Carrie Brownstein is a writer, musician, actor, dog trainer and blogger for NPR Music. She was a member of the critically acclaimed rock band Sleater-Kinney. Brownstein writes NPR Music's "Monitor Mix" blog, and is a contributor to All Songs Considered. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Believer, Pitchfork.com and numerous book anthologies on music and culture.
Along with Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live, Brownstein is one-half of the comedic duo, ThunderAnt. She also has a feature role in the upcoming independent film, Some Days Are Better Than Others, directed by Matt McCormick. Brownstein lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is working on her first book of non-fiction.
Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein chooses a new mixtape, made up of songs originally compiled on a rainy day several weeks ago. They might sound best under gray skies, as part of a mix that could easily be called "The Underdogs."