Beats & Burn Vol. 54: Carrie Brownstein & Kate Bingaman-Burt

Beats & Burn Vol. 54: Carrie Brownstein & Kate Bingaman-Burt

Beats & Burn Vol 54


About the Playlist

"I was thinking about the onset of autumn, which is often a time of reflection after the summer months. I chose songs with groove, with quiet moments, with bursts of angst and energy and desire. I wanted the sonic elements to wrestle with a multitude of feeling, to swing for the highs and conjure the lows, and to allow contemplation. If nothing else, it’s a soundtrack for crisp leaves underfoot, the damp cold seeping in, and being alone without being lonely." - Carrie Brownstein


Playlist by Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein is a writer, director, and musician. She is author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. Brownstein was the co-creator and co-star of the award winning sketch-comedy series, Portlandia. She is also a founding member of the rock band, Sleater-Kinney, who recently released their 10th studio album. Brownstein has directed television shows for HBO, NBC, Comedy Central, and Hulu. Along with musician Annie Clark/St. Vincent, she co-wrote the film Nowhere Inn. Brownstein is slated to direct her first feature in 2022. She has lived in Portland since 2001.


About the Cover

I have had a long love affair with drawing/documenting/collecting objects and processing emotions and stories around the inanimate things/stuff/wants/needs in our lives for the last 20 years. When I was told that Carrie's mix was going to be one for fall, I immediately knew that I needed to paint up a bunch of sweaters for the music to wear. Many of these sweaters are imaginary, but many of these sweaters are folded in my closet ready to wear for the upcoming season. Happy fall y'all.


Cover Art by Kate Bingaman-Burt

@katebingburt |

@outletpdx |

Kate Bingaman-Burt mostly draws, letters, documents, and collects, but she also does a lot of other things that involve energy, conversation, and exchange. Kate is a full-time educator and makes illustrations for all sorts of clients all around the world. Since 2008, she has worked at Portland State University and is the Associate Director of The School of Art + Design and a Professor of Graphic Design. She opened Outlet in 2017, which hosts workshops, pop-up events and a fully operational risograph print studio. Kate loves creating spaces that make people want to MAKE!