By FLANNERY CASHILL
Dead Child combine chugging hardcore with heavy metal wails for the ultimate in dude rock.
MP3: Dead Child, "Sweet Chariot," from Attack (Quarterstick Records)
Richard Lloyd, former guitarist for proto-punks Television, gets technical with simian psychedelia.
MP3: Richard Lloyd, "Monkey", from Radiant Monkey (Parasol Records)
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The synthesizer noodling of The Octopus Project evoke the flying cars and glass skyscrapers of '50s sci-fi.
MP3: The Octopus Project,"I Saw the Bright Shinies," from Hello, Avalanche (Peek-A-Boo Records)
Thunder Eagle get swampy, horny, drunk.
MP3: Thunder Eagle, "Whiskey + Pills = Lady Shake", from Whiskey + Pills = Lady Shake (self-released)
And Missy Higgins wears her heart on her sleeve with her soft, sentimental pop.
MP3: Missy Higgins, "The Wrong Girl," from On a Clear Night (Eleven: A Music Company)