New Video: Air Traffic, 'Charlotte'


"Charlotte," the infectious new single from indie rock band Air Traffic, is enough to make even Erica Jong get over her fear of flying. The song features intense lyrics ("Cause I'm wasted / I'm face down on the floor / Can't take anymore) paired with strangely soothing melodies, for a sound that's one part Placebo, two-parts Green Day on Prozac. Then again, we would expect nothing less from the do-or-die Brits who famously blew their student loans to support their nasty music habit. And while the group's been keeping busy touring around the U.K. ever since signing with EMI in 2006, we think these student-turned-rockers are about to hit it big here in the U.S. So buckle up, and get ready for takeoff. Oh, and don't forget to make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in their upright and fully locked positions.