News

Mar 01, 2014

Last night was the second night of the by:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus over to cover the action. Check out her shots of Sea ChangeTove LoShine 2009Young Dreams, and Hanne KolstøMore

Dec 12, 2013

Pop purveyors Cascine just released a holiday mixtape in conjunction with 100% Silk.  More

Oct 19, 2013

Thursday was the third day of CMJ 2013. We set writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her shots of GemsJensen Sportag, Ejecta, and Shine 2009 More

Premiere: Shine 2009 Mixtape

Our Nation is Out Now Via Cascine, Band Performing at CMJ This Week

Oct 15, 2013

Yesterday, Finnish duo (and former “Pleased to Meet You” artists) Shine 2009 released their sophomore album Our Nation. Full of icy beats and deep grooves the project plays like a perfect disco mixtape.  More

Watch: Shine 2009 – “Older” Video

Out Nation Is Out October 15 via Cascine

Sep 19, 2013

The video for Shine 2009 cut “Older” follows the trials and tribulations of an unlikely drug dealer. More

Jun 13, 2011

The '90s downtempo-leaning Finnish duo Shine 2009 released a new video for "Graduation" this week. More

Listen: Shine 2009 “So Free (featuring Paula Abdul)”

Listen: Shine 2009 “So Free (featuring Paula Abdul)”

Apr 05, 2011

Now here’s something that just makes sense. House music-loving Finnish duo Shine 2009 recruit 1980s dance music legend Paula Abdul for a track. Makes perfect sense, right? More

Shine 2009 Collaborates With Paula Abdul

Debut Full-Length Realism Out April 12

Feb 10, 2011

We’ll straight up and tell you—we had to check and make sure it wasn’t April 1 when we got the news “Pleased to Meet You” band Shine 2009 had collaborated with none other than Paul Abdul. We have the details.  More

News Roundup: Goldfrapp Pinball, Caribou Live Album, and Pixies “Doolittle” Tour Dates, and More

Plus: Passion Pit Hits the Road, Shine 2009, Summer Camp, Neil Young and The Extra Lens All Prep Releases

Sep 03, 2010

Our News Roundup briefly reports on various entertainment news stories that are circulating the web. Included are updates from: The Extra LensNeil YoungCaribouSummer CampShine 2009Passion PitTwin Sister, and Goldfrapp. More


Interviews

Shine 2009

Future Anachronisms

Feb 07, 2011

Carrying with them a name that seems permanently rooted in time, Shine 2009 pride themselves on making buoyant dance music for the ages. The Helsinki-based producers Mikko Pykäri and Sami Suova—who were busy mixing their debut EP Associates when we spoke to them via email—make no excuses for their pleasantly anachronistic name that, in part, marks the date of the band’s inception. More


Reviews

by:Larm Day Two: Sea Change, Tove Lo, Shine 2009, Young Dreams, and Hanne Kolstø

February 28th, 2014

Mar 06, 2014

You know that feeling when you can’t wait to get out bed and start your day—even if your body would prefer about four more hours of sleep? Yeah, welcome to by:Larm day two. The effort was worth it, especially when what was waiting for me was standout shows from Sea ChangeTove LoShine 2009Young Dreams, and Hanne Kolstø. More

CMJ Day Three: GEMS, Jensen Sportag, Ejecta, and Shine 2009

October 17th, 2013

Oct 22, 2013

By the third day of any festival, it takes a lot to get fans to come out to shows early. More

Realism

Realism

Cascine

Jun 30, 2011

Shine 2009 is a walking anachronism. Then again, with a name two years behind the times, this isn’t much of a surprise.  More