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

Every Record I Own - Day 216: Constantines Kensington HeightsI’m... 

Every Record I Own - Day 216: Constantines Kensington Heights

I’m hard-pressed to think of a better rock band in the ‘00s than Constantines.

It feels a little wrong to begin the conversation about the Toronto-based indie quintent by discussing their last record, but we’ll discuss their first three LPs when I get my records out of storage.

I purchased this used LP a couple of months ago, but I’ve had a promo copy of the CD ever since their label sent it to The Stranger back in early 2008. I had just started…

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