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Numero Group to handle reissues for the reunited Codeine


Chicago’s own archival label The Numero Group, has just announced that they’ll be handling a reissue package for the very recently reunited slow-core giants Codeine! The NYC-based group has been defunct since 1994, and hold two LPs, one EP, and a bunch of singles to their name. Their reunion has coincided with today’s announcement of the Mogwai-curated ATP UK – I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012, which takes place the weekend of May 25th at Alexandra Palace in London.

The band has offered:

These are Codeine’s first public performances since 1994. We are performing to celebrate the release of WHEN I SEE THE SUN – the reissues of all our music by the esteemed NUMERO GROUP, of Chicago, Illinois, coming in the spring of 2012. The 3 albums will be released as vinyl double albums, which will include compilation tracks, 4 track demos, peel sessions, and entirely heretofore unreleased songs. The six albums will also be released as a limited edition boxed set, possibly with a bonus 7-inch. Our hope is to make our music and legacy available to all who are interested. To spotlight this release, we will be performing a very limited series of concerts in the US, UK and Europe.

The full tracklisting for the package is below.

More information on ATP UK – I’ll Be Your Mirror 2012 can be found at BrooklynVegan.

Codeine – When I See the Sun

Frigid Stars:
01. “D”
02. “Gravel Bed”
03. “Pickup Song”
04. “3 Angels”
05. “New Year’s”
06. “Second Chance”
07. “Cave-In”
08. “Cigarette Machine”
09. “Old Things”
10. “Pea”

Bonus material:

11. “Castle” (Afternoon Delight compilation)
12. “Three Angels” (Previously unreleased)
13. “Skeletons” (Previously unreleased)
14. “Corner Store” (Previously unreleased)
15. “Squid” (Previously unreleased)
16. “Summer Dresses” (Previously unreleased)
17. “Pickup Song” (Demo, Previously unreleased)
18. “Pea” (Alternate)
19. “Second Chance” (B-side of D 7″)
20. “D” (Live, Yo Yo A Go Go compilation)
21. “A L’Ombre De Nous” (Split 7″ with Bastro)

Barely Real:

01. “Realize”
02. “Jr”
03. “Barely Real”
04. “Hard To Find”
05. “W.”
06. “Promise Of Love”

Bonus material:

07. “Media” (Peel Session, Previously unreleased)
08. “We’re dead” (Peel Session, Previously unreleased)
09. “Realize” (Live, Previously unreleased)
10. “Hydroplane” (Live Unrest cover, Previously unreleased)
11. “I Wonder” (Previously unreleased)
12. “Cracked In Two” (Revolution compilation)
13. “Jr” (Instrumental, Previously unreleased)
14. “Broken-Hearted Wine” (B-side of Realize 7″)

The White Birch:

01. “Sea”
02. “Loss Leader”
03. “Vacancy”
04. “Kitchen Light”
05. “Washed Up”
06. “Tom”
07. “Ides”
08. “Wird”
09. “Smoking Room”

Bonus material:

10. “Ides” (Alternate version, Working Holiday compilation)
11. “Smoking Room” (Demo, Previously unreleased)
12. “Atmosphere” (Joy Division cover, A Means To An End compilation)
13. “2 Faced Man” (Suicide cover, Your Invitation To Suicide compilation)
14. “Loss Leader” (Peel Session, Previously unreleased)
15. “Something New” (B-side to Tom 7″)
16. “Wird” (Demo, Previously unreleased)

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