10 years after quitting the music business, Brooklyn pop artist Baby Dayliner is finally ready to come back. With a new EP set for release in July, Baby Dayliner (aka Ethan Marunas) joins Surface Noise to talk about why he left the biz, the inner pull that brought him back, and how he turned online dating misadventures into dope music. Before we hear from Baby D, we thought it was only right to first speak with one of his biggest fans: The National’s Matt Berninger. Matt joins us to discuss how Baby Dayliner’s unique live shows shaped his experience in the now legendary mid-2000s Brooklyn music scene that spawned bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol and the Strokes. It’s rare to hear artists talk so affectionately about other artists, so we are extra excited to share this with you.

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