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The rebirth of Mineral

Frontman Chris Simpson on the Austin emo quartet's death, resurrection and first-ever British tour

Seventeen years ago, four young men from an underground American emo band named Mineral decided it was time to go their separate ways. Their first album, 1997’s The Power of Failing, had received positive reviews at home and abroad, and a solid touring schedule around the United States with their peers in the likes of Jimmy Eat World, the Get Up Kids and Christie Front Drive had garnered them a small but faithful fanbase.

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