Baby Dayliner | High Heart & Low Estate

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High Heart & Low Estate

by Baby Dayliner

A potpourri of diverse influences: hip-hop, neo-70s disco, lo-fi rock, Eurodisco.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. Raid!
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4:28 album only
2. Hoodlums in the Hit Parade
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3:30 album only
3. Party Scenes
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3:15 album only
4. Madeline
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2:57 album only
5. Beat Downs
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3:32 album only
6. High Heart & Low Estate
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4:12 album only
7. Can't Believe
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3:54 album only
8. Lullabies
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9. Dead Ladies
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3:06 album only
10. I'll Be Your Counterpart
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11. Funeral Dirge
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12. Shah With That!
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Album Notes

Brooklyn's Baby Dayliner is upbeat, joyous, earnest, and romantic, all at once. He combines Leonard Cohen's songcraft, the electronic pulse of New Order, and the jiggy performance style of Al Green. He's also been compared to Serge Gainsbourg, David Bowie, James Brown, Tom Jones, The Smiths, Daft Punk, and Stephin Merritt's Magnetic Fields -- influences which he gratefully cites alongside the classical and jazz of his formal musical training, and the street sounds he absorbed while growing up in New York City.

Imagine wooshing and plinging synths, trip-the-light fantastic pianos, catchy beats, highly literate lyrics, and the low tones of one man's melodic voice. We're calling him a 21st century Frank Sinatra.


Baby Dayliner is first and foremost a performer. He does a one-man karaoke kind of thing a la FischerSpooner or Har Mar Superstar, gyrating along to his pre-recorded electronic/organic songs -- accompanied on stage only by a mysterious, antique suitcase. Unlike the Electroclash crew, however, "the act" is earnest, romantic, and highly musical -- even if he moves like Elvis and looks a bit like Kevin Bacon. He refers to his stage show as "cabaret."

Brassland's latest signing came to the label's attention in part via The National, who are avid fans of his New York performances. Over the past two years he has developed an intense cult fanbase, and now draws hundreds to his monthly gigs at clubs like Mercury Lounge and Luxx and bigger rooms such as the Bowery Ballroom. In March, he'll be doing his first European shows.

In 2004, Baby Dayliner plans to take "the act" on the road. Extensively.


Make note that Baby Dayliner has shared the stage with performers such as The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Stills, The Realistics, The National, Metric, Rasputina, Wesley Willis, MC Paul Barman, Quintron, and Rene Risque. He is childhood friends with the rap producer Blockhead. Previous credits include mixing and co-production on "Music by Cavelight," an album of Blockhead instrumentals to be released on Ninja Tune Records in March 2004, and "Party Fun Action Committee," a parody album released on Def Jux.


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Amanda Greer

This album is simply amazing. It combines soul, lounge, and indie to make a masterpiece. "High Heart & Low Estate" is truly underrated.


one of the best music discovery in 2008!
I particulary like the song AT LEAST - that gives the shivers. I also like A lot RAID, WHODUNITNOW, FUNERAL DIRGE. In my tiny little house and on my i-pod Baby Dayliner is on repeat these days. I would so very much enjoy to see him in concert in Europe.


i loooooved this record
I loved Critics Pass Away and this album didn't cease to amaze me as well. Dayliner is like nothing I've heard before and my boyfriend and I love it to death.
I can't wait for more~

Rob Instigator

Fantastic quirks and hilarious raps!
This CD is fantastic. It is amazing how one man and his 4-track can make such great music. very witty, very inteligent and melodic as all hell.

Raven Maven

Baby Dayliner's muisc is strange and beautiul. It will make you laugh and then
Baby Dayliner's muisc is strange and beautiul. It will make you laugh and then break your heart within a single verse. The best CD's take you on a roadtrip through the artist's mind. This CD puts you in a tricked out deluxe winnebago without any breaks. It rocks!


fucking good ham, mom! uh... i mean...fine ham abounds.
sheer fun from start to finish. never stops being interesting. can't wait for more.