Mineral Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by troyplaysbass, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    Mineral was an emo band from Texas. Their two full-lengths, The Power of Failing and Endserenading, are among the genre's best.
     
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  2. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    Pound for pound probably the best 90s emo band. Not a bad song in their small but powerful catalog. "Parking Lot" fucks me up every time. Great guitar tones too.
     
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  3. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    I'm starting to realize just how much EndSerenading means to me

    that also may or may not be a lyric from an upcoming batch of songs I wrote. Cheesy I know, but I like to reference other bands/albums/songs so sue me.
     
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  5. wisdomfordebris

    Trusted Prestigious

    I've been on a massive Mineral kick the past few days!
     
  6. teebs41

    it took your blood on my blood to believe Supporter

    I love power of failing. I was always a huge end serenading fan but finally decided to give the first one a chance and was blown away
     
  7. bradsonemanband

    frick. Prestigious

    are they still playing shows or anything? or have they gone off the radar once again?
     
  8. teebs41

    it took your blood on my blood to believe Supporter

    seem to be off the radar :( can't find anything really. it's cool that they did stuff for a while though
     
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  9. Horrorca

    Trusted

    EndSerenading sounds like some dudes tuning their guitars for the whole thing

    I love it
     
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  10. Jake Z

    Regular

    Amazing band. I need to listen to them more.
     
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  11. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    Is EndSerenading the best album ever written? Maybe
     
  12. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    Boy EndSerenading is something else let me tell you what.
     
  13. Iago

    coming apart at the seams

    hello friends i am here and i am obsessed with endserenading
     
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  14. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    This is so exciting @Zac Djamoos magic is happening.

    Favorite track so far?
     
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  15. Iago

    coming apart at the seams

    It changes every time I listen to the record, but I think right now it's Walking To Winter, with &Serenading, Unfinished, and A Letter close behind. Yours?
     
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  16. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    The back to back punch of Forlvadell and WalkingToWinter always gets me. My favorite songs
     
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  17. Iago

    coming apart at the seams

    ForIvadell is also really good. There's a moment in each song that blows me away, really. This record has potential to mean a lot to me by the looks of it.

    Every time I listen to Gjs I get reminded of The Hotelier's Discomfort Revisited and I am 100% okay with it. I remember some buzz about Mineral on the Goodness thread a couple months back and I can see why.
     
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  18. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    I feel like Mineral and The Weakerthans are the two biggest influencers to the Hotelier sound
     
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  19. Iago

    coming apart at the seams

    I know what band I'm getting into next!
     
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  20. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    Left & Leaving is an absolute masterpiece. Also if you haven't check out The Dismemberment Plan. Their 1999 album Emergency & I is also a masterpiece and massively influential to The Hotelier and several other bands.

    Tell em @cwhit
     
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  21. Iago

    coming apart at the seams

    I heard about Emergency & I on the Goodness thread too! It looks like have some homework this weekend.
     
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  22. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    My dudes
     
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  23. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    3 amazing albums being discussed right now.

    EndSerenading is just so fucking cathartic and emotional. Also I feel like this doesnt get enough mention but the song structures and guitar tones are so great.
     
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  24. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    Band did some wacky things with structure, especially on that album
     
  25. CoffeeEyes17

    Reclusive-Aggressive Supporter

    yeah a lot of the songs build up to a specific moment and then cool off afterwards. Or they feel like two songs were slammed together.
     
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  26. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    Absolutely. They're big on repetition too, but with some subtle variation usually in dynamics so that it still feels different. And, like Tristan said yesterday, they had no fuckin hooks haha

    Also, unfinished and forivadell are my favorites on the album, so I share a favorite with both of you
     
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