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Frigid Stars (2023 reissue)

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The drowsiest and earliest inklings of the slowcore movement can be traced to Codeine’s 1991 debut.

Barely Real (2023 reissue)

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After the scrapped "Dessau" sessions in 1992, Codeine returned with an EP of icy and effervescent tracks.
The White Birch (2023 reissue)
  1. Sea
  2. Loss Leader
  3. Vacancy
  4. Kitchen Light
  5. Washed Up
  6. Tom
  7. Ides
  8. Wird
  9. Smoking Room


The White Birch (2023 reissue)

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    Released: 14th Jul 2023

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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.

John Engle’s guitar alternates between crystalline and sludge, and Stephen Immerwhar’s distorted bass floats on top of punishing drums from newcomer Doug Scharin (Rex, June of 44), resulting in nine perfect meditations on the loneliness and uncertainty of early adulthood. “Codeine’s unyielding numbness creates its own kind of warmth — the feeling of cold water running for so long that it suddenly feels hot.” —Spin