The Needle Drop

Series produced by WNPR

Caption: Series Creator: Anthony Fantano
Series Creator: Anthony Fantano 

The Needle Drop is your weekly fix of rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music of the independent persuasion.

The Needle Drop is a radio show, podcast, and blog about music that will excite you. It's nothing but songs you've never heard on albums you haven't seen by bands you don't know.

We take a special focus on independent artists, so we avoid the mind-numbing garbage major record labels are putting out these days.

Every week, The Needle Drop features an hour of the best rock, pop, electronic, and experimental music out there today. It's hosted by Anthony Fantano, a music enthusiast, blogger, bass player, weightlifter, vegan, and professional weirdo. He tries to make the show an authentic new music experience, and the next best thing to having a friend with an almost endless record collection.

Our blog: theneedledrop.com


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139 Pieces

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This week, Yo La Tengo play some popular songs.

Bought by WSLR, WTIP, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KSJD


  • Added: Sep 15, 2009
  • Length: 56:25
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, what Simon Joyner does, makes, says, and thinks.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSLR, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, Girls put on Tenniscoats.

Bought by WSLR, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2009
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, Woods get sent to Islands.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WSLR, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Oct 04, 2009
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, Mission of Burma makes Music Go Music.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, KSJD and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2009
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from The Dutchess & the Duke, Holiday Shores, Neon Indian, and Herman Dune.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSLR, WTIP, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2009
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, live cuts from Holiday Shores and Efterklang!

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSLR, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2009
  • Length: 57:07
  • Purchases: 7
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This week, Ed Sharpe zeroes in on The Mary Onettes.

Bought by WSLR, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, KSJD, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 05, 2009
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, the Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou buys Real Estate.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WSLR, KSJD, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2009
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Nov 22, 2009
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Dec 06, 2009
  • Length: 57:11
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, chillwave and Ghanaian highlife.

Bought by WTIP, KSJD, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2009
  • Length: 57:48
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, we start our two-part salute to 2009.

Bought by WTIP, KSJD, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2009
  • Length: 57:54
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show, we explore the Woods of Panama!

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, KSJD, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 03, 2010
  • Length: 57:57
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, Surfer Blood go continental.

Bought by KSJD, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 17, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show, Vampire Weekend's Final Fantasy.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2010
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Feb 01, 2010
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Mar 08, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Mar 15, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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Experimental, psychedelic hip hop from Gonjasufi and more.

Bought by KPVL, KZYX, KSRQ, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6