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

nearfantastica00: the-holleywood-signs: hesitantgrownup: plantsplacesthings: I’ve never felt... 

nearfantastica00:

the-holleywood-signs:

hesitantgrownup:

plantsplacesthings:

I’ve never felt like I fit into any of the gay “tribes”, so I’m a making my own. From now one, I will be know as a Raccoon.
Characteristics of us Raccoons include:
-hairy
-weight fluctuates hourly between husky and less husky
-eats/wears trash
-grabs things with tiny hands
-hisses sometimes
-always tries hardest but usually just ends up sweaty and smelly

I have a new gay tribe.

Can I be a raccoon if I have big hands?

This…

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Every Record I Own - Day 152: Sinoia Caves Beyond the Black... 



Every Record I Own - Day 152: Sinoia Caves Beyond the Black Rainbow OST

Doing a short post today on account of heading out on tour. This one is out of alphabetical order because I had it filed under S, but realized I should maintain my practice of filing soundtracks by their movie titles.

Anyways, this is a recent acquisition. I first heard this through the SUMAC guys, then bought the LP in Asheville, NC while on tour with Russian Circles. Sinoia Caves is the solo project of Black Mountain keyboardist Jeremy…

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Every Record I Own - Day 151: Born Against The Rebel Sound of... 



Every Record I Own - Day 151: Born Against The Rebel Sound of Shit and Failure

Born Against were one of the few New York hardcore bands I ever really loved. And unfortunately, they broke up in July 1993, just a few months before they’d pop up on my radar. 

Like a lot of kids in the early ‘90s, my initial exposure to hardcore was with bands like Minor Threat and Black Flag. I was still living in Hawaii when I discovered these records, and they seemed to belong to not just a whole other era, but an entirely…

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