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

So stoked for the new album and that you guys will play in Poland on the upcoming tour. Is the set the same from gig to gig or you like to mix things up from time to time? What for you is the best rati 

We’re stoked to return to Poland. And we’re very stoked to play a couple of shows there with our Czech friends in Kovadlina. We tend to play the same set over the course of a tour, though it will occasionally change a little bit if we find some songs don’t work well. But because Mike and I have to choose specific gear for a tour based on what songs we’re playing, we can’t mix things up too much. Ideally, i’d like to play as many new songs as possible, but we also know that people want to hear some older…

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