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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Experimental electronics from Skrillex, Gold Panda, and the new Brian Eno album.

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2010
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Diamond Rings, Squarepusher, and Small Black.

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2010
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 8
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New music from Matthew Dear and the Extra Lens.

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


  • Added: Oct 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:15
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Sufjan Stevens and Belle & Sebastian.

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


  • Added: Oct 17, 2010
  • Length: 57:10
  • Purchases: 8
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New music from Chromeo and the Walkmen.

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


  • Added: Sep 19, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Blonde Redhead, Of Montreal, and Weezer

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


  • Added: Sep 12, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 9
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New music from Interpol; plus, one of the most upbeat albums I've heard all year.

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


  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 6
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New music from Sufjan Stevens, and enough remixes to choke a horse.

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


  • Added: Aug 30, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from Jaill, Fever Ray, and Fergus & Geronimo.

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


  • Added: Aug 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Arcade Fire, Daughters, the Vaselines, and more.

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


  • Added: Aug 08, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5
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An interview with New Haven, CT's Procedure Club and progressive rock from Germany.

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


  • Added: Jul 12, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5
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New music from Wavves and an interview with the editor of Inkwell Press.

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


  • Added: Jul 07, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 4
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Summer songs from Magic Kids and some new bands from the UK.

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


  • Added: Jun 29, 2010
  • Length: 57:13
  • Purchases: 7
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New music from the Drums and the Radio Dept..

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


  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 57:13
  • Purchases: 5
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Here We Go Magic, Male Bonding, Ariel Pink, and Connecticut bands.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WTIP, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 14, 2010
  • Length: 57:09
  • Purchases: 7
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Psych rock from Sleepy Sun and songs about travelin' via Tadpole Audio.

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


  • Added: Jun 09, 2010
  • Length: 57:16
  • Purchases: 5
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The Fall releases a new album, and some undeniably good dance rock from LCD Soundsystem.

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


  • Added: May 26, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 5
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This week, some dark, moody rock from the National and experimental electrorock from Holy F***.

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


  • Added: May 17, 2010
  • Length: 57:08
  • Purchases: 6
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This week, it’s emotive rock, psychedelic electrohop, and new tracks from Wolf Parade.

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


  • Added: May 10, 2010
  • Length: 02:51:23
  • Purchases: 5
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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