Ian Brennan has published five books. His most recent was Silenced by Sound (PM Press, September 2019).

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