Mineral just shared “Your Body Is The World,” the band’s second new song in 20 years.
The seminal Austin, TX-based band is celebrating their 25th anniversary with One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25: a limited edition (2,000 total) hardcover book that comes with a collectible 10-inch that features both new songs. The 56-page anthology 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. One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25 will be out January 11, 2019 via House Arrest.
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, the two new songs pick up exactly where the band left off all those years ago, ebbing and flowing with their trademark grace and beauty, but also carrying the weight of the world, and the past, on their shoulders. The Simpson-born “Aurora” is a lilting, soothing and melancholy song that floats for eight gorgeous minutes; the blueprint for the dreamy, elegantly tender “Your Body Is The World” – which explodes and soars to an epic crescendo – came from Gomez.