Ian Brennan has published seven books. His most recent is Muse-$ick: a music manifesto in fifty-nine notes (PM Press, October 2021).

He has written about music for The Guardian, Guitar Player, Sound on Sound, Chicago Tribune, BOMB, CounterPunch, Pollstar, Talkhouse, Huck, Songlines, Modern Drummer, The Vinyl District, Afropop Worldwide, Quincy Jones' Qwest TV, SonicScoop, Perceptive Travel, Flood Magazine, Zero, and Tape Op.