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


Additional Files

139 Pieces

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Part 1 of my favorite releases of 2012.

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


  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from Angel Olsen, the Evens, and more.

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2012
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 7
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New tracks from Do Make Say Think, Vessel, and Veronica Falls

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


  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Andy Stott, Pile, and more.

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


  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Hot Sugar, Jessica Pratt, and more

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


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 55:50
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Kendrick Lamar, Karriem Riggins, and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Death Grips, Macklemore, and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Godspeed You! Black Emeperor and Tame Impala.

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


  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from the Mountain Goats, Deerhoof, and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from the Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2012
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from Title Fight, Grizzly Bear, and more.

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


  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 57:03
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Dustin Wong, Cat Power, and Jens Lekman.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, and WTIP


  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Matthew Dear, Four Tet, and more.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 04, 2012
  • Length: 01:54:08
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Wild Nothing, Parquet Courts, Flying Lotus and more.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, WTIP, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 5
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NEW MUSIC FROM R. STEVIE MOORE, DESAPARECIDOS, GRIZZLY BEAR, AND MORE.

Bought by WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 5
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NEW MUSIC FROM TEEN, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, AND NIKI & THE DOVE.

Bought by KSJD, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 5
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NEW MUSIC FROM THE DEBO BAND, FOXYGEN, PARQUET COURTS AND MORE.

Bought by WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jul 17, 2012
  • Length: 57:06
  • Purchases: 5
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NEW MUSIC FROM H-SIK, DIRTY PROJECTORS, BLUR, AND MORE.

Bought by WTIP, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, and KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 10, 2012
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 5
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NEW MUSIC FROM OPEN MIKE EAGLE, LIARS, AND TY SEGALL

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 6
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NEW MUSIC FROM IAMAMIWHOAMI, FIONA APPLE, AND MORE.

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 57:04
  • Purchases: 6