Chris Walla

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Musician, producer, and songwriter best known for his key role in Death Cab for Cutie, as well as solo recordings.
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Year Album Artist
2016 Delusions of Grand Fur Rogue Wave Mixing
2016 We Disappear The Thermals Producer, Loops, VCS 3 Synthesizer
2015 Hospital Handshakes Rocky Votolato Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Piano, Mellotron, Moog Synthesizer, Soundscape
2015 Kintsugi Death Cab for Cutie Group Member, Composer
2015 Lesser Oceans Fences Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Bass, Composer, Engineer, Producer
2015 Songs: The Very Best of Acoustic - The Collection Group Member, Mixing, Producer, Recording
2015 Tape Loops Chris Walla Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer
2014 Lions William Fitzsimmons Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Synthesizer, Drum Machine, Percussion, Loops, Composer, Primary Artist
2014 The Twilight Saga: Forever Composer
2013 Adding Up the Wasted Hours The Lonely Forest Engineer, Guitar, Loops, Mixing
2012 John Singer Sergeant: The Music and Songs of John Dufilho Featured Artist, Guitar, Vocals
2011 12 Desperate Straight Lines Telekinesis Engineer, Mixing, Bass, Composer, Guitar (Acoustic), Noise, Piano, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Tape Machine
2011 Arrows The Lonely Forest Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Mixing
2011 Beastly [Songs from the Motion Picture] Composer
2011 Codes and Keys Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Group Member, Composer, Mixing
2011 Keys and Codes Remix EP Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Group Member, Composer
2011 Piano Tribute To Death Cab For Cutie Composer
2011 Return to Santa Monica Everclear Composer
2011 Tape Club Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Engineer
2010 From the Heart: Coffee House Edition Composer
2010 From the Land of the Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin Primary Artist
2010 Let It Sway Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Producer, Guitar, Wurlitzer, Synthesizer, Percussion, Mixing
2010 Li(f)e Sage Francis Composer
2010 Lilith 2010 Producer
2010 Personal Life The Thermals Producer
2010 The Orchard Ra Ra Riot Mixing
2010 The Grand Bounce Gordon Downie / Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member
2010 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Soundtrack Companion Composer
2010 They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 Carissa's Wierd Engineer
2009 Around the Well Iron and Wine Engineer, Guitar
2009 Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise Producer, Engineer
2009 Hottest 100, Vol. 16 Composer
2009 Sainthood Tegan and Sara Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Bass
2009 Score! 20 Years of Merge Records Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2009 Telekinesis! Telekinesis Producer, Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production, Guitar, Guitar (12 String), Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals (Background), Bass, Bass Instrument, Vocals
2009 The Open Door EP Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Producer, Composer
2008 Cath... Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member
2008 Choke Composer
2008 Field Manual Chris Walla Primary Artist, Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Photography, Composer
2008 Fierce Angel: Angels Fall, Vol. 2 Producer
2008 I Will Possess Your Heart Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member, Composer
2008 I Will Possess Your Heart [2 Tracks] Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2008 KFOG Live from the Archives, Vol. 15 Composer
2008 Live from Las Vegas at the Palms Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2008 Lucky Nada Surf Engineer
2008 Narrow Stairs Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member, Composer, Recording
2008 No Sunlight Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2008 No Sunlight [International] Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2008 Re-Arrange Us Mates of State Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Loops
2008 Sensory Underload: Uncertain Tracks 1996-2008 Unbunny Engineer, Vocals, Performer
2008 The Night Is Ours Youth Group Guest Artist, Mixing, Guitar, Vocals (Background), Noise
2007 2007 Grammy Nominees Producer
2007 Bridging the Distance Primary Artist
2007 Endless Highway: The Music of The Band Piano
2007 Modern Wedding Collection Vitamin String Quartet Composer
2007 Playlist Febuary 2007 Producer
2007 Quiet Time Sound of Life Composer
2007 The Con Tegan and Sara Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production, Guitar, Organ, Guitar (Bass), Cymbals, Shaker, Bass
2007 Wake Up! Producer
2006 Casino Twilight Dogs Youth Group Mixing
2006 Crooked Teeth Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2006 Directions Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Composer
2006 Ghost: The String Quartet Tribute to Death Cab for Cutie Vitamin String Quartet Composer
2006 Grammy Nominees 2006 Producer
2006 I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2006 Live at KEXP, Vol. 2 Composer
2006 One Tree Hill - Music from the Television Series, Vol. 2: Friends with Benefit Producer
2006 Pieces of Places Camden Engineer, Mixing, Vocals (Background)
2006 Putting the Days to Bed The Long Winters Guitar, Piano
2006 Rolling Stone Original Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2006 The Crane Wife The Decemberists Producer, Mixing, Keyboards, Vocals (Background)
2006 The Thrill of the Hunt Kind of Like Spitting Engineer
2005 Atticus: Dragging the Lake, Vol. 3 Composer
2005 In the Red Kind of Like Spitting Percussion
2005 Picaresque The Decemberists Producer, Mixing, Audio Production, Guitar, Guitar (Electric)
2005 Plans Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Audio Production, Group Member, Composer
2005 Six Feet Under, Vol. 2: Everything Ends Producer, Composer
2005 Sound of Settling [Maxi Single] Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2005 Stubbs the Zombie: The Soundtrack Engineer, Mixing
2005 The John Byrd E.P. Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2005 The O.C. Mix 5 Producer
2005 The Weight Is a Gift Nada Surf Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Photography, Guitar, Keyboards
2005 Urgency The Pale Pacific Audio Engineer, Mixing
2005 We're Bicoastal Rat Cat Hogan Mixing, Piano
2004 City Lights Racetrack Engineer, Mixing, Organ, Shaker, Handclapping
2004 Fuckin A The Thermals Engineer, Audio Engineer
2004 Future Soundtrack for America Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Composer
2004 Maybe This Christmas Tree Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2004 The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered Daniel Johnston Producer, Engineer, Guitar, Sound Effects, Choir/Chorus, Feedback, Musician, Delay
2004 The New Year Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2004 The O.C. Mix 2 Engineer, Mixing
2004 The Tain The Decemberists Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Additional Personnel, Vocals
2004 Travistan Travis Morrison Producer, Audio Production, Main Personnel, Guitar, Melodica, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Xylophone, Drum Machine, Percussion, Sampling, Bass
2004 Very Best of Sk8er Rock Composer
2003 Blue Sky Mile Blue Sky Mile Engineer
2003 Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again Engineer, Guitar
2003 Give Up The Postal Service Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Vocal Engineer, Guitar Engineer, Drum Engineering, Piano Engineer
2003 Goodbye My 4-Track Logan Whitehurst Guitar
2003 Light and the Sound [EP] Rocky Votolato Producer, Guitar (Electric), Bass
2003 Live the Dream: The Second Fierce Panda Sampler Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Composer
2003 Love & Distortion The Stratford 4 Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Percussion
2003 More Parts Per Million The Thermals Mixing
2003 No Culture Icons The Thermals Mixing
2003 Such Great Heights The Postal Service Guitar Engineer, Engineer, Guitar
2003 Suicide Medicine Rocky Votolato Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar (Electric), Melodica, Piano, Organ, Glockenspiel, Vocals (Background), Bass
2003 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight The Postal Service Engineer
2003 The Hush Hush Suffering and the Hideous Thieves Engineer, Mixing
2003 Transatlanticism Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Group Member, Composer
2003 When I Pretend to Fall The Long Winters Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Mixing Advisor, Recording
2002 Barnheart Ex-Hustlers Engineer
2002 Bridges Worth Burning Kind of Like Spitting Vocals, Guitar
2002 I Was a Kaleidoscope Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2002 Knock Knock Knock Hot Hot Heat Producer, Engineer
2002 Knockout to Dispense Revolutionary Hydra Producer, Engineer
2002 Let Go Nada Surf Engineer, Mixing, Voices
2002 Make Up the Breakdown Hot Hot Heat Engineer, Mixing
2002 Out of the Fierce Parade The Velvet Teen Producer, Engineer
2002 Shut Up, You Fucking Baby! David Cross Engineer
2002 Songs About Leaving Carissa's Wierd Engineer, Mixing
2002 Stability Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Sound Effects, Choir/Chorus, Art Direction, Composer
2002 The Worst You Can Do Is Harm The Long Winters Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Guitar (Baritone), Drum Machine, Bass, Vocal Harmony, Organ (Hammond), Trap Kit, Melodihorn, Tape Splicing
2002 Under the Same Stars The Prom Engineer, Mixing
2002 We Laugh Indoors Death Cab for Cutie Composer
2002 You Can Play These Songs with Chords Death Cab for Cutie Mixing, Photography, Liner Notes, Vocals, Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Organ, Wurlitzer, Keyboards, Drum Machine, Tapes, Scratching, Bass, Vocal Harmony, Noise, Fuzz Bass, Pedals, Loop, Construction, Execution, Composer
2001 Angel Hat Andrea Maxand Producer, Mixing, Loops, Sampling, Bass
2001 Home of the Cannon Saints Red Shirt Brigade Producer
2001 The Amos House Collection, Vol. 1 Composer
2001 The Photo Album Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Art Direction, Composer
2001 The Prom The Prom Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2000 Forbidden Love Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Musician, Composer
2000 Reel Time Canvas Camden Engineer, Mixing
2000 We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Piano (Electric), Glockenspiel, Percussion, Sampling, Vocals (Background), Telecaster, Composer
1999 Something About Airplanes Death Cab for Cutie Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Guitar, Piano (Electric), Organ, Composer
1997 Many Facez Tracey Lee Composer
103.7 the Mountain: Live from the Mountain Music Vol. 15 [Starbucks Exclusive] Composer
Acoustic Tribute To Death Cab For Cutie Composer
Alt Rock [Rhino] Group Member
CMJ New Music, Vol. 98 Composer
I Will Possess Your Heart [#2] Death Cab for Cutie Composer
I Will Possess Your Heart [Radio Edit] Death Cab for Cutie Composer
Inside Out Avalanche City Producer
Meet Me On the Equinox Death Cab for Cutie Composer
Meet Me on the Equinox (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) [Originally Performed by Death Cab for Cutie] DJ Cover This Composer
Music from Twilight Saga Soundtracks: Videos and Performances, Vol. 1 [DVD] Composer
Never Give Up/Incredibly Still Sombear / Chris Walla Primary Artist
Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio (February 2006) Composer
Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio (May 2008) Composer
Promo Only: Modern Rock Radio (October 2009) Composer
Q Playlist: Mellow Gold Composer
Radioactive: Mainstream & Rock Series (March 2006) Composer
Summer Skin Death Cab for Cutie Composer
Underneath the Sycamore Death Cab for Cutie Composer