Friday, September 19, 2008

Absolutepunk Talks to Brian Cook (Russian Circles / These Arms Are Snakes)!

huge thanks to Julia Conny and the entire Absolutepunk staff! Interview: Brian Cook (Russian Circles / These Arms Are Snakes)

Oh Russian Circles. There are bands that are living in set lines, and then there are bands that stroll beyond them. And then there are bands that just don't give a fuck. But it's not that Russian Circles don't care, it's that when their new album Station plays in full, the heavy, dissonant tones breathe life into current standards of creativity. So it's just hard to see lines to begin with. Circles, maybe. But no lines.

I was given the opportunity to chat it up with new-ish Russian Circles bassist Brian Cook (also in These Arms Are Snakes), and we talked about a few things, like him coming into the band, how he got into music, and how gas prices and Internet are playing the same downhill team.

(((Full interview here!)))

These Arms Are Snakes w/ sBACH!
FRI SEPT 19 – Pomona CA, Elks Pomona Lodge
SAT SEPT 20 – San Diego CA, Che CafĂ© Collective
SUN SEPT 21 – Santa Barbara CA, Muddy Waters
TUE SEPT 23 – Reno NV, Tonic Lounge

Europe w/ These Arms Are Snakes and Russian Circles!
Oct 14 2008 Waterfront Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Oct 15 2008 O13 Popcentrum Tilburg, Zuid-Holland
Oct 17 2008 Nexus Braunschweig
Oct 18 2008 Elfer Frankfurt
Oct 20 2008 Mod Club - Russia St. Petersburg
Oct 22 2008 Aktoviy Zal - Russia Moscow
Oct 24 2008 Magnet Berlin, Berlin
Oct 25 2008 Zoro Leipzig
Oct 26 2008 club 007 Prague
Oct 27 2008 Kaplung Budapest
Oct 28 2008 Arena Vienna Vienna
Oct 29 2008 Abart Zurich
Oct 30 2008 Sotto Tetto Bologna
Oct 31 2008 Mojomatic Montpellier
Nov 1 2008 Apollo 2 Barcelona
Nov 3 2008 Wurlitzer Ballroom Madrid
Nov 4 2008 Galeria Ze Des Bois Lisbon
Nov 5 2008 Porto Rio Porto
Nov 6 2008 Edaska Rock Club Barakaldo
Nov 8 2008 Grrrnd Zero Lyon
Nov 9 2008 Le Romandie Lausanne
Nov 10 2008 Mains D’oeuvre Paris
Nov 11 2008 Rockhal Esch-Alzette
Nov 12 2008 Charlatan Gent
Nov 13 2008 Stuk Leuven
Nov 14 2008 Engine Room Brighton
Nov 15 2008 Cavern Club Exeter
Nov 16 2008 Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Nov 17 2008 Stereo Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 18 2008 Black Box Belfast, Northern Ireland
Nov 19 2008 Whelans Dublin, Northern Ireland
Nov 20 2008 Star And Garter Manchester
Nov 21 2008 Rock City Nottingham
Nov 22 2008 Islington Academy London