Brian Cook - Bass - 2009 - Present

Brian Cook is the bassist, baritone guitarist, and keyboardist for Russian Circles. He also played in the bands Botch, These Arms Are Snakes, and Roy. He has served as a session player for records by Mouth of the Architect and Mamiffer and is currently an auxiliary contributor to Sumac. In addition to playing music, Cook is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Stranger, Noisey, Portland Mercury, and Alarm. He self-published his debut novel, The Second Chair Is Meant For You, in 2014. He was voted Best Dancer in his 6th grade yearbook, which, if you've ever seen him dance, was obviously a joke by his classmates. Cook currently lives in New York with his husband Reno. 


Brian Cook's Gear Thanks go to:
Moog
Fuzzrocious
Dwarfcraft 
Verellen Amplifiers
Ernie Ball Strings

Brian Cook Rig Rundown

Every Record I Own - Day 285: Darkthrone PanzerfaustI had a punk/metal/hardcore show on a college... 

Every Record I Own - Day 285: Darkthrone Panzerfaust

I had a punk/metal/hardcore show on a college radio station from ‘95-’00. When I started, I went through the CD and vinyl libraries trying to get acquainted with all this new music. It would still be a couple of years before I even had an email address, so the radio station gig was basically the equivalent of giving Spotify to a person that had never had access to the internet. I went through all the black metal classics that I’d been hearing about and…

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kelagon: malformalady: Before the availability of the tape... 











kelagon:

malformalady:

Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays calling it ‘bone music’. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure…

Every Record I Own - Day 284: Darker My Love 2I’ve been back out on tour and pressed for time, so I... 

Every Record I Own - Day 284: Darker My Love 2

I’ve been back out on tour and pressed for time, so I haven’t been keeping up with these entries. It’s been a busy couple of years as I’ve been juggling a couple of actively touring bands—something I haven’t done since 2008-2009 when I was touring in both These Arms Are Snakes and Russian Circles. 

It was in those hectic years at the end of the decade that These Arms toured with Darker My Love. It was just a couple of weeks but it all feels a little blurrier than…

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