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The White Birch

Available on vinyl for the first time since its 1994 release, The White Birch ended New York slowcore pioneer Codeine’s original existence on a note of defiant restraint. It's faithfully restored here from original master tapes, bolstered by eight bonus tracks. Packaged as a 2LP (plus a CD archive of all the music) The White Birch gets Numero’s notoriously elaborate treatment including in-depth liner notes and scads of unpublished photos, plus a vital assemblage of demos, rarities, and Codeine’s cover of Joy Division’s “Atmosphere.”

  • 2xLP+CD

    2 150g LP
    1 2-pocket gatefold direct-to-board LP jacket with CD pocket
    1 16-page 11" x 11" saddle-stitched LP book

Track List

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