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Codeine

 

WHEN I SEE THE SUN

NUM201


 
6xLP+3CD
$75
 

 
6xLP+3CD+Bonus
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From 1990 to 1994, New York City’s Codeine were making somnambulant waves on a musical landscape reeling from Sub Pop’s better known exports. The label’s first and most significant foray out of what had become the signature Sub Pop sound, Codeine were an anomaly among their loud “lo-fi” and super-compressed alt-rock peers, preferring an understated, elegant, and above all beautiful approach that recalled the slowness of opiate drug states. Codeine’s glacial tempos were never an end in themselves. Rather, the lethargic pace reflected a deliberate and meticulous approach to songcraft—an emphasis on restraint and space which amounted to a punk provocation and an entirely different path toward catharsis than the prevailing scream therapies of the day. 1991’s Frigid Stars LP, 1992’s Barely Real, and 1994’s The White Birch received much critical praise upon release, but Codeine dissolved before any of the hype carried over into the so-called “slow core” movement. All three albums have been subjected to our notoriously elaborate packaging and include in-depth liner notes and scads of unpublished photos. Faithfully restored from the original masters, each album is accompanied by a plethora of singles, demos, live recordings, and Peel Sessions—packaged as a double LP along with a CD of the same material. Additionally, an ultra deluxe box set of all three albums is available. The box set includes a 5’ x 1’ fold-out poster of the band’s complete discography and a tidy slipcase to house all three albums National Geographic-style.

Ltd to 500 bonus 45': NUM201.4: Codeine Pickup Song (live) b/w New Year's (live)

Click on the track to play a sample. If available for purchase, an MP3 is $1 or a FLAC is $1.50.

     
  1. 01 CODEINE D
  2.  
  3. 02 CODEINE Gravel Bed
  4.  
  5. 03 CODEINE Pick Up Song
  6.  
  7. 04 CODEINE 3 Angels
  8.  
  9. 05 CODEINE New Year's
  10.  
  11. 06 CODEINE Second Chance
  12.  
  13. 07 CODEINE Cave-In
  14.  
  15. 08 CODEINE Cigarette Machine
  16.  
  17. 09 CODEINE Old Things
  18.  
  19. 10 CODEINE Pea
  20.  
  21. 11 CODEINE Castle (SOS Demo)
  22.  
  23. 12 CODEINE Skeletons (SOS Demo)
  24.  
  25. 13 CODEINE Three Angels (SOS Demo)
  26.  
  27. 14 CODEINE Corner Store (SOS Demo)
  28.  
  29. 15 CODEINE Summer Dresses (SOS Demo)
  30.  
  31. 16 CODEINE Pea (Acoustic)
  32.  
  33. 17 CODEINE Second Chance (Demo)
  34.  
  35. 18 CODEINE Pickup Song (Demo)
  36.  
  37. 19 CODEINE Cave-In (Demo)
  38.  
  39. 20 CODEINE Kitchen (Demo)
  40.  
  41. 21 CODEINE Realize
  42.  
  43. 22 CODEINE Jr
  44.  
  45. 23 CODEINE Barely Real
  46.  
  47. 24 CODEINE Hard To Find
  48.  
  49. 25 CODEINE W.
  50.  
  51. 26 CODEINE Promise Of Love
  52.  
  53. 27 CODEINE JR (Dessau Demo)
  54.  
  55. 28 CODEINE Hydroplane (Live)
  56.  
  57. 29 CODEINE Wird (Dessau Demo)
  58.  
  59. 30 CODEINE I Wonder (Dessau Demo)
  60.  
  61. 31 CODEINE Tom (Dessau Demo)
  62.  
  63. 32 CODEINE A l'Ombre de Nous
  64.  
  65. 33 CODEINE Cracked in Two
  66.  
  67. 34 CODEINE Realize (Alternate Take)
  68.  
  69. 35 CODEINE Broken-Hearted Wine
  70.  
  71. 36 CODEINE Sea
  72.  
  73. 37 CODEINE Loss Leader
  74.  
  75. 38 CODEINE Vacancy
  76.  
  77. 39 CODEINE Kitchen Light
  78.  
  79. 40 CODEINE Washed Up
  80.  
  81. 41 CODEINE Tom
  82.  
  83. 42 CODEINE Ides
  84.  
  85. 43 CODEINE Wird
  86.  
  87. 44 CODEINE Smoking Room
  88.  
  89. 45 CODEINE Median (Peel Session)
  90.  
  91. 46 CODEINE Loss Leader (Peel Session)
  92.  
  93. 47 CODEINE Sure Looks That Way (Peel Session)
  94.  
  95. 48 CODEINE D (Live)
  96.  
  97. 49 CODEINE Atmosphere
  98.  
  99. 50 CODEINE Something New
  100.  
  101. 51 CODEINE Ides (Demo)
  102.  
  103. 52 CODEINE Smoking Room (Demo)

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