Mineral (band)

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OriginAustin, Texas, U.S.
Years active
  • 1994–1998
  • 2014
  • 2018-present
Associated acts
MembersChris Simpson
Scott McCarver
Jeremy Gomez
Gabriel Wiley

Mineral is an American emo band originally from Houston, Texas. 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 other musical projects, including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper.

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.[1][2] In 2019, the band celebrated their 25th anniversary with two new songs titled "Aurora" and "Your Body Is The World", a retrospective book, and by going on tour.[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 AMA, 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]


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


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)
  • One Day When We Are Young (2019)



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

Related projects[edit]


  1. ^ "Mineral Reuniting for First Shows in 17 Years". Pitchfork.com.
  2. ^ "StartSerenading... Again: Mineral To Reunite". Npr.org.
  3. ^ Nast, Condé. "Mineral Announce Tour, Share First New Song in 20 Years: Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  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.