Formerly of Death Cab For Cutie, Chris Walla has announced a new solo record.
The instrumental ‘Tape Loops’ is set for release on October 16th via his own label, Trans Records. It’s his first solo effort since 2008’s ‘Field Manual’, and is built around manipulation of analog tape.
You can check out the first track, ‘Kanta’s Theme’, below.
Speaking to Tegan and Sara’s Sara Quinn in Interview, Walla explained why he chose to leave Death Cab For Cutie after 17 years.
“On a more existential level, and eventually one of the things that led to me wanting to leave the band, was feeling like Ben [Gibbard]’s stories weren’t coinciding with my own life in a way that I could continue to prioritize my whole living experience for,” he revealed. “Those guys, they are my brothers. We haven’t spoken a lot, but it doesn’t change the fact that I love them dearly and I hope it all continues to go well. I hope that those relationships can be new again someday, and strong again, in a way that is probably very different from how they were, but not fraught.”