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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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New music from Nujabes, Jacaszek, and Cormorant.

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


  • Added: Dec 15, 2011
  • Length: 57:07
  • Purchases: 9
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Music from Oneohtrix Point Never, the Spits, and Comet Gain.

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 9
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New music from Crystal Stilts, The Log.Os, and King Krule.

Bought by KEOS, WSLR, WTIP, KMXT, KSJD and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 8
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New music from Nicolas Jaar, Atlas Sound, Teebs, and more.

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2011
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Vallenfyre, the Strange Boys, and Sólstafir.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, WTIP, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KSJD and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Milo, The Field, and more.

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Kuedo, Michael Beach, and Tom Waits.

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


  • Added: Oct 27, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Rustie, La Dispute and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 20, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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Music from Stephen Malkmus, Factory records, and more.

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


  • Added: Oct 03, 2011
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from BADBADNOTGOOD, A Winged Victory For the Sullen, Big Troubles, and more.

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from St. Vincent, Veronica Falls, Weekend, and more.

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


  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Hella, Active Child, and Shlohmo.

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


  • Added: Sep 07, 2011
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Chelsea Wolfe, the War On Drugs, and More.

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


  • Added: Aug 24, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from John Tejada, Blood Orange, Rival Sons, and More.

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


  • Added: Aug 18, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Machinedrum, Hudson Mohawk, and the compilation Brand New Wayo

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


  • Added: Aug 11, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Colin Stetson, Little Dragon, Machinedrum, and more.

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 57:24
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Theophilus London and Jeff and the Brotherhood

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 57:07
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from J Mascis and Herman Dune.

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


  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 4
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New music from SBTRKT, Iceage, Washed Out and more.

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from the Shivers, Coma Cinema, and Africa Hitech.

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


  • Added: Jun 01, 2011
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5