By Blurt Staff
’90s slowcore pioneers Codeine have shared a previously unreleased song from the new When I See the Sun box from Numero Group. “Kitchen” is an
acoustic demo that pre-dates their debut album Frigid Stars, a
blueprint for the minimalist approach they would perfect in following
Watch for our interview with Codeine’s Stephen Immerwahr in the latest issue of BLURT – we’ve also got an expanded version set to run online soon – in which he details aspects of the group’s history, the details behind the reissue project, and more.
“The Numero Group forced us to confront ourselves
circa 1989-1994,” says Immerwahr, to writer Ron Hart. “It turns out that Ken Shipley of Numero is a huge Codeine fan
— in fact, he lied to his mom to go see what was the last Codeine show of the
20th Century (Santa Rosa, CA in July 1994). Numero has done a lot of esoteric
and rocking 60s-70s soul reissues, and now they’re also thinking about 1990s,
starting with Codeine. Don’t blame us!”
Don’t worry, Stephen, we won’t. Good to have those key sounds back in the mix after all these years.