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Common Anomaly / Press

“A multitude of rock influences, an overcast demeanor and obvious dance proclivities form a common runoff; a dreamy storm swirling with some of indie rock and dance music’s sweetest tidbits. Despite a sometimes giddy underpinning, Iridium’s sound is awash in subdued drama. This passion, however, is expressed with notable energy and compositional creativity. A mixture of digital and analog input precipitates a lively dance mood with a cloudy (almost grungy) foreboding. While the sound draws heavily from dance beat conventions, the injection of rock influence keeps each song unique and refreshing. Indeed, Common Anomaly is proficient at keeping the focus on the music itself, rather than recycling the same old tricks for the sake of keeping the listener moving.”

"Common Anomaly seamlessly blends electronica and rock in the spirit of Ratatat, producing a progressive, yet very danceable sound. They are not afraid to break beyond the typical verse-chorus-verse structure of pop-music."

"Common Anomaly came from Fort Collins to play their first official Denver-venue-gig that night [The Knew CD Release at The Bluebird Theater 3/6/10]. Their sound was like a dancy wall-of-sound tempered with occasional singing. Every note was syncopated to the dance-beats, requiring each player to keep their parts tight and together. I would highly suggest seeing these guys live if they happen to make their way down to Denver again any time soon."

“Excerpt: "[...] The music ultimately borders between dance rock and late 70s/early 80s post punk phrasing with an indie innocence shining through. Upon closer inspection and a couple more listens, it opened into a break up album full of light moments, bitter resentments, and carried a more somber overtone reflected in the lyrics.“Hate To Say” probably has the broadest appeal to a general audience. The vocal harmonies are awesome, the song is well written, the bass line is driven, and the drums are high energy. [...] 'Welcome In' and 'Book of Fables' tied for my favorite song. They both showcase those great vocal harmonies and resemble a dreamy trance with waltz like feel. One happened to be up-tempo and one down-tempo. Coincidence? Bottom line, this may be my favorite NoCo release so far this year."”