Tomboys and Holy Ghost!s

Apr 11, 2011

This week on the Needle Drop, we touch down on new Releases from Holy Ghost! and Panda Bear. We'll also be listening to some Australian electronica, and some Connecticut psych rock from Snake Oil.

Chion Wolf

*This episode originally aired April 6, 2011*

We all know what it's like to slip into the gravitational pull of a musical artist. You might have a few weeks where you just can't stand to listen to to anything else. In fact, the musical universe seems divided up exactly that way - Your Guys. And Everybody Else.

New Wave Revival, a Bounty of Electronics

Apr 6, 2011

This week on the Needle Drop, we touch down on new electonica from Four Tet, Burial, and Wagon Christ. We're also be scoping new releases from new wave revivalists Craft Spells and a true musical chameleon: Bibio.

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**Today we get music advice from Colin McEnroe, Joan Holliday, Eric Danton and Wally Lamb. Check out their playlists below.**

We need a better name for these music shows we do with Wally Lamb, Eric Danton and Joan Holiday. At the moment, we call them Peekaboo Radio, and the deal is that we introduce you to music you may not know about. Or may have forgotten about.

This week on the Needle Drop, we've got new tracks from Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T., and some dreamy rockscapes from the Pains of Being Pure at heart on their new LP, Belong. We've also got a track review with a new track from A Hawk and a Hacksaw, and some new joints coming from Mono/Poly, Metronomy, and more.

Dreary Songs and Sing-Alongs

Mar 28, 2011

This week on the Needle Drop, it's new releases and tracks from Explosions In the Sky, Blake Mills, Crystal Stilts, and Anna Von Hausswolff.

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The idea that music can be medicine may strike some of you as woo-woo new age piffle. To a degree I had not understood until now, serious researchers all over the world as studying these connections and making astonishing breakthroughs.

Jeffrey Rusch

One guest, twenty minutes, zero preparation… Faith's on the Hot Seat!

Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Increasingly considered a role model for DIY artists, Zoë's self-released albums have sold over 35,000 copies and she has amassed an incredible 1.3 million Twitter followers.

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Orchestra New England is committed to quality and innovation, a commitment that has made its artistic achievements possible by generating and nurturing an unusual workplace and a remarkable orchestra.

Since its founding in 1974, Orchestra New England has presented over 700 concerts with a passion for excellence and signature enthusiasm. Most of these performances were presented at ONE’s home base at Yale’s Battell Chapel, with other engagements taking place in concert halls throughout New England and along the Eastern seaboard.

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**NOTE: Today's Playlist Is Posted Below**

For many years of my adult life, I rejected Irish-American culture. I don't particularly like the way St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in this country with green beer and bad music. Growing up in the 1960s, I had few exposures to anything deeper and "rootsier" than tacky Irish-American treacle.

Southern Doom, German Electro, Canadian Pop

Mar 10, 2011

This week on the Needle Drop, we visit North Carolina's filthiest metal band: Weedeater. We'll also be hearing new cuts from Desolate and Lykke Li; plus, new albums from the Rural Alberta Advantage and Siriusmo.


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The Essex Winter Series's goal is to bring the finest music, in live performance, to the Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline Region during the winter months and to cultivate its appreciation to the widest audience.

Wolfie's Songs!

Mar 5, 2011
Chion Wolf

Connecticut, unique among all states, has both a state poet laureate and a state troubadour. The first state poet laureate was James Merrill, appointed in the mid-1980s. Merrill graciously accepted the honor but said it was unlikely he would be writing poems for state occasions like, he said, the governor's birthday. Boy, was that an understatement.

Dance Music Remixes, Gloom, and Doom

Feb 28, 2011

This week on The Needle Drop, we explore new albums from PJ Harvey and Toro Y Moi. We've also got a nice handful of remixes, and an introduction to the band Balkans.