Posted in music | tour dates on April 23, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Mineral in the '90s
Mineral

First we got new Sunny Day Real Estate music, then American Football announced shows, and now April 2014 continues to be '90s-Emo Reunion Month, because it appears that Mineral have some plans too. Details on what's actually going to happen are still scant, but the band's website links to their Facebook (launched in 2010 but still rarely updated), their Twitter (no tweets yet), and their Instagram on which they posted four pictures (two guitars, a bass, and a drumset) earlier this month. Check out those instagrams below, and stay tuned for more info.

The Austin band were only around briefly from 1994-1998 and released two now-classic full lengths -- the loud-quiet-loud emo/alternative rock of 1997's The Power of Failing and 1998's slowcore-leaning EndSerenading. After their breakup, the members went on to multiple other bands, including singer Chris Simpson and bassist Jeremy Gomez's The Gloria Record.

Watch some videos of the band's last-ever show at Emo's in Austin in 1997, with those Instagrams, below...

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Mineral - "Parking Lot" at Emo's Austin, 1997

Mineral - "If I Could" at Emo's Austin, 1997

Mineral - "Unfinished" at Emo's Austin, 1997

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Comments (43)

Seam next!!!! not just the touch and go show!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:05 PM

Jesus, not every middling 90s emo band needs to get back together. Old dudes playing those songs is just embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:08 PM

Jets to Brazil next?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:09 PM

oh god no.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:15 PM

I'd much rather have Jets to Brazil.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:21 PM

Vomit

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:23 PM

Jawbreaker next!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:24 PM

How about Fugazi?!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:27 PM

yes, Jets to Brazil please

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:40 PM

isn't Fugazi playing ATP Iceland...well, that's the rumour!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 1:53 PM

that Gloria Record album is way underrated

Posted by Me | April 23, 2014 2:03 PM

a rumour created and perpetuated by you? Cool!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:04 PM

1) Jawbreaker and Fugazi will never reunite
2) Unless Jets only plays their first record, there is no reason to go. Better off getting Thorns of Life back together bc Forgetters suck.
3) Mineral should be the last of the top 10 3rd wave bands to have a reunion. This twinklecore butt tickle revival has got to go away!!!
4) Let me know when 2nd wave bands like Indian Summer or Native Nod decide to do one off. At least we get the Van Pelt later this year.
5) Fuck your Emo!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:06 PM

New Found Glory reunion pweaze!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:08 PM

Emo Phillips reunion please!
C'mon you're only one guy!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:13 PM

Letters to Cleo

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:22 PM

Don't forget about the American Football and Owl reunions!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:22 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:23 PM

"Don't forget about the American Football and Owl reunions!"

Already forgot, was bored back in the 90s and they are still boring. There is absolutely no reason for the new Owls record. Shit is horrendous!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:35 PM

here is a small clue of what "real" emo sounded like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0eQ7v4_1f8

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:36 PM

yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:57 PM

Owls is terrible. Worthwhile reunions would be Boys Life, maybe Christie Front Drive and of course Drive Like Jehu.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 2:58 PM

2:23 beat me to it. Seriouslah.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 3:11 PM

"Owls is terrible. Worthwhile reunions would be Boys Life, maybe Christie Front Drive and of course Drive Like Jehu."

CFD did a reunion in 2011. Bell House show was epic.

I would pay BIG money to see Jehu again.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 3:16 PM

The Anniversary!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 3:18 PM

please make it stop.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 4:06 PM

2:08, you asked and they did it! congrats

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 4:19 PM

Those Mineral LPs are "classics" in the same way my 8th grade creative writing essay is a "classic"

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 6:12 PM

Mineral are one of those typical "also" bands - you know, as in "if you like Sunny Day, you might ALSO like Mineral."

Posted by Axelrod | April 23, 2014 9:31 PM

mineral were great. almost a caricature of the genre but right on the edge. I just want to be something more than I'm not in your eyes. SERIOUSLY.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 9:46 PM

Their Montreal show was announced, like, 2 weeks ago. But thanks for the info guyze!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2014 11:58 PM

'July'

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 12:37 AM

Hey, @2:06
Fugazi never broke up, they went on "hiatus," but they'll probably never play again.
Jawbreaker won't reform because Blake is an actual crazy person.
Christie Front Drive had a reunion a couple years ago, guys. They played Bell House, as was mentioned.
Jehu will never reform.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:36 AM

Where is the Mohinder reunion?

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 3:37 AM

@1:05 i srsly think about this all the time. seam needs to play some shows

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 9:21 AM

I like how people say "Jehu will never reunite," as if Reis hasn't revived two of his broken up bands in the past few years.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 9:28 AM

Reis and Froberg aren't what's preventing a Jehu reunion. Hot Snakes had no problem playing Jehu songs.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 9:44 AM

"Where is the Mohinder reunion?"

finally someone on here with some brains.

listen and learn fucktoids.

The early 90s shredded, thank goodness I was there to enjoy it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMmNvJ3FleU

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 10:44 AM

Got my tickets to the Cleveland show!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 10:55 AM

Angry internet emo elitists are so much lamer than people who are excited by mediocre reunions. You fuckers are like evangelicals with the gay marriage: it doesn't affect you in any way so stop whining and acting superior. Idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2014 2:43 PM

Trust me, if you're a fan of great, explosive bands like Fugazi, Mohinder and Indian Summer, the best thing those bands could do for you is NEVER reunite. Nobody wants to see pudgy dudes in their 40s or 50s try to recapture the glory of their youths. Remember the At The Drive-In reunion?

Posted by Axelrod | April 24, 2014 11:25 PM

just found my new fav band´╗┐

Posted by daniel b | May 27, 2014 3:33 AM

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