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 BADBADNOTGOOD, Smith Westerns, Jon Hopkins, and more!

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KZUM, KPVL, Yellowstone Public Radio, WSLR and more


  • Added: Jun 26, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 15
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New music from Quasimoto, Bibio, Integrity and more.

Bought by KPVL, Yellowstone Public Radio, KZUM, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 14
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New music from the Uncluded and This Routine Is Hell!

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KZUM, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 29, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 15
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New music from Savages, The Haxan Cloak, Jenny Hval, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KZUM, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 08, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 15
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New music from Ghostface Killah, Colin Stetson, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMUN, KMXT, Spokane Public Radio, KZYX and more


  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 13
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New music from Big K.R.I.T., Kurt Vile, Gold Panda, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMUN, KMXT, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 14
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New music from the Knife, James Blake, TNGHT, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMUN, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMXT, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 12
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New music from Lapalux, The Mary Onettes, Phosphorescent, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 12
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New music from The Drones, Kvelertak, KEN mode, and more

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


  • Added: Apr 03, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 9
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New tracks from Vampire Weekend, Savages, David Bowie, and more.

Bought by KPVL, KMXT, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KZYX and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 11
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New music from Autechre, Shlohmo, Kylesa, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KSJD, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 10
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New Music from Grave Babies, Atoms For Peace, Call of the Void, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, Spokane Public Radio, WTIP, KSJD, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 10
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New music from Warm Soda, Iceage, Shlohmo, and more.

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


  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 10
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New music from Veronica Falls, Beach Fossils, and more.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KMXT, Spokane Public Radio, KZYX, WTIP and more


  • Added: Feb 20, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 11
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New music from Tomahawk, Buke & Gase, Nails, and more

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


  • Added: Feb 06, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 9
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New music from Oliver, Comadre, TTNG, and more.

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


  • Added: Jan 30, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 9
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Music from Xibalba, the Evens, and more.

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


  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Music from Holograms, Fiona Apple, Dope Body, and more.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KSRQ, KSJD, WTIP, WNJR and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2013
  • Length: 01:54:04
  • Purchases: 7
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Music from Torche, Death Grips, and more.

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


  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 6
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My favorite music of 2012: Part 2

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


  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 57:02
  • Purchases: 4