Zookeeper, the solo project of Mineral/The Gloria Record's Chris Simpson, has announced its sophomore album. Pink Chalk will see an August 12, 2014 release on Count Your Lucky Stars Records, home to Annabel, Foxing and Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) to name a few.

"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," says the label.

Last month, we spoke to Simpson about Mineral's reunion on AltPress.