Mineral – “Parking Lot” (Alternate Version) (Stereogum Premiere)

Mineral are one of many cultishly beloved ’90s emo bands benefitting from resurgent interest in their genre. In the case of these Texans, that means reissues of both studio albums, 1996’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenade, both as individual releases and combined into a double-disc anthology called Mineral – 1994-1998: The Complete Collection. They’re also going on a lengthy reunion tour that starts Thursday in Brooklyn. Among the bonus material for the reissues is a previously unreleased alternate version of The Power Of Failing closer “Parking Lot.” For my money, it’s an improvement on the original, a more raggedly abrasive take that charges the song with extra electricity. Hear it below.

Mineral – 1994-1998: The Complete Collection is out 10/21 on Arena Rock Recordings. Check out a promo video for Mineral’s tour plus full dates below:

09/04 Brooklyn, NY @ SAINT VITUS* (SOLD OUT)
09/05 New York, NY @ BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
09/06 New York, NY @ BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
09/07 New York, NY @ BOWERY BALLROOM* (SOLD OUT)
09/08 New Haven, CT @ CENTER CHURCH ON THE GREEN*
09/09 Washington, DC @ BLACK CAT*
09/10 Boston, MA @ PARADISE ROCK CLUB*
09/11 Philadelphia, PA @ UNION TRANSFER*
09/12 Cleveland, OH @ THE GROG SHOP* (early show – SOLD OUT)
09/12 Cleveland, OH @ THE GROG SHOP* (late show)
09/14 Chicago, IL @ RIOT FEST
09/15 Columbus, OH @ SKULLY’S*
09/16 St. Louis, MO @ FIREBIRD*
09/17 Kansas City, MO @ THE RECORD BAR*
09/19 Denver, CO @ RIOT FEST
10/22 San Francisco, CA @ THE INDEPENDENT*
10/23 San Francisco, CA @ BOTTOM OF THE HILL*
10/24 West Hollywood, CA @ THE ROXY*
10/25 West Hollywood, CA @ THE ROXY*
10/26 Pomona, CA @ THE GLASS HOUSE*
10/27 Phoenix, AZ @ THE CRESCENT BALLROOM*
11/02 Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 13
11/03 Atlanta, GA @ MASQUERADE (HELL STAGE)*
11/04 Greensboro, NC @ THE BLIND TIGER*
11/07 Austin, TX @ FUN FUN FUN FEST
01/31 Milan, IT @ LIVE FORUM
02/01 Rimini, IT @ VELVET CLUB
02/03 Berlin, DE @ PRIVAT CLUB
02/04 Cologne, DE @ GERBAUDE
02/06 Southampton, UK @ JOINERS
02/07 Bristol, UK @ THE EXCHANGE
02/09 Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
02/10 Leeds, UK @ BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
02/11 Glasgow, UK @ STEREO
02/12 Manchester, UK @ RUBY LOUNGE
02/13 London, UK @ THE UNDERWORLD
* Into It Over It supports

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