Stranger by the Day

Stranger by the Day

Every Friday in January at 9:00 PM on 107.9 FM 

“Your new favorite pop show.” 



Note to listeners: You can “stream” Stranger by the Day on-demand! We will create playlists for Season 1 episodes on our YouTube channel under the playlists tab over the next few weeks. Follow us @StrangePopRadio on Twitter for updates and more. 


Click here to check out The host without a name’s punk-rock show Strange Notes


Featured album of the week: 

Tremendous Sea of Love by Passion Pit (January 31) 


Gag host name: The Tremendous Captain 


Passion Pit (2007-present) is the moniker of Michael Angelakos, an electronic/dance-pop/R&B music producer. Angelakos rose to prominence in the Boston area at his alma-mater, Emerson College, in the late 2000s. Passion Pit’s music was further disseminated in pop culture via advertising campaigns, video game trailers, and television shows. 


More than ten years later, the band has undergone several lineup changes and released four studio albums, with a fifth currently in the works. 


Trivia: This is a message from WELV Management. We have discovered the derision in last week’s piece of “trivia” that has sullied our good name. We refuse to capitulate to this dastardly dastard’s petulant histrionics. The besmircher, in his sacrilegious abdication, has been formally chastised for his role in casting chagrin on this sacred discipline. His dross will remain in last week’s trivia section as a reminder not to renege on his oath to deliver only the most factual, functional, and frivolous pieces of trivia to you, our apprized listeners. 


Setlist

1. Passion Pit, “Moonbeam”

2. Passion Pit, “Somewhere up There”

3. Cults, “Oh My God”

4. Weezer, “Mexican Fender”

5. Masked Intruder, “You’re the One to Blame”

6. Amiga Deluxe, “Cosmic Lights”

7. Summer Twins, “The More I Think of You”

8. Bleachers, “You’re Still a Mystery”

9. No Thank You, “Teeter”

10. Kings of Leon, “Conversation Piece”

11. face to face, “Shame on Me”

12. La Luz, “Brainwash”

13. La Luz, “Morning High”

14. La Luz, “You Disappear”

15. Radioactivity, “The Last”

16. Against the Current, “Brighter”

17. Passion Pit, “For Sondra (It Means the World to Me)”


Show Description

Stranger by the Day is a pop/alternative show produced by an EHS alumnus, “The host without a name.” Each show contains a featured album. The show starts and finishes with the album’s respective first and last songs. Throughout the broadcast are two special segments which include “Choice Cuts” and “Evolution.” 


Choice Cuts

Decidedly the more prestigious segment, “Choice Cuts” airs in the middle of the show to broadcast select songs from the season’s featured albums. The amount of songs played during this segment, as well as the exact time when the segment is introduced, varies on a show-by-show basis. 


Evolution

“Evolution,” as its name would suggest, broadcasts three songs from an artist’s discography to demonstrate how their sound has changed over time. 


About the host without a name

I am a writer with a background in TV and radio production. Under the auspices of Mr. Buckler & Mr. Lukaszewski, I spent my high-school years working on various projects, many of which aired on WELV. I fused my fervor for music with the skills I acquired in my salad days and developed Stranger by the Day in 2019. 


Why don't I have a name? Because I like to make puns related to each featured album — and I'm not very good with names. My alias used to be grammatically incorrect. 


Contact/Social Media Links

Email: StrangerByTheDayRadio@gmail.com 


Twitter: @StrangePopRadio 

YouTube: Stranger by the Day 


Strange Notes (The host without a name’s punk-rock show): Website 


Note: You can “stream” full episodes on YouTube under the playlists tab of our channel. 


Setlists

Note: songs in special segments are underlined. This webpage might not be properly formatted on mobile devices. 


Episode 1: The Good Things

by Summer Twins (January 3, 2020) 


Gag host name: The Seasonally Affable DJ 


Summer Twins (2008-2018) were a California dream-pop band formed by multi-instrumentalist sisters Chelsea and Justine. After having released two full-length albums, two EPs, and several singles, the duo broke up the band to focus on their own personal projects. 


Trivia: Both EPs The Good Things and Forget Me have album cover variations. The former variant omits the band and album titles while the latter uses a different picture altogether. 


Setlist

1. Summer Twins, “The Good Things”

2. Shades Apart, “Stranger by the Day”

3. Taylor Swift, “I Wish You Would”

4. Amiga Deluxe, “Radio Etalia”

5. No Thank You, “Old News”

6. Bleachers, “Shadow”

7. Passion Pit, “Hey K”

8. Summer Twins, “Good Friends”

9. Against the Current, “Personal”

10. Radioactivity, “I Know”

11. Mind Spiders, “Suicide”

12. Elle King, “No One Can Save You”

13. Elle King, “I Told You I was Mean”

14. Elle King, “Runaway”

15. Masked Intruder, “I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight”

16. Weezer, “(Girl We Got A) Good Thing”

17. Summer Twins, “Crying in My Sleep”


Episode 2: Virtual Sound Waves

by Amiga Deluxe (January 10, 2020) 


Gag host name: 📻🗣️ 


Amiga Deluxe (2019-present) is a chiptune/electronic band based out of California and Washington, D.C. Despite having been a project for less than a year as of this writing, Amiga Deluxe has already released two full-length albums and one EP. 


Trivia: In addition to music, the enigmatic composer behind Amiga Deluxe heads the one-man Ayylmao Studios as a programmer/game designer. 


Setlist

1. Amiga Deluxe, “Writing Hand Emoji”

2. No Motiv, “Broken and Burned”

3. Against the Current, “In Our Bones”

4. ChaseR, “This Too Shall Pass”

5. Amiga Deluxe, “A Day”

6. Summer Twins, “Behind the Scenes”

7. Passion Pit, “You Have the Right”

8. Bleachers, “Rollercoaster”

9. No Thank You, “Bad @ Love Songs”

10. Charli XCX, “Breaking Up”

11. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Done with Love”

12. K.Flay, “Not in California”

13. Taylor Swift, “The Story of Us”

14. Taylor Swift, “Stay Stay Stay”

15. Taylor Swift, “Dancing with Our Hands Tied”

16. Weezer, “Weekend Woman”

17. Here’s to Neverland, “Baby Steps”

18. Amiga Deluxe, “Dream in the Sky”


Episode 3: Strange Desire

by Bleachers (January 17, 2020) 


Gag host name: The Strange, Strange Vision of a Reckless Love 


Bleachers (2013-present) is a one-man project fronted by noted pop producer Jack Antonoff. Production for the debut album Strange Desire began between his other songwriting projects such as Fun and Steel Train and the production of pop megastars the likes of Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen. As of January 2020 Antonoff has released two full-lengths under the Bleachers banner and is currently working on a follow-up to 2017’s Gone Now


Trivia: Terrible Thrills, Vol. 2 is a compilation album wherein female pop stars such as Elle King and Charli XCX cover the songs from Strange Desire. The latter served as the host without a name’s introduction to the band. 


Setlist

1. Bleachers, “Wild Heart”

2. Charli XCX, “Black Roses”

3. Cults, “Never Heal Myself”

4. Amiga Deluxe, “I Don’t Wantcha Back”

5. No Thank You, “Serenity Song”

6. Passion Pit, “To the Other Side”

7. Bleachers, “I Wanna Get Better”

8. Against the Current, “Something You Need”

9. Weezer, “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here”

10. Taylor Swift, “How You Get the Girl”

11. ChaseR, “More than You Know”

12. Shades Apart, “Tainted Love”

13. Shades Apart, “Behind the Wheel”

14. Shades Apart, “Sputnik (Watching over You)”

15. The Dear Hunter, “1878”

16. Bleachers, “Who I Want You to Love”


Episode 4: Jump Ship

by No Thank You (January 24, 2020) 


Gag host name: The Titanic Temerity 


No Thank You (2016-present) are an alternative rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have released two full-length albums and are currently working on a third. 


Trivia: This is not a piece of trivia. If I don't write something for this trivia section, I'm out of a job. Fortunately for me, management doesn’t actually review this section — they just check to make sure something is written — so as long as they maintain their ignorance I'm in the clear. 


No Thank You, if you're reading this, help me out. Send me a piece of trivia — ASAP! You can reach me at OhMyGodWhatAreMyKidsGoingToEat@welvradio.com. Please and Thank You! 


Setlist

1. No Thank You, “Eyeballs”

2. No Thank You, “Cold”

3. Much the Same, “You Used to Have a Garden”

4. The Marked Men, “Sully My Name”

5. Taylor Swift, “This Love”

6. Amiga Deluxe, “Flaot” [sic]

7. Summer Twins, “Snake vs. Snow”

8. Bleachers, “Wake Me”

9. Passion Pit, “Inner Dialogue”

10. face to face, “Flat Black”

11. Teenage Bottlerocket, “Maverick”

12. Radioactivity, “Alright”

13. Weezer, “Surf Wax America”

14. Weezer, “L.A. Girlz”

15. Weezer, “Byzantine”

16. Grace VanderWaal, “Escape My Mind”

17. Noisy Daisy, “Gum”

18. Against the Current, “Forget Me Now”

19. No Thank You, “The Unbearable Purposelessness of Being”


Dedicated to the memory of “Skulls” by Misfits. 

The song was rejected on a different show, but I’m still not over it.