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Common Rotation is an American indie folk rock band consisting of Eric Kufs, (vocals, guitar), Adam Busch (vocals, saxophone, harmonica, glockenspiel), and Jordan Katz (vocals, trumpet, banjo). The three are childhood friends from New York and have been making music together for almost 20 years.
The band was formed by Kufs and Busch while they were in high school in East Meadow, New York in the early 1990s with two other members and was originally known as 28 Orange Street. They debuted at the Nassau County Folk Festival and soon began performing hundreds of gigs each year throughout the Northeastern United States. As 28 Orange Street, the quartet released their first album, titled Common Rotation.
The band recorded its first record as Common Rotation with the help of They Might Be Giants, who subsequently backed them on the recording and allowed them to open on their first major tour across the United States. In 2007 they toured the United Kingdom, albeit without Jordan Katz, alongside David Berkeley.
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Peter Stass’s documentary film How to Lose chronicled the band's efforts to protest Clear Channel’s monopoly on the musical touring market by playing in fan’s homes from Alaska to Europe.
Their song "Clear Channel" was featured in British Indie filmmmaker Evan Richards' 2006 film, "In a Day."