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If I Die Tomorrow

The White Birch

Barely Real (EP)

Frigid Stars

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Years Active: 1989–1994
Genres: Slowcore, Indie Rock, Sadcore

Codeine was an American indie rock/slowcore band formed in 1989 by members Stephen Immerwahr (vocal, bass), Chris Brokaw (drums), and John Engle (guitar). Codeine pioneered the slowcore and sadcore subgenres of indie rock, but with a more experimental attitude than other bands in the genre, such as Low, Idaho and Red House Painters. The band's original tone, marked by slow tempos, Immerwahr's nasal vocals, and Engle's ringing Telecaster, did not evolve much during their career. Codeine released their first album ''Frigid Stars'' on the German label Glitterhouse in 1990. The album was released on Sub Pop the following year. Their second release, the short album ''Barely Real'' was issued in 1... Continue Bio >>

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