Freeloader Friday: Tape Deck Mountain, K-X-P, PAWS, The Appleseed Cast, HOTT MT, Jaws, The Story So Far, and AraabMuzik

Tape Deck MountainFor all you South By Southwesters, the weekend started a week ago and never really stopped. Please, don’t rub it in. But for the rest of you deprived of the joys of SXSW, we have a host of song and video premieres to get your Friday nice and festive.

To start off, Tape Deck Mountain‘s new single is sure to take you on an epic mental trip, followed by The Appleseed Cast‘s “Great Lake Derelict,” which channels summer vibes for your leisurely listening pleasure. If you’re really bummed you missed SXSW this year, K-X-P and PAWS are both featured on NPR’s SXSW preview (oh, the acronyms!), guaranteed to aurally transport you to Austin, Texas. In addition, Jaws looks for a friend, The Story So Far finds space, and AraabMuzik gets mythological with their respective music video premieres.

If that’s not enough, we’ve got a special bonus treat for you with The Growlers, who have your live music cravings covered with a groove-laden set streaming over at

But the story of the week really comes from HOTT MT, who went from Wayne Coyne stalkers to collaborators in just a year’s time. The group is performing with The Flaming Lips frontman this weekend at their SXSW set. Check out the links below for the full scoop!

Tape Deck Mountain: “Suicide 1997” via FILTER Magazine
Slow Salvation out now on Lefse Records

K-X-P: “Melody” via NPR’s All Songs Considered
II out now on Manimal Vinyl Records

PAWS: “Sore Tummy” via NPR’s All Songs Considered
Cokefloat! out now on Fatcat Records

The Appleseed Cast: “Great Lake Derelict” via SPIN
Illumination Ritual out April 23 on Graveface Records

HOTT MT: “Country Club” via SPIN
I Made This out May 21 on Manimal Vinyl Records

Jaws: “Friend Like You” music video premiere via Noisey
Friend Like You [Single] out April 1 on Rattlepop Records

The Story So Far: “Empty Space” music video via YouTube
What You Don’t See out March 26 on Pure Noise Records

AraabMuzik: “The Prince Is Coming” music video via Stereogum
For Professional Use Only out now on Duke Productions

BONUSThe Growlers: Live session via Audiotree
Hung At Heart out now on Everloving

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