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  brooklynvegan: Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie | Video Interview
brooklynvegan: Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie
Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie
Peta interviewed Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie.
www.brooklynvegan.com /archives/2005/06/chris_walla_of_1.html   (133 words)

  
  Chris Walla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chris Walla (sometimes credited as Christopher Walla) (born November 2, 1975 in Bothell, Washington) is the guitarist and producer for the band Death Cab for Cutie.
Walla has been claiming to release a new MYA record for about four years.
Walla has produced, recorded and mixed many albums of artists such as the Decemberists, Nada Surf, The Long Winters, Travis Morrison (formerly of The Dismemberment Plan), The Velvet Teen, Hot Hot Heat, and many more.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chris_Walla   (206 words)

  
 Under the Radar - News - Chris Walla Starts Regular Column for UTR
Entitled Chris Walla Explains It All, the column gives Walla a platform to express his point of view on a variety of subjects.
With each issue Walla will be given free reign to tackle any subject that he feels passionate about at the time.
Chris Walla has been Death Cab for Cutie’s guitarist and resident producer since the Washington State band’s formation in 1997.
www.undertheradarmag.com /walla_news.html   (266 words)

  
 "Greedy weirdos and good-hearted men" - Salon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I called Walla recently to see if he would be interested in talking about Vowell's latest, "Assassination Vacation," and he agreed.
Part travelogue, part memoir, part history lesson, "Assassination Vacation" is a fascinating retelling of the assassinations of presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley -- of the lives those men lived, of the circumstances surrounding their deaths, of the monuments, statues and preserved residences we have to remember them by.
Below, Walla talks with her about that mission, her obsession with death, "The O.C." and why an essay is like a Manhattan apartment.
dir.salon.com /story/books/int/2005/04/26/walla_vowell/index_np.html   (992 words)

  
 About NCE
Chris acquired two more macaws and then attended several local events where Chris charged a nominal fee for a photo of people holding the birds.
Chris soon discovered that this was not going to turn out to be a big money maker because people very much wanted to talk and hold the birds, but not so many wanted to pay for a Polaroid photo to get the experience.
Chris put all the money earned with his birds (plus some) "back into the birds" and soon was appearing at several fairs and elementary schools throughout the state of Washington.
www.thepiratesparrot.com /aboutnce.htm   (1155 words)

  
 Death Cab For Cutie star preps solo album | News | NME.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Death Cab For Cutie guitarist Chris Walla is readying his debut solo record, tentatively set for an autumn release.
Walla is currently working on the album at his Portland, Oregon studio having taken a break to produce albums for Tegan and Sara and The Decemberists.
Billboard reports that Walla is playing every instrument on the album, apart from drums, which will be covered by his Death Cab For Cutie bandmates Nathan Good and Jason McGerr.
www.nme.com /news/death-cab-for-cutie/26046   (207 words)

  
 Out Front - Arts
After releasing its luminous new album, Transatlanticism, last fall, the Seattle-based band Death Cab for Cutie is bringing a blend of lush vocals and delicate instrumentation to the masses.
Chris Walla, the guitarist/keyboardist/backup vocalist and producer for the band, greeted me at the back of the bus.
Chris Walla: (pause) I sort of feel like it's the first in a series of records.
www.gwhatchet.com /news/2004/04/08/Arts/Out-Front-655014.shtml   (499 words)

  
 So Much Silence: Chris Walla's Hall of Justice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
A small part of the doc showed Death Cab guitarist Chris Walla at his Hall of Justice recording studio in Seattle, where he recently recorded and produced Nada Surf's The Weight is a Gift, among others.
Walla blogs on his Hall site and has a few mp3s stashed there as well, including two he just posted on Tuesday.
One is The Rhone Occupation, a "superhereo theme song" in honor of Nada Surf.
somuchsilence.blogspot.com /2005/10/chris-wallas-hall-of-justice.html   (185 words)

  
 PopMatters Music Interview | Movin' on Up (Without Sellin' on Out): An Interview with Death Cab for Cutie
Walla sees the role of major record labels changing dramatically in the next few years.
In light of the segment of fans who view Walla and singer Ben Gibbard as demigods, Walla laughed and said he doesn't know why that is. "People really connect with Ben's songs," he said.
Walla said he doesn't feel the band is "selling out" by allowing songs to be used in mainstream venues as long as "outlets don't become more important than the fact that we've been a band for eight years, touring and making records for a long time".
www.popmatters.com /music/interviews/death-cab-for-cutie-051024.shtml   (1584 words)

  
 Death Cab For Cutie | The A.V. Club
Chris Walla: It was kind of all gut.
It felt like it was going to be about the same thing, except that there was a contract involved and we didn't really know these people and they were on the other side of the country.
Because we went from Chris recording a tape for me, to, all of the sudden, "Hey, let's play a couple shows," "Hey, you play guitar on some of this stuff, why don't you play guitar in the band?" "Sure, that sounds fun." All of a sudden, a couple months later, we're heading out on tour.
www.avclub.com /content/node/41269/print   (4489 words)

  
 2:30 Publicity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With co-producer Chris Walla at the controls, the five musicians collectively known as The Decemberists emerged three weeks later with the bulk of the work completed for Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars - March 22, 2005), their most ambitious and realized effort to date.
Walla is probably best known as the guitarist and keyboard player in the band Death Cab for Cutie.
Similarly, multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk introduces a virtual army of traditional instruments in order to accentuate the Picaresque aural landscape alongside the myriad characters that populate the songs.
www.230publicity.com /decemberists.html   (1680 words)

  
 Death Cab for Cutie-Growing in the Studio, Making Plans
Walla's ability to step out of his head and let instinct for the emotional truth blossom paid off handsomely with “I Will Follow You Into the Dark,” an unadorned solo performance with Gibbard on acoustic guitar.
Walla describes the feel as a “disco song that has pretty much a bunch of acoustic instruments on it,” but that is due more to the way the kick drum and the accentuated hi-hat sit in the mix.
Walla's other favorite production devices include the Chandler Limited TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition (a re-creation of the classic '60s-era EMI TG12413 limiter), the Millennia HV-3D 8-channel microphone preamplifier and a rather arcane unit by Lexicon called the Varispeech time compressor/expander, which he likes to use to enhance drums — particularly snare — sounds.
mixonline.com /mag/audio_death_cab_cutie_2/index.html   (2386 words)

  
 Death Cab's Chris Walla Signs to Barsuk - Aversion.com
Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla is going back to his band's original label to release a solo album.
On his official website, Walla announced that he inked a deal with Barsuk Records to release his solo debut in 2007.
The still-untitled album may be released under Walla's name or under the name of a band, depending upon if Walla can come up with a name that satisfies him.
www.aversion.com /news/news_article.cfm?news_id=7072   (175 words)

  
 Grrr! : Cutie From ‘Death Cab’ Says, ‘Try Vegetarianism’
Death Cab for Cutie guitarist Chris Walla went vegetarian when he was 13.
It was about the time—you’re a teenager, you have a little more independence, and you start to be able to make more decisions about what you eat, and I got so sick of going to restaurants and having just terrible, terrible food options ….
Chris: [F]actory farming is just disgusting—all you have to do is look at a couple photographs, and it’s not that hard to figure out.
www.petakids.com /grrr3-2005/deathcab.asp   (146 words)

  
 Paste Magazine :: Feature :: Death Cab For Cutie :: The Hardest Working Band in Show BIz (Page 1)
We’re ensconced in a quiet, residential part of the city—houses with windowsill figurines and tricycles dot the block—and it’s entirely possible someone’s grandmother lives next door, unaware the members of Death Cab for Cutie, the crown princes of Seattle indie rock, are completing their fifth LP, Plans, within the confines of this nondescript façade.
Death Cab hunkers down in its third studio this week; the mixing board blew up at guitarist/producer Chris Walla’s renowned Hall of Justice, then they were accidentally double-booked at Avast I. Bands of lesser character would be reduced to tantrum, hurling retro eyeglass frames and stomping their Pumas.
Chris introduces himself from behind the mixing board, his smile offsetting Greta Garbo cheekbones.
www.pastemagazine.com /action/article?article_id=2078   (874 words)

  
 dives: My Franz Concert Experience, or Chris Walla Is A Jerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So when we were leaning on the barrier we were basically facing right out into this channel, with the stadium people sitting a bit higher up and about 15 feet away.
Sooooo Chris Walla comes out along this corridor and is chatting with some girls, leaning against the wall that starts the stadium seating.
We notice that a boy with a red shirt in the closest seat to the front is standing right above Chris Walla with a pen and paper, trying desperately to get his autograph, but Chris Walla is oblivious as he is chatting to girls.
dives.livejournal.com /272867.html   (1611 words)

  
 Chris Walla Music - Favorite Songs - Lyrics From   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chris Walla, the group's guitarist and producer, took a...
Chris Walla (Christopher Walla) (born November 2, 1975...
Chris Walla is more than just the guitarist and keyboardist for the band Death Cab for Cutie.
www.lyricsfrom.com /artists/c/Chris-Walla.html   (1765 words)

  
 Interview with Death Cab for Cutie
Guitarist/producer Chris Walla, who has also done a slew of notable behind-the-boards work for some of the better bands in the Pacific Northwest (The Long Winters, The Decemberists and Carissa's Wierd among them), takes some time to catch us up on all the progress.
CHRIS: Life is quite good, thanks for asking.
CHRIS: Funny, I feel like a veteran now; I’d have scoffed at that concept a year ago, I think.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/current_independent_music/110367   (382 words)

  
 MUSIC - Comcast.net
The band Death Cab For Cutie, from left, Jason McGerr(drums), Chris Walla (guitar/keyboards), Nick Harmer (bass) and...
Far from brash and loud anti-heroes, they are, as guitarist Chris Walla says, more a reaction to their hometown's fabled era.
And with four albums behind them (all produced by Walla), the band was confident in their ability to stay true to themselves.
www.comcast.net /music/index.jsp?cat=MUSIC&fn=/2005/08/30/211125.html   (1090 words)

  
 MPR: Chris Walla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chris Walla of the band Death Cab for Cutie
Paul, Minn. — Chris Walla is also an accomplished producer in is own right, and aside from his production work on Death Cab for Cutie albums, he's also worked with such artists as Nada Surf, Hot Hot Heat, and The Thermals.
He spoke to Mary Lucia about touring with Franz Ferdinand, the projects he'll never be a part of, and his favorite eye cream.
minnesota.publicradio.org /display/web/2006/04/20/chris_walla/?rsssource=1   (180 words)

  
 . : Troy Tietjen | C A T A L O G : .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Songwriter Chris Blue is one of my favorite artists that I have worked with.
I Co-produced/recorded with Chris Walla, and mixed Death Cab's song 'This Temporary life.' Contrary to what the credits say the first pressing is incorrect, also Kori Gardner is the female vocolist on this track from the Mates of State.
It was produced and engineered by band member, Chris Walla.
home.comcast.net /~starvinthugsandharmony/catalog.html   (746 words)

  
 THE REVOLUTIONARY HYDRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The reasons are various: Chris was on tour and booked at the studio through much of the time; Joe became very ill; the band was not playing out much; time flew.
Chris had really outdone himself with this legendary studio (previous owners Jon and Stu in turn took over from the days when it was known as Reciprocal and was used for early Nirvana, et al), and we feel honored to be one of the first projects he did there.
Chris Walla stepped up to the challenge, however, and recorded most of it in the infamous Ellis St. House-era HALL OF JUSTICE, running snake cables downstairs through a heating vent, along the kitchen ceiling, and down a flight of stairs.
www.revolutionaryhydra.com /hydra_.html   (4210 words)

  
 Chris Walla: The Stylus Interview - Article - Stylus Magazine
hris Walla is a busy man. When not playing Johnny Marr to Ben Gibbard's Morrissey in Seattle-based Death Cab For Cutie, he keeps himself busy producing bands like the Long Winters, Nada Surf, Hot Hot Heat and, of course, Death Cab themselves.
I walked into the auditorium, navigated through the obstacle course of open guitar cases and amps, past Gibbard (said "Hi," since I have met him before – it would be rude not to) and found my way over to Chris.
He looked up and said, "Hi, I'm Chris," and I actually found myself a little tongue-tied, but finally managed to blurt out "I’m here to do the interview." "Great, let's go get a coffee and talk," he replied.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=865   (2075 words)

  
 the LITTLE dojo - Walla Walla, WA
Premier Martial Arts in Walla Walla is sponsoring a Non Classical Gung Fu Seminar Free to the Community.
The Session will be held at Premier Martial Arts located at 822 West Main Street Suite A, in Walla Walla, Monday April 30th from 5 to 6 P.M. It is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early for registration.
There was a contingent of Walla Walla Police Officers there as security and the Walla Walla EMTs were there to offer the fighters medical support if needed.
www.thelittledojo.com   (1535 words)

  
 Sound the Sirens Magazine | Interviews | The Pale Pacific
Vocalist and guitarist Gabe Archer sat down and hashed out topics including the name change (prior to this, they were simply known as The Pale), the rising popularity of indie rock and working with Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie.
We set up our own recording gear in a cabin near the ocean and it just felt like it would be perfect for the sounds of that place to seep into the recording.
Urgency but because of the deadlines we were up against and because of how draining it is to engineer, record and mix a record we hit on the idea of having someone else mix the last three songs.
www.soundthesirens.com /articles/index.php?id=8,323,0,0,1,0   (731 words)

  
 Midheaven Mailorder | Browse by Label: Skrocki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Recorded and mixed in eight days by CHRIS WALLA (DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE), the band lets it fly with a combustible concoction of powerful feedback and distortion-drenched hooks and melodies, rocked with unconventional structures, and an overall sweetness.
Thirteen tracks that retain all the cheap beer shakes and office job angst of their previous recordings, while introducing some jarring new elements--songs that exceed the 90 second mark, extended musical segments, key changes, and guitar solos.
Mixed by CHRIS WALLA (DCFC) at the Hall of Justice.
www.midheaven.com /labels/nonexc/skrocki.html   (305 words)

  
 Club Cafe Calendar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The beard and the determination were both quickly put to rest, as John joined the criminally underappreciated, shoulda-been-on-an-indie-label rock band Harvey Danger as a multipurpose sideman shortly after his return home.
Following the band's 2000 tour, Roderick holed up in the studio for several weeks with the monumental talents of Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson to make a new record of his own songs.
The Long Winters are Chris Caniglia on keyboards, former Western State Hurricanes drummer Michael Shilling, and Eric Corson on bass, with frequent appearances by Sean Nelson (seating himself behind a motley assortment of lo-fi instruments).
www.clubcafelive.com /calendar.asp?id=6&year=2003&index=29   (581 words)

  
 The Decemberists - The Tain (Acuarela, 2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Back in August of 2003, the Decemberists had a 4-day sleep-over at Chris Walla's redoubtable Hall of Justice, sleeping on the floor in between recording sessions, eating crickets and small grubs from Walla's terrarium.
Meloy's direct (and sometimes crass) lyrics fit his gruffly-strummed acoustic guitar in Part one, and blend seamlessly into Part Two, which moves from a loping waltz to a secret-agent-buzzed hot four.
Hopefully, Chris Walla can keep dangling the carrot for these exhausting recording/camping trips.
homepage.mac.com /teasethedog/iblog/C2036969152/E13341426   (425 words)

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