On the heels of their US reunion tour capped off by a hometown festival play at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX, on Friday, Mineral has announced two final US shows. The band will play Houston and Dallas, TX, on January 9th and 10th, respectively, before heading overseas for a tour of Europe and Japan. A full itinerary is below.
On October 21st, Mineral released a double CD compilation, Mineral – 1994-1998, that features remastered editions of their two seminal albums, 1996’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, as well as previously unreleased songs and bonus tracks. Both remastered albums are also now available on double DMM 180 gram vinyl, with The Power Of Failing recently receiving a ‘Best New Reissue’ pick from Pitchfork. “Parking Lot (Alternate Version),” a previously unreleased take of The Power of Failing’s closing track that is included on Mineral – 1994-1998.
Mineral was formed in Houston, TX in 1994 by friends Chris Simpson (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Gomez (bass), Scott McCarver (guitar), and Gabriel Wiley (drums). The band relocated to Austin and released debut single “Gloria b/w Parking Lot” via Caulfield Records before signing to crank!, which would release their debut The Power Of Failing.
Following that album – the band signed to Interscope Records and recorded their final album for crank!, EndSerenading, with producer Mark Trombino. Despite the album’s impassioned songs, the writing and recording process proved too difficult and Mineral disbanded before its release, citing creative differences. Simpson and Gomez went on to form The Gloria Record and Wiley founded Pop Unknown; Simpson also occasionally performs under the moniker Zookeeper.
Mineral tour dates:
JAN. 9 HOUSTON, TX FITZGERALD’S* (TICKETS)
JAN. 10 DALLAS, TX CLUB DADA* (TICKETS)
JAN. 31 MILAN, IT LIVE FORUM
FEB. 1 RIMINI, IT VELVET CLUB
FEB. 3 BERLIN, DE PRIVAT CLUB
FEB. 3 BERLIN, DE BI NUU
FEB. 4 COLOGNE, DE GERBAUDE 9
FEB. 5 PARIS, FR GLAZ’ART
FEB. 6 SOUTHAMPTON, UK THE JOINERS
FEB. 7 BRISTOL, UK EXCHANGE
FEB. 9 NOTTINGHAM, UK BODEGA SOCIAL CLUB
FEB. 10 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
FEB. 11 GLASGOW, UK STEREO
FEB. 12 MANCHESTER, UK RUBY LOUNGE
FEB. 13 LONDON, UK THE UNDERWORLD
FEB. 16 SHIBUYA, JP SHIBUYA O-WEST
FEB. 17 OSAKA, JP SINSAIBASHI JANUS
FEB. 18 KYOTO, JP KYOTO GROWLY
FEB. 19 NAGOYA, JP NAGOYA TIGHTROPE
FEB. 20 TOKYO, JP SHIBUYA O-NEST
FEB. 22 BRISBANE, AUS THE BRIGHTSIDE#
FEB. 23 SYDNEY, AUS OXFORD ART FACTORY#
FEB. 24 MELBOURNE, AUS THE REVERENCE HOTEL#
* with very special guest Josh T. Pearson
# with special guests Garret Klahn (Texas Is The Reason) & Arrows