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Deck in the Studio
|Years active||1988 to present|
|Associated acts||Red Red Meat|
Brian Deck is an American music producer and member of band Red Red Meat. He co-founded Idful Studios in 1988. Since becoming a full-time producer, Deck has worked with bands and artists including Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, Califone, All Smiles, Fruit Bats, Gomez, The Grates, Holopaw, Baby & Hide, David Singer and David Berkeley. Brian currently works at Engine Studios in Chicago.
Brian Deck attended college as a performance major and excelled at both drum set and general percussion instruments. On many of the albums Brian produces, he contributes some sort of instrument or vocal. Many of his albums include extensive percussion instruments and techniques. While recording the band Red Red Meat at Idful Studios he was asked to join the band behind the kit. He remained there until the bands disbanding in early 2000. Since then he has had a loose connection with Tim Rutili's Califone. He and Tim also collaborated with Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock for the band Ugly Casanova. Brian produced, and played drums on, their sole album, Sharpen Your Teeth; he also toured behind the record. According to Richard Edwards of Margot and the Nuclear So and So's, as of 2009 Brian will be the new drummer in his side project Vegetables.
Working early on out of Idful Studios with Brad Wood and later out of Engine Studios, Brian has produced a number of both local Chicago musicians as well as widely known international acts. He is represented exclusively by Andy Kipnes and Mark Beaven of Advanced Alternative Media.
Red Red Meat
- Red Red Meat (Perishable Records, 1992)
- Jimmywine Majestic (Sub Pop Records, 1994)
- Bunny Gets Paid (Sub Pop Records, 1995)
- There's a Star Above the Manger Tonight (Sub Pop Records, 1997)
- Loftus (collaboration with Rex) (Perishable Records, 1999)
- Diggin Holes b/w Babys Clean Conscience (Sub Pop Records, 2002)
- Sharpen Your Teeth (Sub Pop Records, 2002)
Year Album Artist 2015 The Horse Comanche Chadwick Stokes 2014 Somewhere Under Wonderland Counting Crows 2013 Intersections Into It. Over It. 2013 Ghost on Ghost Iron & Wine 2013 The Great Despiser Joe Pug 2012 Clill Blanzin Moritat 2011 This Life is Not Ours to Keep New Ruins 2011 Collider Sam Roberts Band 2011 No One Gets Any Fair Fjola 2010 Li(f)e Sage Francis 2010 In Memory of Loss Nathaniel Rateliff 2009 A New Tide Gomez 2009 New Leaves Owen 2009 Strange Light David Berkeley 2008 Animal! Margot and the Nuclear So and So's 2008 Not Animal Margot and the Nuclear So and So's 2008 Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings Counting Crows 2008 Unicycle Loves You Unicycle Loves You 2008 Live at Dead Lake Hot Club de Paris 2007 The Shepherd's Dog Iron and Wine 2007 Sons of Guns Probably Vampires 2007 Banging Down the Door Ezra Furman and the Harpoons 2006 This Harness Can't Ride Anything Chin up Chin Up 2006 Roots & Crowns Califone 2006 Gravity Won't Get You High The Grates 2006 For The Masses The You 2006 The Animal Years Josh Ritter 2005 The Plural of the Choir Settlefish 2005 That These Things Could Be Ours Robert Skoro 2004 Our Endless Numbered Days Iron and Wine 2004 Hark/Sigh Baby & Hide 2004 Stars Burn Out David Singer & the Sweet Science 2003 Mouthfuls Fruitbats 2003 Holopaw Holopaw 2003 Fear Not The Breakdown R. D. Roth and The Issues 2002 September 000 The Secret Machines 2002 Sharpen Your Teeth Ugly Casanova 2002 The Silver Line Chris Mills 2002 Inhabiting the Ball Jim Roll 2001 Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks Modest Mouse 2001 Roomsound Califone 2000 The Moon and Antarctica Modest Mouse 1997 There's a Star Above the Manger Tonight Red Red Meat 1992 Baling Wire & Bubble Gum Every Good Boy 1990 Social Graces Every Good Boy 1988 Mederios Wheat (Band)