Chris Walla is arguably the secret to Death Cab For Cutie's success.Sure, Ben Gibbard is the frontman and lyricist, but Chris Walla has produced every one of their albums.He's also the guitarist weaving those lovely sheets of melody that in combination with Gibbard's contributions have made their seven albums so memorable.
“I’m certainly not overflowing with joy that Chris left the band,” he adds, “but at the same time, just having - finally after all these years - the catharsis of somebody who’s had - in some ways - one foot out the door for years, finally leave the band, it comes with a particular sense of relief.”“I mean, honestly, I found it very bittersweet,” Gibbard offers up, on just how Walla’s news affected the process, “but also, frankly very liberating.
I think that when you’re making a record with a band and you’ve been doing it as long as we have, sometimes you do have to tiptoe around people and make sure you don’t hurt their feelings if you tell them that something’s not working.
You know that you’re gonna be living with this person for the next year and a half, playing these songs.“Particularly Chris and I’s relationship has been a complicated one over the years and I think that sometimes neither of us have said the thing we needed to say at the time because we were fearful of setting one another off,” he continues.
Zooey Deschanel’s “(500) Days” of single life are over.
The actress wed Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard on Saturday, People and Us Weekly both reported.
According to Us, the pair tied the knot near Seattle.On Saturday, Gibbard's bandmate Chris Walla Tweeted, “Wedding day!!So excited,” but didn’t identify Gibbard and Deschanel as the lucky pair.The couple was engaged over the holidays last December after about a year of dating.While Deschanel has entered the music world with her band She & Him, Gibbard is also making his way into Hollywood — Death Cab’s “Meet Me on the Equinox” is the lead single from the “New Moon” soundtrack, and he makes his acting debut in pal John Krasinski’s “Brief Interviews With Hideous Men,” due in theaters on Friday.Access Hollywood has reached out to Deschanel’s rep for official confirmation of the nuptials.