This Is Your Captain Speaking

an airport-delay playlist!

They’ve stopped even announcing anything about your already-very-long-past departure time. Settle into the molded plastic chair with a $7 bottle of water and this playlist. You’ll be on your way — in your mind at least. 

Castles in the Snow,” by Twin Shadow
(White skyscrapers make a pretty skyline.)

Skippin’ Town,” by The Drums
(Off to sunnier skies.)

Get in the Car,” by Francis and the Lights
(There’s more than one way to get there.)

Little Motel,” by Modest Mouse
(Spending the night.)

Not Getting There,” by Blonde Redhead
(Make friends — it’s going to be awhile.)

Helicopter (Diplo & Lunice Remix),” by Deerhunter
(Talk about an upgrade.)

Transit Transit,” by Autolux
(All these layovers have you feeling like a FedEx package.)

Hey, Now I’m Movin,” by Kurt Vile
(The best news ever.)

Lines,” by Tapes ’n Tapes
(Hurry up and wait.)

Bloodhounds on My Trail,” by The Black Angels
(Probably should have left the contraband at home.)

Bye Bye Bye,” by School of Seven Bells
(Captain says we’re ready for takeoff.)

Photo: Olastuen / Flickr