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What About The Lonely? (2023 reissue)

limited "lounge axe green room" colour lp - £21.99 | Buy
Captured direct from the mixing board at a stop on Codeine’s November 1993 swing through the Midwest opening for Mazzy Star, 'What About The Lonely...

The White Birch (2023 reissue)

limited "washed up" clear w/ white splatter lp - £24.99
black lp - £22.99 | Pre Order
A white ship sailing in a sea of blackness, Codeine’s swan song arrived in 1994 amid grunge’s ascension to alt radio’s godhead status.

Barely Real (2023 reissue)

limited "upper belvedere" clear blue w/ green splatter 12" ep - £24.99 | Buy
After the scrapped "Dessau" sessions in 1992, Codeine returned with an EP of icy and effervescent tracks.

Frigid Stars (2023 reissue)

limited "heat death" clear w/ black splatter lp - £24.99 | Buy
The drowsiest and earliest inklings of the slowcore movement can be traced to Codeine’s 1991 debut.
  1. Sea
  2. Jr
  3. Tom
  4. I Wonder
  5. Realize
  6. Something New
  7. Wird
  8. Smoking Room



  • very limited lp - 1 per customer

    Released: 9th Sep 2022

    out of stock

On its 30th anniversary, Numero has unearthed these recordings, restoring the original White Birch to the band’s exacting standards with producer Mike McMackin - A slowcore masterpiece hidden in plain sight.

After the success of Codeine’s Frigid Stars LP, the trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw booked time at Harold Dessau Recording in June 1992 to track an eight-song sophomore album. A few days and a couple of unexplainable high-pitched frequencies later, the record was scrapped, shelved, and forgotten about. Brokaw left the band shortly after, and these songs were re-tracked in various iterations for Codeine’s final LP.