Autumn de Wilde
By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer The basics Artist: Chris Walla Based out of: Portland, Ore. Most recent album: Field Manual, Barsuk Records, released Jan. 29 You know him as: The guitarist in Death Cab for Cutie Or: As a producer who has worked with the Decemberists, Nada Surf and Tegan & Sara, among others Influences: Walla cites power-pop bands that came to prominence in the alt-rock era, such as the Posies and Teenage Fanclub, as primary inspiration, and also professes a deep love for quiet, slow music, such as Low and the Red House Painters. For fans of: Death Cab for Cutie, the Decemberists, the Shins, the Fountains of Wayne, Shoes, Maroon 5, the Minus-5, the Postal Service "Crash course" is a regular feature that takes a look at non-superstar artists who shouldnt be overlooked.
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