Tom Huynh

Autumn Sky

Hey guys, it’s Autumn Sky. I can’t tell you how stoked I am to be featured this Music Monday and I thought it would be a perfect time to let you guys know what songs I’ve been listening to recently as I’ve started writing for the new album.

Please enjoy this highly curated playlist of women who make me feel like kicking ass and taking names. And also dancing. Enjoy!

1. Perfect Pussy – Interference Fits

Because Meredith Graves’ mind is a temple, we are only lucky plebeians to get to witness every time she writes another stirring, stream of consciousness, crushing commentary on humanity. Also because she bleeds on stage. This always impresses me.

2. Bikini Kill – Rebel Grrl

For the past month I’ve listened to this every morning, and every day I find new things to love about it. How it sounds like a takedown song but its secretly about wanting to be best friends with this other girl? How she screams in the second verse? How sassy she gets in the third? Ugghhhh I want to marry it.

3. Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. feat. Erykah Badu

“I asked a question like this

Are we a lost generation of our people?

Add us to equations but they’ll never make us equal.

She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel.”

Did your brain just explode? Cause mine did.

4. Blonde Redhead – 23

Push play. Close your eyes. Imagine the motorcycle you’re driving alone through New Mexico in the middle of the night. You’re so welcome.

5. Björk – Vulnicura (the whole album)

I think I hate Matthew Barney…?

6. Polica – Warrior Lord

The song people should be having sex to. Channy’s smokey-sexy delivery? Gold.

7. M.I.A. – Bad Girls

If you turn all the best women’s anthems into race cars and let them duke it out on a track, this track would come out of the corner like a dark horse, light the other front runners on fire, and cross the finish line flipping through the air shooting cannons. Never underestimate M.I.A. She may not release music a lot, but when she does. FIRE.