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Codeine - The White Birch flac album Performer: Codeine
Title: The White Birch
Style: Indie Rock
Released: 1994
Country: US
MP3 album: 1278 mb
FLAC album: 1341 mb
Rating: 4.2
Genre: Rock

The White Birch is the second and final album by the New York City band Codeine. Released in April 1994, the album is considered by many to be the band's best album and a clear influence on Low, among other bands.

The final Codeine release, The White Birch, finds the band stretching out more beyond its usual style here and there, while still pretty much sounding like it always has. It's not quite a case of "heard one, heard them all," but at points, it's hard to see how they would have continued without completely repeating themselves. There is a slight change in the lineup, with Douglas Scharin replacing Chris Brokaw, at that time fully involved with Come, on drums, while David Grubbs once again guests, playing guitar on "Tom" and "Wird.

Recorded At – 3-Communications. Mixed At – 3-Communications. Glass Mastered At – Nimbus. The White Birch ‎(LP, Album). Sub Pop. sp 166. US. 1994. LP 3 (Still Untitled) ‎(CD, Album, Promo).

The White Birch Album by Codeine.

The White Birch, Codeine's last album, has remained a staple for winters ever since I first heard it. Lacking any sort of happiness, it kind of embodies the winter for me: plain, dull, and a black hole of emotion. Each time as I see my breath in the cold air, the songs pop into my head. It works as some kind of genetic disposition. Unlike a lot of slowcore, it tends to be a bit more experimental, mixing occasional blasts of anger and volume. These elements are used almost as punctuation throughout the album. Length-wise, it is a relatively short album, clocking in at about 43 minutes  . Angst abounds throughout the album. Somehow it avoids being whiny. Resigned would be a better term for it, the singer/speaker doesn't appear particularly distraught at the point.

The White Birch is the second and final album by the New York band Codeine  . The White Birch introduced more melodic elements and developed an aesthetic that shifted sharply between clean and heavily distorted guitars in a way that few bands such as Slint had previously explored

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Sea 7:22
2 Loss Leader 4:18
3 Vacancy 3:37
4 Kitchen Light 3:36
5 Washed Up 4:40
6 Tom
Guitar – David Grubbs
7 Ides 5:07
8 Wird
Guitar – David Grubbs
9 Smoking Room 3:17

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Codeine
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sub Pop
  • Recorded At – Idful Music
  • Recorded At – 3-Communications
  • Mixed At – 3-Communications
  • Glass Mastered At – Nimbus


  • Bass, Vocals [Singing] – Stephen Immerwahr
  • Drums – Doug Scharin
  • Guitar – John Engle
  • Layout – Jeff Kleinsmith
  • Mastered By – Scott Hull
  • Mixed By – Mike McMackin
  • Photography By [Band Photograph] – Laura Larson
  • Producer – Codeine, Mike McMackin
  • Recorded By – Mike McMackin
  • Songwriter [All Songs By] – Codeine


Recorded at Idful Music (Chicago, IL), 3-Communications (Middletown, CT) and Mike and Rick's (Brooklyn, NY), Aug. and Dec., 1993.

All songs by Codeine (BMI).

© 1993, 1994 Codeine
(P) 1994 Sub Pop

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 98787-0166-2 8
  • Matrix / Runout: SP 166 - MASTERED BY NIMBUS
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
sp 166 Codeine The White Birch ‎(LP, Album) Sub Pop sp 166 US 1994
SPCD 118/299 Codeine LP 3 (Still Untitled) ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Sub Pop SPCD 118/299 Germany 1994
sp 118/299, GR 0124 Codeine The White Birch ‎(LP, Album, Ltd + 7", Ltd) Sub Pop, Sub Pop sp 118/299, GR 0124 Germany 1994
201.3 Codeine The White Birch ‎(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE, RM) Numero Group 201.3 US 2012
spcd 118/299 Codeine The White Birch ‎(CD, Album) Sub Pop spcd 118/299 Germany 1994