Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mineral - The Non-Album Tracks

I have no intentions of turning this into a music uploads blog, but I just put this little compilation together that I feel needs to be shared as much as possible.

Mineral - The Non-Album Tracks

Here is a compilation of Mineral material that is not on either of the full lengths. To my knowledge, all of this material is long out of print.

1. February (From February/M.D. 7")
2. M.D. (Same as track 1)
3. Sadder Star (from The First Crush Compilation)
4. Rubber Legs (from And Don't Forget To Breathe '97 Compilation)
5. Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs Cover, from the "&Serenading 7")
6. Crazy (as written by Willie Nelson, from the split 7" with Jimmy Eat World and Sense Field)

Enjoy. If anyone here knows of any other Mineral recordings please let me know. I'll expand on this if need be.

Information on the band from Wikipedia:

Mineral was a prominent mid-90's indie-rock band originally from Houston, Texas, but soon relocated to Austin following their formation. All four members of Mineral were signed to Interscope Records on individual contracts. Its former members have since moved on to other musical projects including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper.

Mineral's music is characterized by its iterated soft/loud structure, overlaid with melodic, off-key vocals and ethereal guitar-based instrumental bridges. Many of their songs adhere to the formulas and now ubiquitous stylistic conventions associated with "emo" pioneers Sunny Day Real Estate (SDRE). Despite their similarities to SDRE, Mineral emerged at the same time as that group and added their own less intense, more brooding flavor to the then-emerging "Midwest" sound.[citation needed] Mineral's subtle balance between angst-ridden kinetics and wistful underpinnings, in conjunction with their intelligent lyrics, have heavily influenced many bands of the late 1990s and 2000s.