Mineral have shared today, “Aurora”, the seminal Austin, TX-based band’s first new song in 20 years.
“Aurora” will be released in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary as part of One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25: a limited edition (2,000 total) hardcover book that comes with a collectible 10-inch, double A-side single featuring a second new song, “Your Body Is The World.”
The 56-page book includes a written history of Mineral by music journalist Mischa Pearlman; brand new interviews with the band; contributions from Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), Tim Kasher (Cursive), Norman Brannon (Texas Is The Reason), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), and Robert Pope (The Get Up Kids), in addition to others close to the band who played an important role in their past or their present – or both; and rare or never-before-seen photographs, memorabilia, and handwritten lyrics.
Listen to the track below.
“Aurora” and “Your Body Is The World” was produced by engineer/producer Dave Trumfio (Wilco, Built To Spill, Hope Sandoval) and recorded in Jim Eno’s (Spoon) Austin, TX studio Public Hi-Fi.
“Aurora” single artwork:
One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25 book w/10-inch:
To further celebrate their anniversary, Mineral – Simpson, guitarist Scott McCarver, bassist Jeremy Gomez, and drummer Gabe Wiley – has announced 2019 tour dates in the U.S., Japan, UK, and Europe. The U.S. run begins January 9th in Miami, FL and continues through a hometown show on February 14th, including a January 19th Brooklyn, NY show at Elsewhere and a February 3rd Los Angeles, CA show at the Echoplex. Full dates below.
1/9 – Miami, FL @ The Ground Space
1/10 – Orlando,FL @ The Social
1/11 – Tampa Bay, FL @ The Orpheum
1/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell Stage
1/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
1/17 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
1/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
1/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
1/23 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
1/24 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
1/26 – St. Paul, MN @ The Turf Club
1/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
1/31 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
2/1 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
2/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
2/14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
3/16 – Tokyo, JP @ Shibuya O-Nest
3/17 – Hachioji, Tokyo, JP @ Hachioji Rips
3/18 – Tokyo, JP @ Fever
3/19 – Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, JP @ The FM Stage
3/20 – Nagoya, JP @ Huck Finn
3/21 – Kanazawa, JP @ Art Gummi
3/22 – Kyoto, JP @ Kyoto Growly
3/23 – Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JP @ Compass
5/23 – London, GB @ The Dome
5/24 – Antwerp, BE @ TRIX
5/25 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
5/27 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
5/28 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
5/29 – Munich, DE @ Hansa 39
5/30 – Milan, IT @ Circolo Magnolia
A ticket/10-inch/book pre-sale bundle is now available and a general ticket on sale will begin this Friday, November 9th at 10am local time. Visit www.officialmineral.com for details.
One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25 will be out January 4, 2019 via House Arrest.