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Codeine The White Birch

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Codeine The White Birch on 2LP + CD

Seminal Slowcore Progenitor's Sub Pop Albums Reissued Individually as Deluxe 2LP + CD Editions!

Restored from the Original Masters Complete w/ Additional Singles, Demos, Live Recordings and Peel Sessions!

From 1990-1994, New York City's Codeine were making somnambulant waves on a musical landscape reeling from Sub Pop's better known exports. 1991's Frigid Stars, 1992's Barely Real, and 1994's The White Birch received much critical praise upon release, but Codeine dissolved before any of that hype would carry Low, Bedhead, and the Red House Painters to international acclaim.

All three albums will be subjected to Numero's notoriously elaborate packaging and detailed liner notes, including essays by Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman, Love Child's Alan Licht, and the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd. The albums have been faithfully restored from the original masters, and are accompanied by a plethora of singles, demos, live recordings, and Peel sessions. Each album will be packaged as a double album with a CD of the same material.

Codeine's third overall release and second full-length, The White Birch, was originally issued in 1994 and would be the band's final offering. Regarded as their best album, the 9-song set is bookended by the murky opener "Sea" and the contemplative closer "Smoking Room" with highlights "Vacancy" and "Washed Up" in between. 2LP + CD edition features 8 bonus tracks including demos, live takes and Peel sessions.

In support of this great undertaking, Codeine’s original line-up of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw will be reuniting for a handful of dates in the US and Europe, including All Tomorrow’s Parties in both London and Japan, and Primavera in Spain.

Codeine The White Birch Track Listing:

1.  Sea
2.  Loss Leader
3.  Vacancy
4.  Kitchen Light
5.  Washed Up
6.  Tom
7.  Ides
8.  Wird
9.  Smoking Room

1.  Median (Peel Session)
2.  Loss Leader (Peel Session)
3.  Sure Looks That Way (Peel Session)
4.  D (Live)
5.  Atmosphere
6.  Something New
7.  Ides (Demo)
8.  Smoking Room (Demo)

1.   Sea
2.   Loss Leader
3.   Vacancy
4.   Kitchen Light
5.   Washed Up
6.   Tom
7.   Ides
8.   Wird
9.   Smoking Room
10.  Median (Peel Session)
11.  Loss Leader (Peel Session)
12.  Sure Looks That Way (Peel Session)
13.  D (Live)
14.  Atmosphere
15.  Something New
16.  Ides (Demo)
17.  Smoking Room (Demo)
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1. Sea
2. Loss Leader
3. Vacancy
4. Kitchen Light
5. Washed Up
6. Tom
7. Ides
8. Wird
9. Smoking Room

1. Median (Peel Session)
2. Loss Leader (Peel Session)
3. Sure Looks That Way (Peel Session)
4. D (Live)
5. Atmosphere
6. Something New
7. Ides (Demo)
8. Smoking Room (Demo)

1. Sea
2. Loss Leader
3. Vacancy
4. Kitchen Light
5. Washed Up
6. Tom
7. Ides
8. Wird
9. Smoking Room
10. Median (Peel Session)
11. Loss Leader (Peel Session)
12. Sure Looks That Way (Peel Session)
13. D (Live)
14. Atmosphere
15. Something New
16. Ides (Demo)
17. Smoking Room (Demo)

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