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Mineral’s Chris Simpson On His Band’s New Book, New Music, Ancient Memories, & Enduring Legacy

Chris Simpson doesn't think he's ever met a casual Mineral fan, but the potential for millions of them briefly existed in the minds of people…
Ian Cohen | January 10, 2019 - 10:58 am


30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you'll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They'll…
Patric Fallon | July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

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Mineral – “Your Body Is The World”

Mineral, the emo cult heroes from Texas, released only one album before breaking up in 1997. They broke up while recording their second album, 1998's…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2019 - 9:22 am

Hear Mineral’s “Aurora,” Their First New Song In 20 Years

If you were into emo in the late '90s or early '00s, there is a very good chance that you spent much of that time…
Tom Breihan | November 5, 2018 - 9:54 am

Emo Veterans Mineral Accuse Lil Peep Of Ripping Them Off

If you've heard of 20-year-old dirtbag rapper Lil Peep, it may be because Pitchfork dubbed him "the future of emo." If you're among those who…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2017 - 5:28 pm

Watch Mineral’s Reunion Show In Brooklyn Last Night

It's a good time to be a Mineral fan: in addition to their extensive reunion tour that will run until February, they're releasing a retrospective…
James Rettig | September 5, 2014 - 6:52 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2014 - 11:23 am

Zookeeper – “Pink Chalk” (Stereogum Premiere)

When Mineral announced back in April that they were playing their first shows in 17 years, it was welcome news for people who were still…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Mineral Announce First Shows In 17 Years

While Chris was mostly writing about newer bands in his recent coverage of the emo revival, several veterans acts have risen from the dead, too.
Miles Bowe | April 24, 2014 - 12:54 pm