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Artist Title Album Label Year Comments Approx. start time
Best of 2018 part 2!  
The Shadracks  She Sailed The Sea   Options s/t  Damaged Goods  2018. duh!    0:01:06 Pop‑up)  
The Electric Mess  It Happens All the Time   Options The Beast Is You  Soundflat  2018    0:02:23 Pop‑up)  
Twin Guns  Blueberry Sugar   Options Imaginary World  Big Neck  2018    0:05:34 Pop‑up)  
Personality Cult  Brazen   Options s/t  Drunken Sailor  2018    0:08:52 Pop‑up)  
The Blind Owls  I'll Be There   Options Four  Hidden Volume  2018    0:11:41 Pop‑up)  
Brower  Hacksaw   Options Buzzsaws  DIG Records  2018    0:18:12 Pop‑up)  
Faz Waltz  Right On   Options Double Decker  Spaghetty Town  2018    0:21:47 Pop‑up)  
White Denim  Magazin   Options Performance  City Slang  2018    0:23:08 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in the studio!  
Engineer: Mario Santana  
Joey DeGroot - guitar, vocals; Kyle Wilkerson - bass, vocals; Justin Grabosky - drums  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  Easter Tuesday   Options         0:27:43 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  Impossibility For Me   Options         0:30:33 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  Dramatisation   Options         0:32:24 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  My Psychic Dent (Is Acting Up Again)   Options         0:34:15 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  I'm Not From Some Other Dimsension   Options         0:36:13 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  Post-Neurotic   Options         0:38:47 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  Life Is a Service Road   Options         0:42:32 Pop‑up)  
Joy Cleaner live in-studio!  interview   Options         0:53:21 Pop‑up)  
Best of 2018 continued  
Joy Cleaner  Car Crashing Through the Door   Options Easter Tuesday EP  Dromedary Records  2018    0:52:43 Pop‑up)  
Neko Case  Bad Luck   Options Hell-On  Anti-  2018    0:53:14 Pop‑up)  
Brother JT  Ponin'   Options Tornado Juice  Thrill Jockey  2018    0:56:59 Pop‑up)  
Wooden Shjips  Golden Flower   Options V.  Thrill Jockey  2018    1:02:57 Pop‑up)  
Cut Worms  Till Tomorrow Goes Away   Options Hollow Ground  Jagjaguwar  2018    1:08:33 Pop‑up)  
Chris Stamey w/Peter Holsapple & John Teer  Greensboro Days   Options single  Car Records  2018    1:12:44 Pop‑up)  
Neil Young + Promise of the Real  Peace Trail   Options Paradox (Original Music From the Film)  Reprise  2018    1:16:35 Pop‑up)  
Tune-Yards  Coast To Coast   Options I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life  4AD  2018    1:21:37 Pop‑up)  
David Byrne  Doing The Right Thing   Options American Utopia  Nonesuch  2018    1:27:01 Pop‑up)  
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis  Wild! Wild! Wild!   Options Wild! Wild! Wild!  Bloodshot  2018    1:37:14 Pop‑up)  
Cliff Westfall  I'll Play the Fool   Options Baby You Win  self-released  2018    1:37:36 Pop‑up)  
The Jayhawks  Backwards Women   Options Back Roads and Abandoned Motels  Legacy  2018    1:41:23 Pop‑up)  
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers  The Bottle Never Lets Me Down   Options Years  Bloodshot  2018    1:45:22 Pop‑up)  
Trixie & The Trainwrecks  Commuter Baby   Options 3 Cheers To Nothing  Voodoo Rhythm  2018    1:48:40 Pop‑up)  
The Smithereens  Sorry   Options 2011  Koch  2011  playing at the sony music hall in nyc on saturday also Thursday Tupelo Music Hall Derry, NH, Friday Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT  1:55:48 Pop‑up)  
Gin Blossoms  Til I Hear It From You   Options Empire Records soundtrack  A&M  1995  Robin Wilson with the smithereens for three shows this week  1:59:16 Pop‑up)  
Brian Ray and Smokey Robinson  One Heartbeat   Options single  Wicked Cool  2018    2:02:54 Pop‑up)  
Naughty Clouds  Everything's Hard   Options Everything's Hard  self-released  2018    2:09:45 Pop‑up)  
The Carvels NYC  Questioningly   Options Everything With You is a Travesty  self-released  2018    2:10:04 Pop‑up)  
Laura Carbone  Cellophane Skin   Options Empty Sea  Aporia  2018    2:13:10 Pop‑up)  
Superchunk  I Got Cut   Options What A Time To Be Alive  Merge  2018    2:19:14 Pop‑up)  
Dead Meadow  Here With The Hawk   Options The Nothing They Need  Xemu  2018    2:21:47 Pop‑up)  
Benjamin Cartel  Save That Number   Options Flickering Light  Mother West  2018    2:25:03 Pop‑up)  
Elk City  Ride the Slide   Options Everybody's Insecure  Bar None  2018    2:28:53 Pop‑up)  
The Royal Arctic Institute  Leaky Goes to Brooklyn   Options Accidental Achievement  Rhyme & Reason  2018    2:32:42 Pop‑up)  
The Limiñanas with Peter Hook  The Gift   Options Shadow People  Because Music  2018    2:37:20 Pop‑up)  
The Special Pillow  Flaming Skull   Options Sleeping Weird  Zofko  2018  playing live here on the show next week!  2:44:46 Pop‑up)  
Swilson  Chase Vampire CPA   Options s/t  Vanishing Point  2018    2:47:53 Pop‑up)  
Blind Rage & Violence  No Police   Options 7"  Pig Baby  2018    2:49:59 Pop‑up)  
Parquet Courts  Before the Water Gets Too High   Options Wide Awake!  Rough Trade   2018    2:52:47 Pop‑up)  

Listener comments!

Avatar 12:00pm Cheri Pi:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Aaron Working In Newark:

good Afternoon Joe!
  12:01pm Kenny rotten:

Welcome back Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm coelacanth∅:

greetings Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Guido from Cologne:

Happy New Year Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm tim from champaign:

Hey Joe! It's finally next year.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm tim from champaign:

Joe, any Mean Gene Okerlund tribute today?
  12:03pm Dungaroos Kipawah:

Hey Joe! Happy New Year (it’s not too late for that, is it) & welcome back
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Henry in Hopatcong:

Howdy Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm TheLoneliestMonk:

happy 2019 to you, JoeB!
Avatar 12:07pm KP in DC:

Hello Joe from Baby's Gonna Shut You Down Washington
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Krys O.:

Howdy, Joe B.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Dominick:

hey hey hey!
Avatar 12:09pm Joe B:

happy new year everyone, thanks for tuning in! great live set coming up in about 20 minutes from Joy Cleaner! besides that, cramming in a part two of best of 2018.
  12:14pm Tim from LH:

Blind Owls, one of my favs for sure!
Avatar 12:14pm HarktheUmpire:

five chords?! Friggin proggers...
Cool song though
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Carmichael:

Heya Joe and rekkid luvahs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm thedunkel:

Howdy Joe!
  12:29pm Richie Dubs:

Good song!
  12:31pm Derek D.:

Thanks for including the Mess, Joe! Happy New Year... "cheese it, Oscar!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Franco Twinkie:

Easter Tuesday? I like the concept. How about fireworks instead of stale marshmallow chicks?
  12:34pm Tim from LH:

Joy Cleaner sounding great live over the airwaves!
  12:34pm gvl:

JC sounding great!
Avatar 12:35pm Lixiviated Life:

Ok, but, everything changes.
The universe is expanding and all matter will spiral into entropy.
Just say'n
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Joe D.:

"I'm happy that Jack Silbert's here" - every musician playing within a 30 mile radius of Hoboken in the past year
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm thedunkel:

I'm happy that Jack Silbert is here too!
Avatar 12:37pm Hoboken Jack:

These sweet fellas!!! Wow they sound great.
Avatar 12:39pm David Shortell:

An "Annie Hall" fan, Lixiviated Life?
Avatar 12:39pm Hoboken Jack:

P.S. I'm not just metaphysically here, I am actually here.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm queems:

i'm getting gin blossoms vibes
  12:41pm JakeGould:

Hey Joe B.!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Parq:

Hi gang. Someone help me out here. Does the Queen movie, or does it not, suck?
  12:42pm Peter from Dover NJ:

Hey Joe B., these guys are great!
Avatar 12:43pm Mayor Frank:

Hi Joe B and Jack!
Avatar 12:45pm Lixiviated Life:

@David Shortell
Good catch.
Avatar 12:48pm Lixiviated Life:

I've already quit doing my homework so...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm efd:

dying at the explanation of "Life Is A Service Road"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm efd:

Tom Cochrane might bring the lunatic fringe with him, be careful
Avatar 12:50pm glenn:

naw. tom cochrane's a screaming dickhead, and one of the dirtiest players in the toronto musicians hockey league. he'd take you guys apart no problem.
Avatar 12:50pm Mayor Frank:

Every (good) band has a drummer that moves to Richmond, then comes back!
Avatar 12:54pm glenn:

i still laugh thinking of tom and dave bidini [rheostatics] chasing one another around the rink, screaming and swinging their sticks at one another, and not connecting. good times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Mike Sin:

Nice live set, Joe!
Avatar 1:03pm glenn:

and the funniest thing, if i remember correctly, is that they were on the same team.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm Doobois:

Man, do I love that Shjips album. It's good shjit! Thanks, Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:05pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn like the primeau brothers beating the sh*t out of each other?
Avatar 1:06pm KP in DC:

Best of a good year - Shjips!
Avatar 1:07pm glenn:

well, brothers have fights all the time. i think i still have part of my brother's tooth in my forehead [poorly aimed head butt].
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Gotta listen to that Cut Worms record.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm tim from champaign:

Joe Belcock - The Man Who Cares About Not Caring
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:08pm Doobois:

Hot dog, Joe! This Cut Worms was tops of tops in 2018. So goshdarn good...
Avatar 1:11pm glenn:

keith vs. wayne. i love the primeau chants from the fans. www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:15pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@glenn yep, that's the one.
didn't look like much, but i heard wayne lost a coupla teeth in that scrap, and their mom was *pissed*!
Avatar 1:17pm jillydg:

Happy New Year Joe. Rich Pickins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:17pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Does "Songs for Judy" count towards the best of 2018?
Avatar 1:19pm Joe B:

sure but if i counted archival LPs I'd be here until march!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:20pm chris:

Hey, Joe. Happy new year! Neil Young + Promise of the Real are headlining BottleRock Napa, Sat. May 25, for all you festival goers in the hood.
Avatar 1:20pm Joe B:

songs for judy is great, for sure. the roxy tonight's the night was also 2018. quite a year for neil fans
  1:23pm JakeGould:

@efd: I grew up at the ass-end of a service road on Ocean Parkway. I assure you I was not treated well in summer camp when the big yellow bus picked me up each morning.
Avatar 1:23pm V Priceless:

happy new year, JB!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:28pm coelacanth∅:

i'm out
Thanks for all the revolutions Joe! best wishes for 2019.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:29pm Stevel:

Really glad my wife got us tickets to see the American Utopia tour. Great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:34pm tim from champaign:

hahaha! Great story Joe!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:35pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeB Joe Mac thought the Bobbie Gentry boxed set was the best of '18. do you have a favorite, joe?
Avatar 1:35pm Hoboken Jack:

Loved that story!!! (PS, am no longer here)
  1:35pm SeanG:

WILD !!!
  1:36pm vinnycrackers:

We got to do that in school too! Do teachers hook up spotify now?
I too loved that story!
  1:37pm jess:

Ray Sawyer of Dr Hook died and no one has noticed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm tim from champaign:

In 5th grade I brought in a Joe Jackson record and pretty much got the same response.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:37pm Michael 98145:

the animals be runnin the zoo
Avatar 1:38pm Joe B:

dr hook from union city nj
Avatar 1:39pm Hoboken Jack:

Belated hello, Mayor Frank! Hey EFD, SteveL, Jeff, Mike Sin, all!
Avatar 1:39pm Joe B:

not sure if i could pick just one album from 2018 -- maybe endless scroll by bodega, or sunshine and the rain
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm Stevel:

Hey there, Jack!

Sunshine and the Rain is my pick to break out and make some serious money. (Now, of course, I've jinxed that possibility.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:48pm James in ATL:

Happy New Year Joe! I missed you the last couple of weeks and am glad you are back.
Avatar 1:57pm Joe B:

smithereens shows this week:

Thursday January 10
Tupelo Music Hall
Derry, NH

Friday January 11
Ridgefield Playhouse
Ridgefield, CT

Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:58pm Michael 98145:

thanks, WFMU, for another year of great music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:59pm queems:

yessssssss gin blossoms
Avatar 1:59pm Roberto:

Wow I just favorited a Gin Blossoms song. WTF?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:04pm Carmichael:

That's always been a great jangly pop song, in my opinion.
Avatar 2:04pm Hoboken Jack:

Ha, was about to say this is actually a Smokey Robinson song
  2:05pm Tim from LH:

Co-written by the other Smithereens guest vocalist, Marshall Crenshaw.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:05pm Carmichael:

And the recent David Byrne tour was the show of the decade!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:08pm TheLoneliestMonk:

marshall's radio show was FAR too hip for 'FUV imho.
Hey Joe, let's get him to bring 'the bottomless pit' to the mighty 'FMU!
Avatar 2:08pm Joe B:

marshall did a great guest spot with todd o phonic todd in 2017, or early 2018, definitely check it out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:09pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@JoeB thanks for the tip
Avatar 2:10pm Joe B:

it was july 2017 re crenshaw
  2:16pm morphe:

Thanks Joe,

our dinnertime music!!!

Morphe'(big m) and morphe'(little m = me papi)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:22pm Guido from Cologne:

fun to be introduced to German artists (like Laura Carbone) by an American radio show
Avatar 2:45pm David Shortell:

Did anyone here catch Resounding No in New Brunswick last night?
Avatar 2:47pm Joe B:

dave, hoboken jack did
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:55pm chris:

thanks for all the best of 18 selections, Joe. good shjtuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 2:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Thanks, Joe. I hope 2019 is treating you well.
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