Brian Deck

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Brian Deck
Deck in the Studio
Deck in the Studio
Background information
BornChicago, Illinois
Occupation(s)Recording Engineer
Years active1988 to present

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 Narwhal Studios (formerly 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.[1]


Red Red Meat

Ugly Casanova

Production credits[edit]

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
2012 Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger River City Extension
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)


  1. ^ "AAM | Advanced Alternative Media". Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-22.

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