Seminal Austin, TX-based emo quartet Mineral broke a 25-year long silence right at the end of 2018 with the release of their first track, ‘Aurora’, along with the announcement of a long world tour. The band has just released ‘Your Body Is The World’, the second track off their unexpected comeback, which will celebrate the band’s legacy with a limited edition hardcover book titled ‘One Day When We Are Young: Mineral at 25’ and a 10”.
Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Chris Simpson, guitarist Scott McCarver, bassist Jeremy Gomez, and drummer Gabe Wiley, Mineral started making music together in 1993, splitting up less than four years later, yet seeing their legacy grow and grow even with only two full-lengths released. The band’s 1997 ‘The Power of Failing’ finds also a place in our “best of” emocore of the 90s era (read more here).
Now, 25 years later, two new songs – produced by Dave Trumfio (Wilco, Built To Spill, Hope Sandoval) – a tour, and a 56-page book of precious memories, unseen pictures, interviews. With contributions from colleagues and friends such as – among the others – Jimmy Eat World’s Jim Adkins, Texas Is The Reason’s Norman Brannon and Robert Pope of The
Listen to ‘Your Body Is The World’ and ‘Aurora’ below here. Mineral are back, and 2019 looks already like a great year to us.