One Day When We Are Young: Mineral at 25

by Mineral

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Robert Champness
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Robert Champness I was sceptical of new music from Mineral at first, but these songs are fantastic! Favorite track: Aurora.
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brantly This is my most listed to record of 2019 so far. I went and saw them in Minneapolis this January and I am soooooo happy I did. I can't begin to explain how important this band has been to me over the last 25 years, and to see them make music now that is as beautiful, moving and cathartic as this is incredible. Let's pray to the spaghetti monster in the sky they release a full length LP of new material soon!
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AP These two songs are fantastic even if they were the only two songs ever heard from Mineral. But put in the context that they are the first tracks written by the band in over 20 years, and that they are consistent with the band's 90's work--absolutely surreal. Favorite track: Aurora.
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released January 4, 2019

Chris Simpson - Guitar, Vocals
Scott McCarver - Guitar
Jeremy Gomez - Bass
Gabe Wiley - Drums

Produced by Dave Trumfio
Engineered by Dave Trumfio and Brad Bell at Public Hi Fi, Austin, TX
Additional Recording by Andrew Hernandez and John Michael Landon at Estuary Recording Facility, Austin, TX
Mixed by Dave Trumfio at Chateau Trumfio, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Howie Weinberg

All Songs Written By Mineral


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Track Name: Aurora
It's always an answer that nobody questions
Some gave out a long time ago
It's only performance and not dress rehearsal
The hipsters and trash trucks and I should know
But it's never now, no, it’s always tomorrow
Or yesterday here—some kind of shadow show

Dump fires in the west now—the city’s aflame
And November’s dreams line the yard sales of May
It’s always a reason they’re trying to sell you
It’s always a reasonable doubt
But things with no reason just pour forth each instant
From nothing and make such a joyous sound

Aurora, Aurora, a child, a babe
A blue yawning glow upon flowers of the alleyway

And lo, in the east now a pink dragon rises
Spills light o’er the buildings from her thousand-petalled crown
Makes one all the many, the changelings—reclaims each
Rains jewels down the mountains, lights every face in town

Can’t get up for falling down
We’re taped together now
Love in the lost and found
Everything resounds

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