Nyco's second full length release shows the evolution of songwriting by the band. REALIZE is the result of 2 years of touring and composing by the band. REALIZE was recorded in Chicago and in Los Angeles. Music from REALIZE has been used in advertising by JC Penney. Nyco's story was covered by The New York Times in 2007, focusing on lead singer Ted Atkatz, who left the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to focus on Nyco. Ted was the orchestra's principal percussionist. Nyco's first album 'Two' is a CDBaby bestseller, and music from the album has been featured by JCPenney, Volkswagen Motors, MTV and WE Networks. 'REALIZE' has been called 'a major breakthrough for the band' and Nyco's 'realizing their potential'. Released in June, 2008, it was downloaded over 3,000 times in the first 2 months of it's release. By purchasing the album, you are supporting a band that is a true independent.