Barely Real (Reissue) (Vinyl LP)

Vinyl LP

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The early 90s weren't all Teen Spirit and Enter Sandman, no ma'am... Over in the Big Apple, one band was keeping things slower and sadder than anyone had previously thought scientifically possible, and that was Codeine. As hazy and gaze-y as their name might suggest, the trio all but invented the slowcore movement, influencing the likes of Low and Mogwai, but kept things arguably more experimental than their peers. After too long in the wilderness, those trusty folk at Numero are rescuing and reissuing their 1990 debut Frigid Stars, the devastating 1992 EP Barely Real, and the hugely influential final album The White Birch from 1994.  - Flying Out


After the scrapped Dessau sessions in 1992, Codeine returned with an EP of icy and effervescent tracks. Clocking in at a brisk 25 minutes, the six-song 12” features drummer Chris Brokaw’s final recordings with the group, plus noisy guitar from Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine and a solo piano arrangement from Bastro’s David Grubbs. Remastered from the original analog tapes and recreated in painstaking detail, Barely Real is the slowcore classic your therapist warned you about.


1. Realize
2. Jr
3. Barely Real
4. Hard To Find
5. W.
6. Promise Of Love

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