Song of the Day: Red House Painters, “Michigan”

One of the most haunting, joyous songs by the Red House Painters. This live version, slower than the album version and slightly less rock and roll, or at least, rock and roll later than in the album version, captures the quiet ecstasy of a relationship. The line, “September, a time of in between/ a lazy month of nothing,” always makes me think of the slide into fall, and the ease in the effort in loving.

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