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Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023
8 p.m.
Cost: $25
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

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90’s band Codeine is playing 10 EU/UK shows in support of their lost album Dessau, recorded in 1992 but released just last year, along with new, colored vinyl reissues of their three original Sub Pop records: Frigid Stars LP, Barely Real(EP), and White Birch, all via the archival label Numero Group. With the release of Flight Stars LP (1990), Codeine almost single-handedly invented what would later become known as "slowcore." Predating influential albums by kindred spirits Low and Duster by almost half a decade, Codeine's slow, graceful songs support lyrics that are a disturbingly pure embodiment of depression. These will be Codeine’s first non-US shows since 2012 (when they played similar dates supporting Numero’s compendium When I See the Sun) and follow sold-out shows in New York City and LA earlier this year.