Mineral (band)

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Mineral
Origin Austin, Texas, U.S.
Genres
Years active
  • 1994–1998
  • 2014–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website http://www.officialmineral.com/
Members Chris Simpson
Scott McCarver
Jeremy Gomez
Gabriel Wiley

Mineral is an American emo band originally from Houston, Texas, United States. Soon after their formation they relocated to Austin. All four members of Mineral were signed to Interscope Records on individual contracts. After disbanding in 1998, its members worked on numerous other musical projects including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper.

Mineral's music is characterized by its alternation between soft and loud song structures, melodic vocals, and ethereal guitar-based instrumental bridges. This distinct sonic format has heavily influenced many bands of the late 1990s and 2000s.[1]

In 2010, a compilation CD of all the band's songs (except for "Sadder Star") was released in Japan, entitled TheCompleteCollection.

Mineral announced a reunion tour on April 24, 2014.[2][3]

Musical style[edit]

Mineral have mainly been described as being an emo band[4][5][6][7] but incorporate elements of indie rock,[8] post-rock,[9] and alternative rock.[10] In a Reddit AskMeAnything, Chris Simpson and Jeremy Gomez cited Mineral's main influences as Catherine Wheel, Sugar, Swervedriver, Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr., Superchunk and Rocket from the Crypt.[11]

Members[edit]

  • Chris Simpson – vocals and guitar
  • Scott McCarver – guitar
  • Jeremy Gomez – bass
  • Gabriel Wiley – drums

Discography[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • Gloria (7'',1994)
  • February / M.D. (7'', 1996)
  • Mineral/Jimmy Eat World/Sense Field (1997) — Split EP with Jimmy Eat World and Sense Field
  • &Serenading / Love My Way (1998)

Albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • TheCompleteCollection (Double LP, 2010)
  • 1994–1998: The Complete Collection (2014)

Related projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymer, Miles. "On Mineral and midwestern emo's second wave". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Mineral Reuniting for First Shows in 17 Years". Pitchfork.com.
  3. ^ "StartSerenading... Again: Mineral To Reunite". Npr.org.
  4. ^ "Emo Veterans Mineral Accuse Lil Peep Of Ripping Them Off". Spin.com. May 5, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  5. ^ "Mineral's Chris Simpson: Between Emo and a Hard Place". Consequenceofsound.net. September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mineral's 'The Power of Failing' Dragged Alternative Rock in a More Emotionally Vulnerable Direction". Noisey.vice.com. January 30, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  7. ^ Spanos, Jonah Bayer,Aaron Burgess,Suzy Exposito,Leor Galil,James Montgomery,Brittany (March 1, 2016). "40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time". Rollingstone.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mineral: The Power of Failing/EndSerenading Album Review - Pitchfork". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mineral reviews, music, news". Sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Mineral - Biography, Albums, Streaming Links - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "r/IAmA - Hey everyone, we are Chris Simpson + Jeremy Gomez of the bands Mineral and The Gloria Record. Ask us anything!". Reddit.com. Retrieved August 26, 2018.