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(From left) Bassist Nick Harmer, singer-guitarist Ben Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie continue to perform as a trio after one of the band's founding members, Chris Walla, left recently. The group was in Singapore earlier this week to play and promote their new album.

Bittersweet departure inspires album

Death Cab For Cutie, one of the world's biggest indie bands, gets set for life as a trio after losing a key founding member.
Mar 11, 2016 5:50 AM

TWO decades in, Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC) is bracing itself for new beginnings.

Initially a solo project which frontman-guitarist Ben Gibbard started in 1997, the Washington group has risen quickly to become one of the world's biggest indie bands. But they have been reduced to a trio now

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