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 156: Billy Bragg The Peel SessionsI’ve... 

Every Record I Own - Day 156: Billy Bragg The Peel Sessions

I’ve been slacking on these posts on account of being on tour, juggling multiple writing jobs, and prepping for a cross-country move. And to be honest, I’ve been trying to think of something interesting to say about this record. I love Billy Bragg, but this album of songs from BBC’s Peel Sessions only remains in my collection because I see no real reason to get rid of it. The songs are great, but most of them exist elsewhere in his catalog. As a…

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 Russian Circles is touring North America with support from... 

Russian Circles is touring North America with support from King Woman. Come hang out.

Photo by Andrea Petrovicova

MAR 22 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *

MAR 23 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *

MAR 26 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick

MAR 27 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex

MAR 29 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

MAR 31 Portland, Oregon @ Wonder Ballroom

APR 01 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

APR 02 Vancouver, BC @ Baltimore Cabaret

APR 04 Calgary, AB @ Dickens

APR 05 Edmonton, AB @ The…

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You don't own any Botch records? 

I have many, many Botch records. But I talk enough about my bands and my records that I didn’t feel compelled to include them in the Every Record series. Should I?