Friday November 10



$25 / Doors at 8:00

Rescheduled from Friday April 14. All original tickets will be honored. Refunds available for those who cannot make the new date.


The 90's band Codeine is playing a handful of northeast shows in support of their lost album Dessau, recorded in 1992 with founding drummer and guitarist Chris Brokaw and released last year by archival label Numero Group. This will be Codeine's first Boston show in more than a decade, and first Philadelphia and D.C. shows in three decades, following two sold-out shows in New York City and Numero Groupís 20th birthday party in LA earlier this year.

With the release of their first record, Frigid Stars LP (1990), Codeine almost single-handedly invented what would later somewhat cloyingly become known as "slowcore." Predating influential albums by kindred spirits Low and Bedhead by almost half a decade, Codeine's slow, graceful songs supported lyrics that were like a disturbingly pure embodiment of depression.

Recorded in June 1992 at Harold Dessau Recording studio in New York City, Dessau consists almost entirely of alternate versions of songs later rerecorded by the band. The sessions were ultimately abandoned for reasons including high-frequency noises audible only to one band member, flooding, and Chris Brokawís departure as full-time guitar hero in Boston's Come. Two songs appeared on Codeine's Barely Real EP. A handful of others would end up on The White Birch (1994), in versions starker and more epic, recorded with powerhouse drummer Doug Scharin (later of Rex, June of 44).