|A lot has changed since Codeine broke up in 1994, not long after the release of its second full-length, The White Birch. Similar groups like Low, Red House Painters, Bedhead, and Seam helped popularize an indie-rock subgenre dubbed “slowcore,” though |
|The line up of Steven, John, Doug reconvene in 1993 to record Codeine's last record The White Birch. If you're just starting on Codeine, I'd start with this 1994 swansong and work backwards – it's perhaps their most coherent, cataclysmic, perfect|
|The band only put out three releases -- Frigid Stars, the 1992 EP Barely Real, and 1994's White Birch -- and their sound evolved into something huge and slow and excellent. The players filled in the gaps as they went, got more powerful, and by White|
|There is no record in rock music which more effectively conveys depression and emptiness than The White Birch (1994), so bleak and narcotic is its timbre: "What does the word 'vacancy' mean / when you don't expect anything?" asked the band in 'Vacancy'.|
|... career-spanning Codeine box set that Numero Group put out in 2012, so whenever I want to hear painfully slow, sad, crushing music I can just go and grab that (from a different shelf!) and get rid of these two discs, Frigid Stars and The White Birch|
|The era's preferred suffix was “-core,” so Codeine was tagged “slowcore” and “sadcore,” mini-genres that would be continued by bands like Low and Red House Painters after Codeine disbanded. By the time Codeine made its second album, “The White Birch |
|The reunited New York slowcore band Codeine will get the Numero Group lavish reissue treatment. On May 9, the Chicago label will re-release their three Sub Pop releases: 1990's Frigid Stars LP, 1992's Barely Real EP, and 1994's The White Birch LP.|
|All three of their albums – 1990's Frigid Stars, 1992's Barely Real and 1994's The White Birch – are due to be re-released on vinyl by Chicago-based label Numero Group on May 7th. Packaged as double albums with a CD of the same material, each LP will |
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