Codeine ‎– Frigid Stars LP

Sub Pop ‎– SP 107B, Sub Pop ‎– SP107B
CD, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 D 4:27
2 Gravel Bed 3:58
3 Pickup Song 2:44
4 New Year's
Written-By – Seam
5 Second Chance 4:45
6 Cave-In 3:37
7 Cigarette Machine 4:42
8 Old Things 4:59
9 3 Angels 4:51
10 Pea 3:38



Recorded June and August 1990, Brooklyn, NY.
All songs © 1990 Codeine, save "New Year's" © 1989 S. Park & A. Mitchell.
℗ 1991 Sub Pop.
Distributed by Sub Pop.

The catalog number is printed on the spine and CD as SP 107B and SP107B, respectively.

One version has nothing other than the cat # and Mastered By Nimbus printed on the disc ring.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 98787-0107-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout: SP 107 (V) :
  • Other (Disc Ring, Variant): W551 IR SP 107-2 02 M1S3 wea mfg. OLYPHANT ifpi L901 IFPI 2U4A.

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GR 0135 Codeine Frigid Stars LP(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Sub Pop GR 0135 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
SP107A Codeine Frigid Stars LP(Cass, Album) Sub Pop SP107A US 1991 Sell This Version
GR 0135 Codeine Frigid Stars LP(LP, Album) Glitterhouse Records, Sub Pop GR 0135 USA & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
GR 0135 LC 8323 Codeine Frigid Stars LP(LP, Album) Sub Pop GR 0135 LC 8323 US 1991 Sell This Version
NUM201.1 Codeine Frigid Stars LP(2xLP, Album + CD, Album + RE, RM) Numero Group NUM201.1 US 2012 Sell This Version



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February 1, 2014
edited about 1 month ago

Summer of 1990. In a Brooklyn basement Codeine record their debut album. From that basement a desolate, disillusioned, jaded music comes out. It takes your breath away as summer sultriness, it isolates and envelops you as autumn fog, it hypnotizes you as the lights of a metropolis watched through a car window running on a wet road. Intimate and hypnotic, it slides slowly into the void of a loneliness without alternatives. A noise rock with delicate dissonant arpeggios, rhythmic strokes in slow motion and enveloping glimpses of distortion. Nihilistic and tired, Frigid Stars is an abyss towards which the listener is fatally drawn to. Sometimes it sounds intimate, sometimes epic. Never too emphatic. Existential and cathartic, in its simplicity Frigid Stars is original and unique as certain albums by Neil Young and Nick Drake. And also a source of inspiration for all post rock and slowcore bands - from Low to Mogwai, from Bark Psychosis to Godspeed You! Black Emperor.