Zookeeper is the solo project of Chris Simpson, best known for his work fronting Mineral and The Gloria Record. But Zookeeper is not Mineral or The Gloria Record, so don’t go looking for any rehashing here. Instead, Zookeeper is Simpson’s most ambitious vehicle yet- full of space, patience, maturity and painted by piano, guitar, lap steel, horns, and mournful , delicate vocals that will likely garner comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, and Wilco than any mid-nineties emo band. Zookeeper is strong enough to be the new staple in your record collection.