Song of the Day: Baby Dayliner - You Push, I’ll Go

Baby Dayliner

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show host John Richards, is “You Push, I’ll Go” by Baby Dayliner from a 2009 demo on Brassland.

Baby Dayliner - You Push, I’ll Go (MP3)

Ethan Marunas (aka Baby Dayliner) is a one man wrecking crew. An amazing vocalist, songwriter, producer, and DJ, Baby Dayliner performs both with and without a backing band, often times depending on just a laptop and his microphone. And that seems enough. His clean cut look makes you think he could be fronting the next Joy Division, until you hear his music and discover there’s something a lot different about this guy. Born and raised in New York City, Marunas went to school at the acclaimed Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (known from the 1980 film Fame) and his early musical influences were actually classical. At his core, Baby Dayliner is a wordsmith and talented vocalist. This guy knows how to croon with the best of them. He also knows how to deliver incredibly catchy pop songs. It’s a little bit R&B, a little bit pop, but probably one of those things you either love or hate. If you had to describe it to someone, you could call it Sinatra lounge inspired, Casio keyboard, Morrissey karaoke. In other words, absolutely fantastic. 

You can listen to additional tracks on his MySpace page or find out more about him at his website (which for the moment is currently down).

And our New York listeners can catch Baby Dayliner as the guest DJ on this week’s episode of our local music show To The Five Boroughs! To The Five Boroughs is hosted by John Richards, and airs every Thursday night at 8:00 pm EST on Radio New York, 91.5 FM.

No matter where you are, you can watch this video for “The Way You Look Tonight,” from Baby Dayliner’s previous album Critics Pass Away:

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11 Comments

  1. dingo
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Finally!!!! This song is a pain to track down :D

  2. Anya
    Posted August 1, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    For real, I could not find this song anywhere, until now.... thank you!!

  3. e
    Posted August 18, 2009 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    This song has been playing in my head for days. Thanks!!!

  4. skpke
    Posted September 26, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Ah, tracked down. John you are the main reason I keep my membership up with KEXP. So much great music! Thanks.

  5. elle
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    i heard this song and was haunted for hours... until i finally figured it out!
    i’m fairly certain that the beat is ripped from the last 40ish seconds of key stroke by her space holiday (circa 2001- manic expressive). its sped up a little though and looped.

    i tried to research this and confirm that it’s sampled from hsh but with no luck... and no signs that ANYONE else has noticed. perhaps this is another ice ice baby? i hope someone tells marc bianchi!

  6. kent
    Posted May 3, 2010 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    elle- great catch! i think you’re right.

  7. jason
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I’ll say... And there I thought I was good at spotting these things!

  8. aebrox
    Posted August 3, 2010 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Where you can you purchase this song? I can’t download it anywhere!

  9. Posted August 3, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    You can download it on this post!

  10. Rachel
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    The mp3 link is not working. Is there any where else that I can find this song?

  11. theresa
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    where can I get this song??? not on iTunes! can u email it to me? or repost?

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