Indie Music On Tap-logo

Indie Music On Tap

Music Podcasts >

We will discuss new music every episode, listen to songs from breaking artists, and look at how these different voices together speak to a universal narrative.

We will discuss new music every episode, listen to songs from breaking artists, and look at how these different voices together speak to a universal narrative.
More Information


United States


We will discuss new music every episode, listen to songs from breaking artists, and look at how these different voices together speak to a universal narrative.








CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E10 - The Illusion of Fairness, Everyone is Depressed, and Season 2 Announcement

He is not the disease - we are the disease. He is the symptom. If we want to get rid of Trump, we have to heal ourselves first. He is a product of our own dysfunction as a body politic. This episode we wrap up the season, announce our topic for season 2, and look at great songs that are all examples of personal transformation, through the power of music. We hear from: Elaine Cole: Blame It on the Roses - White...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E9 - Privacy and a Public Commons, Losing the Long Tail, & Genre Spotlight: Soul

Everybody welcome back, this is Krister Axel and you are listening to episode 9 of CHILLFILTR Indie Music on Tap. Our theme this episode is going to be digital rights and privacy, as well as the idea that we also need to support a public commons. We have Soul as the genre spotlight this week and we will be back in two more weeks for the final episode of this season just before my birthday. FEATURING: Avi Snow: Magic - Ka-Li:...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E8 - Depression, Pain is a Door, Unicorn Centrism & Genre Spotlight: Instrumental

There's this video going around on the internets, a Rabbi talking about a crab. As the crab grows out of its shell, that's a process by which you have this crab growing, and pushing up against the wall of the existing shell that they're in and then eventually you know that pain is too much to take, so that the crab has to exit and go find another shell. Instead of seeing that as a negative experience, and feeling constricted, turn that sentiment around and have it be about rebirth. That's...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E7 - The Internet is a Facebook Scam & Genre Spotlight: Indie Electro

What we're going to be talking about today is what happened to the internet. I'm of a generation that grew up before the internet and then it happened to me. HTTP came around and people started building websites; for a couple years people thought it was a fad; brick-and-mortar businesses took a while to even get the memo, of course. We've been through that process, we are now post-process. We have the internet, it is a thing, it rules our world. It's absolutely essential to my way of life...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E6 - Infinite Growth, the Self-Coin, & Genre Spotlight: Roots

So often you will hear from people, they will ask - am I doing this right? Well the answer that question is yes and no; yes you are doing it right, because there is no way to do anything wrong; but no, you are not doing it right, because you shouldn't be asking the question. So you have two answers, it is both yes and no. And just like math, when you have two answers, that means you are asking the wrong question. The only real question is: who am I? And the answer to that is now. You are...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E5 - The Myth of Fully Automatic, Paying for the GND & Genre Spotlight: Folk Pop

This is episode 5 of CHILLFILTR:TAP, today we're going to be covering the myth of fully automatic, how we are going to pay for the green new deal, and we're going to put a genre spotlight on folk-pop, which is one of my favorites and brings me back to my teenage years, listening to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Neil Young, and The Grateful Dead. So that's a direct ancestor to the folk-pop movement that I think is pretty significant...


CHILLFILTR: TAP S1E4 - The Age of the Algorithm, Feeling the Bern & Genre Spotlight: Indie Rock

Hi this is Krister Axel and you are listening to CHILLFILTR: Indie Music on Tap. Today we are going to talk a little bit about what it means to be living inside the algorithm, and what it means that Bernie Sanders is finally in the race; I'll talk about that a little bit later. We're also going to hear a lot of really good Indie Rock. Why did we start with Indie Rock? Well, it's my default genre topic on my Apple news channel, so that's why it is a logical place to start. But to understand...


CHILLFILTR: TAP Season 1, Episode 3 - 2018 pt. 2, Companies Don't Love You, & a Pill for Loneliness

Ask yourself if you define who you are in such a way that someone or something can take it away from you. If the answer is yes you're doing it wrong. Hi, I'm Krister Axel and I am here to act like I know something, thanks for joining me. Today we are talking about the fact that corporations don't love you, they just want your money, so we are trying to take back our humanity and later we are going to talk about the third horse and the correlated concept of yes, no, and the third answer which...


CHILLFILTR: TAP Season 1, Episode 2 - 2018 pt. 1, SubmitHub, & This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Along with listening to three of my favorite tracks from last year, we will discuss the plight of Federal workers, and explain a little bit about what SubmitHub is and why we love it. We will also talk a little bit about how we shame our children out of being creative, and what is going on with the current explosion of different musical genres. We heard from: Max García Conover, SAMIA, and Baba Sonya. If you want to be featured on this podcast, please visit or...


CHILLFILTR: TAP Season 1, Episode 1 - Exploring Music, Language, and the Human Heart

I built a music blog from nothing last year. Less than 12 months later, we are getting up to 200 submissions per week, and we average 2 blog features per day. I have heard so much great music this year that I started showcasing my favorite songs. If you want to be featured on this podcast, please visit here. Today we are talking about how artists are able to define themselves around a song, using the lyrics and the context to create their own sound and personality. We also look at personal...