A month ago Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie guitarist and nominee for most genuine human being on the planet, announced that he was leaving the band he's been a part of for 17 years.
"Deciding to leave the band was not, and is not, easy. 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," he wrote in a letter posted on Slog.
This weekend Walla and Death Cab played together for the last time at Rifflandia in Victoria, B.C. and thankfully there is video footage of the band saying goodbye:
While Walla is no longer a member of Death Cab, he did play on the band's eighth full-length album, which is due to be released in "early 2015." And while the band has not yet officially announced what their post-Walla plans are, I'm still available if they are looking to adopt more of a pop punk sound.