Mineral is an American emo band originally from Houston, Texas. Soon following their formation they relocated to Austin. All four members of Mineral were signed to Interscope Records on individual contracts. After disbanding in 1998, its members worked on numerous other musical projects including The Gloria Record, Pop Unknown, and Zookeeper.
Mineral’s music is characterized by its iterated soft/loud structure, overlaid with melodic vocals and ethereal guitar-based instrumental bridges. Mineral’s subtle balance between angst-ridden kinetics and wistful underpinnings, in conjunction with their intelligent lyrics, have heavily influenced many bands of the late 1990s and 2000s.
In 2010, a compilation CD of all the band’s songs (except for "Sadder Star", from the First Crush comp) was released in Japan, entitled "The Complete Collection".
Mineral announced a reunion tour on April 24, 2014.