Band Profile

Mineral

Mineral
Hometown: Austin, TX Current Label: Unsigned or Unknown Websites: Official Website
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Band Members: Jeremy Gomez, Scott McCarver, Chris Simpson, Gabriel Wiley

Mineral Bio:

Mineral was a prominent mid-90s emo band originally from Houston, Texas, but soon relocated to Austin following their formation. All four members of Mineral were signed to Interscope Records on individual contracts.

Mineral's music is characterized by its iterated soft/loud structure, overlaid with melodic, off-key vocals and ethereal guitar-based instrumental bridges. Many of their songs adhere to the formulas and now ubiquitous stylistic conventions associated with "emo" pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate. Mineral's subtle balance between angst-ridden kinetics and wistful underpinnings, in conjunction with their intelligent lyrics, have heavily influenced many bands of the late 1990s and 2000s.

Mineral broke up in 1998 after two full length albums. Its former members have since moved on to other musical projects including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper. In April 2014, the band announced a reunion tour including an appearance at The FEST 13 in Gainesville, FL.

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