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Mineral formed in 94 & disbanded in 97 just before the release of their 2nd album Endserenading. Despite a surprisingly small amount of time together, they are cited as inspiration by a host of bands and artists, including Frank Turner. Taking the baton from mid-nineties emo band Sunny Day Real Estate, they crystallised the slow, melodic loud/quiet dynamic that wax sealed the genre, crafting an eternally distinctive & beloved sound, bathed in crescendos of hollered guitar.
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Texan, emo pioneers Mineral have signed a worldwide deal (excluding North America) with Xtra Mile Recordings, who will reissue their two seminal albums The Power of Failing and Endserenading, each on double 45 RPM vinyl, on 20 October 2014.
Xtra Mile will also release ‘Mineral – 1994-1998’ a 2x CD compilation of both The Power Of Failing and Endserenading with bonus material and previously unreleased tracks to get the uninitiated up to speed in time for some live performances.
Mineral are set to play a selection of dates in February 2015, visiting Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.
To celebrate this incredibly influential band signing to their natural, UK-based home, Xtra Mile are offering pre-order ticket and vinyl/CD bundles.
Mineral formed in 1994 and disbanded in 1997 just before the release of their second album Endserenading. Despite a surprisingly small amount of time together, they’ve been cited as inspiration by a host of bands and artists, including Xtra Mile’s very own Frank Turner. Taking the baton from mid-nineties emo band Sunny Day Real Estate, they crystallised the slow, melodic loud/quiet dynamic that wax sealed the genre, crafting an eternally distinctive and beloved sound. Their debut album The Power of Failing is a passionate paen to spirituality and love, bathed in crescendos of hollered guitar, while posthumous follow-up Endserenading – finished after the official split of the group - broods and simmers with patience, pain and redemption. Both albums are recognised as essential, packed with trailblazing cuts which have since informed plenty of peers and imitators, while never being bettered.
The band reunited in April this year - 20 years after the original formation – and will play their first dates in 17 years this autumn, starting in New York City.
LA Weekly’s West Coast Sound claimed ‘The Power Of Failing’ as one of the ‘Top 20 Emo Albums in History,’ writing: “The empyreal finger-picking crescendos, the punch-to-the-gut octave note explosions, the not-quite-in-key vocals issuing soft-then-screamed confessions about the shortcomings of self - it's all gorgeously imperfect, from opening notes of ‘5, 8, and 10’ to the harrowing chorus of ‘Parking Lot’”
NPR Music declared: “Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be in my room yelling, ‘Cause I just want to be / Something more than the mud in your eyes / I want to be the clay in your hands.’ You know, for practice.”