie and J.Robbins of Jawbox and Burning Airlines were invited to NPR to participate in the Project Song Challenge. The two musicians met for the first time earlier this month and were tasked with writing and recording a new track. Bob Boilen of NPR…
October 15, 2009
Chris Walla - "I want to make a radio record"
Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie recently spoke to Alternative Press about some of his and the band's plans for the coming year. Of note, are details about the Something About Airplanes reissue, his next solo album, and his hopes for the next album from Death Cab: I have no interest in doing anything that's mild and meek. I want to make a radio record this next time out.…
January 03, 2009
Death Cab for Cutie confirm name and release date for new album
Bellingham, Washington's Death Cab For Cutie have announced details about their sophomore album for major label Atlantic Records. The album is due out May 13th, and will be titled Narrow Stairs. Bassist Nick Harmer described the album as "a sampling of the most uptempo, upbeat Death Cab songs as well as some of our saddest." The band previously released…
February 21, 2008

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