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:
Verellen Amplifiers
Ernie Ball Strings

Brian Cook Rig Rundown

unexplained-events: In Seattle, Washington, an aged and... 


In Seattle, Washington, an aged and allegedly “haunted” coke machine has been in the same spot for over fifteen years, but despite its outward appearance the machine is fully functional. In fact, the machine has always worked. Some of the drinks it dispenses are normal Coke products, but some are products that are no longer on the market and don’t exist any more. Some of the buttons are labeled as a “mystery” and give a random product when pushed. The business closest to it, a…

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Rehearsing for the SUMAC tour. Come hangout if you’re in... 

Rehearsing for the SUMAC tour. Come hangout if you’re in one of these towns…
Aug 5 Portsmouth, NH
Aug 6 Montreal, QC
Aug 7 Toronto, ON
Aug 8 Detroit, MI
Aug 9 + 10 Chicago, IL
Aug 11 Columbus, OH
Aug 12 Nashville, TN
Aug 13 Atlanta, GA
Aug 14 Durham, NC
Aug 15 Richmond, VA
Aug 16 Washington, DC
Aug 18 Brooklyn, NY
Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20 Boston, MA