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Mineral (band)

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Years active
1994–1998, 2014–present

Associated acts
The Gloria RecordImbrocoKissing ChaosPop UnknownPretty the Quick Black EyesZookeeper

Past members
Chris SimpsonScott McCarverJeremy GomezGabriel Wiley

Austin, Texas, United States (1994)

Chris Simpson, Jeremy Gomez, Scott McCarver, Gabriel Wiley

The Gloria Record, Christie Front Drive, Sunny Day Real Estate, Texas Is the Reason, Sense Field


Mineral is an American emo band originally from Houston, Texas. Soon following 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.


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Mineral's music is characterized by its iterated soft/loud structure, overlaid with melodic vocals and ethereal guitar-based instrumental bridges. 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.

In 2010, a compilation CD of all the band's songs (except for "Sadder Star", from the First Crush comp) was released in Japan, entitled "The Complete Collection".

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Mineral announced a reunion tour on April 24, 2014.


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

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  • "Gloria/Parking Lot" (The Audio Concept Records, 1994)
  • "Gloria/Parking Lot" (Caulfield Records, re-release, 1995)
  • "February/M.D." (Caulfield Records, 1996)
  • "Crazy (Willie Nelson cover)" (split release with Jimmy Eat World and Sensefield – Crank!, 1997)
  • "&Serenading"/"Love My Way" (Psychedelic Furs cover) (Crank!, 1998)
  • Albums

  • The Power of Failing – Crank! Records, January 1997
  • EndSerenading – Crank! Records, August 1998
  • Compilations

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  • ground rule double - "five, eight, and ten" (divot / actionboy 300 records, 1996)
  • (don't forget to) breathe - "Rubberlegs" (crank! A RECORD COMPANY, 1997)
  • the first crush compilation - "Sadder Star" (thick as thieves, 1997)
  • Fer Shure: A Tribute to the Valley Girl Soundtrack - "Love My Way" (Psychedlic Furs cover) (Itchy Korean Records, 1997)
  • The Complete Collection (Japan, 2010)
  • Complete Collection: 1994-1998 (Remastered albums and extras)(Arena Rock, November 4, 2014)
  • Mineral (band) Mineral39s Chris Simpson Between Emo and a Hard Place Consequence

  • The Gloria Record – Christopher Simpson, Jeremy Gomez
  • Imbroco – Gabriel Wiley, Scott David McCarver
  • Kissing Chaos – Gabriel Wiley
  • Pop Unknown – Gabriel Wiley
  • Pretty the Quick Black Eyes – Scott David McCarver
  • Zookeeper – Chris Simpson (& sometimes Jeremy Gomez) [1]
  • Songs

    Love My Way1998
    LoveLetterTypeWriterEndSerenading · 1998
    Five - Eight & TenThe Power of Failing · 1997


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