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“Mineral” could refer to at least four bands: an emo band from Austin Texas, Armenian rock music veterans from Jermuk and another one from Boston.

1) Mineral formed in 1994 and like other young bands, they toured constantly, virtually living in their van. The band’s first release, the 7 inch “Gloria”/”Parking Lot” 7”, was released on Audio Concept by Kerry McDonald from Christie Front Drive (the record was later re-released by Caulfield Records). Through a few rabid fans, that 7” found its way into the hands of crank! and Mineral later decided to release their records on the label.

Their first full length The Power of Failing, was recorded in 6 days in October 1995, followed by a split 7 inch with Jimmy Eat World and Sense Field shortly after when the three bands hit the road together. Since then, Mineral has released another 7 inch (“February”/”MD”) on Caulfield and songs on various compilations.

Mineral released their second full length, EndSerenading in 1998 with Mark Trombino at Big Fish Studios in Encinitas, California.

Shortly after completing recording for “EndSerenading”, the four members of Mineral decided to go their separate ways. Chris Simpson and Jeremy Gomez formed the Gloria Record. Gabriel Wiley and Scott McCarver were briefly in a band called Imbroco. Gabe is now in Pop Unknown. Scott was last spotted in Austin but as far as we know he doesn’t have a steady rock gig these days.

The Gloria Record have split up and Chris Simpson is working on a solo project called Zookeeper.

2) Mineral is a rock band from Armenia with a career spanning over two decades. Their most recent release has been “The Donkey”, which was released in 2007.


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  • TommyJuxmellon

    indiebrit, не ту статью скинул. Ты привел художественный перевод с (надеюсь, не своими) дополнениями другого интервью (1 ссылка). И да, там не слова про "называйте нас ривайвал!11" Насчет "никогда не называл". Советую посмотреть последний концерт, где Gabriel Wiley (иронично, конечно) спрашивает аудиторию: "Don't you wanna cry? aren't you emo?" (ссылка №2, 25 секунда чтоле). Ну и вспомнить emo diaries, с которых и пошло назывательство альт-рок групп таким образом. Я бы больше беспокоился о том, что блевотную твинкли-хуету называют так же. Это возмутительно! ажтрисёт кароч. ps. без ньюлайнов уныл;

    21 Jul 5:58am Reply
  • indiebrit

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  • indiebrit

    Крис Симпсон: Когда я первый раз услышал термин эмо, я был уверен, что речь идет о клубе Emo's в Остине, и группах, которые играли там. Поэтому я был очень удивлен, когда услышал, что им обозначают. Там это в большинстве своем были более панковские, гранжевые группы. В то время, когда Mineral были активны, такие группы как наша никто не называл эмо. Мне не очень нравится, когда на нас лепят ярлык "эмо", поэтому можно будет просто "ривайвал"?

    5 May 6:05am Reply
  • nadezhdynet

    окей гугл как вернуть 2007

    28 Apr 7:35pm Reply
  • Mufiz

    *kills self*

    22 Apr 9:34pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Cool Music

    13 Apr 3:35am Reply
  • BushmanBeats


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  • titchio

    Seeing them on Wednesday. I've been waiting years and years for this day!

    9 Feb 1:05pm Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    Saw them earlier today. Wowee! MD sounded incredible live.

    8 Feb 8:38pm Reply
  • goldfishclowns

    Saw them live last night. Words cannot describe how beautiful the whole experience, I didn't think they could beat the sound they captured on their records, but they did it.

    7 Feb 4:29pm Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    Seeing them on Sunday!

    5 Feb 2:47pm Reply
  • BushmanBeats

    How will I lay down in green grass fields, when my soul is so afraid to?

    27 Jan 8:53pm Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    Just kidding. Obviously.

    15 Jan 11:29pm Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    Just kidding. Obviously. Happy music is for posers.

    15 Jan 11:29pm Reply
  • ShmoofingFabsee

    Oh god, I remember your post from the Carissa's Wierd page, BushmanBeats. Why are you doing this to yourself? Listen to happy music!

    15 Jan 11:29pm Reply
  • BushmanBeats


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  • BushmanBeats

    Might try and see them when they're in London

    8 Jan 12:32am Reply
  • zedo

    i uploaded some recent pictures of their reunion tour. Vote up!

    5 Jan 5:01am Reply
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  • ilhammaulana

    Comic Sans MS, seriously?

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
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