Austin band Mineral were short-lived in the 90s, but their shadow looms large over all the different iterations of emo that have come in the two decades since then. Recent retrospective looks into the past of emo have often cited Mineral as a key band, and this will be culminated in a new retrospective release called One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25. The release is a 10-inch, double A-side single featuring two new songs, 'Aurora' and 'Your Body Is The World', as well as a 56-page book covering the history of the band written by Mischa Pearlman. The book features brand new interviews with people like 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) and several other key figures in the Mineral story.

One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25 comes out January 4th and will be limited to 2000 copies, so if you're interested you should pre-order it from the band's website right now. If you still need convincing then you can hear one of the two new songs, 'Aurora', an 8-minute floater that captures the autumnal malaise perfectly, below. Mineral have also announced a world tour, and you can see the dates beneath.

Mineral tour dates:

Jan 9th | The Ground Space, Miami, FL, US
Jan 10th | The Social, Orlando, FL, US
Jan 11th | The Orpheum, Tampa Bay, FL, US
Jan 12th | Hell Stage @ The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, US
Jan 16th | Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, US
Jan 17th | The Black Cat, Washington, DC, US
Jan 19th | Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, US
Jan 20th | Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA, US
Jan 23rd | Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, CA
Jan 24th | Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, US
Jan 26th | The Turf Club, St. Paul, MN, US
Jan 30th | The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA, US
Jan 31st | Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA, US
Feb 1st | Casbah, San Diego, CA, US
Feb 3rd | Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US
Feb 14th | The Mohawk, Austin, TX, US
Mar 16th | Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo, JP
Mar 17th | Hachioji Rips, Hachioji, Tokyo, JP
Mar 18th | Fever, Tokyo, JP
Mar 19th | The FM Stage, Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, JP
Mar 20th | Huck Finn, Nagoya, JP
Mar 21st | Art Gummi, Kanazawa, JP
Mar 22nd | Kyoto Growly, Kyoto, JP
Mar 23rd | Compass, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, JP
May 23rd | The Dome, London, UK
May 24th | Trix, Antwerp, BE
May 25th | Artheater, Cologne, DE
May 27th | Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
May 28th | Lido, Berlin, DE
May 29th | Hansa 39, Munich, DE
May 30th | Circolo Magnolia, Milan, IT