Tim Rutili is a veteran of the industry and in the kind of music that kicks butt.
Califone is a solo project of his and has been going since the tail end of the 1990’s. It’s quite an accomplishment and we’re richer for it, listening to his music.
The folk rock angle and the digital key entries in “Mittens” make it very savory. It’s a simple tune, in certain respects, but it is encircled by the history of Rutili, and his many decades of song writing. The monotone consistency of the song makes it real for us.