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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/22/2011

Singles file: Radiohead, Hayes Carll, Cee-Lo Green

By Allison Stewart

hayes carllHayes Carll tackles LSD, space travel and the Taliban on his new single.

A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind...

Radiohead: "Codex (Mojib remix)"

Little more than a day after the release of "King of Limbs," Swedish producer (and inveterate Radiohead remixer) Mojib gently reconfigures one of its saddest, simplest tracks.

Hayes Carll: "KMAG YOYO"

The hoodie-wearing devil baby of Todd Snider and Ernest Tubb, Carll will never be as famous - not even blog-famous - as he deserves to be. The title track from his new disc (an acronym for the military term "Kiss My [expletive] Guys, You're On Your Own") is a honky-tonk tall tale involving hallucinogens, space travel and the Taliban.

Cee-Lo Green: "Robot Sex"

Wouldn't it have been great if this (probable) "Lady Killer" outtake was actually about the metallic fumblings of those oversize "Lost in Space" robots? It isn't, though.

Yeasayer: "Crazy" (Seal cover)

The Brooklyn hipsters do a folk-based and entirely earnest cover of the only good song Seal has done, complete with Seal-like British accents and phrasing.

Unknown: "Knock Knock"

The mysterious maker of last year's dubstep phenom "Sicko Cell" returns with its b-side, an almost equally great, slow-build banger.

By Allison Stewart  | February 22, 2011; 10:45 AM ET
Categories:  Singles file  | Tags:  Cee Lo Green, Hayes Carll, Radiohead, Yeasayer  
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Comments

Allison, funny line about Hayes Carll being the devil baby of Todd Snider and Ernest Tubbs. And is it me, or does Hayes Carll sound quite a bit like Todd Snider?

Both great songwriters! Wish we'd get more musicians like these guys to tour up here more often.

Enjoy your columns / reviews.

Eric

Posted by: eswogger | February 22, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Allison, funny line about Hayes Carll being the devil baby of Todd Snider and Ernest Tubbs. And is it me, or does Hayes Carll sound quite a bit like Todd Snider?

Both great songwriters! Wish we'd get more musicians like these guys to tour up here more often.

Enjoy your columns / reviews.

Eric

Posted by: eswogger | February 22, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

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