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

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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New music from Bon Iver, Balkans, the UV Race, and Amon Tobin.

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


  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Fleet Foxes and Natural Child.

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


  • Added: May 10, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Lento, Chateau Marmont, and Bill Callahan

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


  • Added: May 04, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from tUnE-yArDs, Metronomy, and more.

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


  • Added: Apr 28, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Crystal Stilts, Timber Timbre, and more.

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


  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Panda Bear, Holy Ghost, and Apollo Brown.

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Four Tet, Craft Spells, and Bibio.

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


  • Added: Apr 06, 2011
  • Length: 57:16
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Mono/Poly, Big K.R.I.T., and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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


  • Added: Mar 28, 2011
  • Length: 57:30
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from PJ Harvey, Toro Y Moi, and Balkans

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 8
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New music from Mogwai, Nicolas Jaar, and Colin Stetson.

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


  • Added: Feb 23, 2011
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 8
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New music from Anamanaguchi, Earth, and James Blake.

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2011
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Dumbo Gets Mad, John Vanderslice, and more

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


  • Added: Feb 09, 2011
  • Length: 57:26
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Smith Westerns, Fergus & Geronimo, Ghost.

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2011
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from British Sea Power, Cake, and more.

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


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 57:11
  • Purchases: 6
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The Needle Drop's final look at 2010's best music.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KISU, KPVL, KSJD, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2011
  • Length: 57:11
  • Purchases: 7
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The fourth installment of our tribute to 2010's best music.

Bought by KISU, KSJD, Marfa Public Radio, KPVL, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jan 03, 2011
  • Length: 57:11
  • Purchases: 7
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We dive into the second part of our tribute to 2010.

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


  • Added: Dec 13, 2010
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 6
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We revisit our favorite releases of the year in part one of our best of 2010 series.

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


  • Added: Dec 06, 2010
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Off!, Teebs, and Girls.

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


  • Added: Nov 22, 2010
  • Length: 57:21
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 7