Chris Simpson

Chris Simpson is the singer-guitarist of Mineral and a solo performer under the name Mountain Time (formerly Zookeeper). After a four-year run and two albums, Mineral broke up in 1997, with Chris moving onto the Gloria Record. In 2014, Mineral reunited for a tour and has since hit the road again, in addition to releasing a retrospective book compiled by writer Mischa Pearlman called One Day When We Are Young: Mineral At 25. It includes a 10” of the group’s first new songs in 20 years.

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Talks

Introducing: Mountain Time’s Saint Francis, Zookeeper: Part 1

By Chris Simpson | July 13, 2021

Introducing: Mountain Time’s Saint Francis, Zookeeper: Part 1

Chris Simpson (Mineral) premieres the first installment of his retrospective video series.

Best of 2019: Chris Simpson (Mineral) Was Amazed by Big Thief’s Two Hands

By Chris Simpson | December 17, 2019

Best of 2019: Chris Simpson (Mineral) Was Amazed by Big Thief’s Two Hands

“I think they’re probably the most interesting band to come about this decade.”

On Youth and Arrogance, and 25 Years of Mineral

By Chris Simpson | January 29, 2019

On Youth and Arrogance, and 25 Years of Mineral

Chris Simpson discusses Mineral’s reunion and letting go of his perception of his younger self.