“Shine 2009 embrace the easy, midtempo shake of clubby 1990s pop, evoking the atmosphere of dark discotheques rather than the beaches of Ibiza” – Pitchfork
“This group is destined to build exponential hype over the next year.“ – XLR8R
Watch the video for “Graduation” at YouTube or at the Consequence of Sound premiere
Directed by D.V. Caputo, the video is equipped with splashy special effects and retro animation true to the song’s vibrant tempo. Realism is the blissful follow-up to theirAssociates EP, and the first single “So Free” features Paula Abdul. With respectful nods to downtempo, soul, and golden era hip-hop, Sami Suova andMikko Pykäri have created a perfect pop record that is honest and undeniably free.