Song Of The Week: Rill Rill

Things I love about music. My friend Ross FB'ed me last week asking if I had heard of this band Sleigh Bells. He explained that he had been listening to the Treats album nonstop and couldn't get enough.  I made a mental note to myself to be sure and check this band out later. 

Fast forward to Sunday afternoon, driving to the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival (see pics below) on the trafficy PCH in Malibu where radio reception cuts in and out and Brandon throws in a CD.  As I am listening and enjoying this CD I ask, "who is this?", and he informed me that it was none other than Sleigh Bells. 

So I borrowed the CD, and have been listening (like Ross) nonstop.  It's a little bit edgy, a little bit mellow and a whole lot of rocking.  My favorite song is "Rill Rill", but another goodie is "Tell 'Em".  And currently on Itunes right now as their free download of the week is "Infinity Guitars". 

Below are the few pictures I captured from the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival.  It was definitely different than anything I have been to before, and I most definitely didn't feel like I was in L.A. anymore.  Bluegrass tunes, insect jewelry, clogging in the barn, tri-tip sandwiches....kind of a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

(all photos by moi)

The festival was held at the Paramount Ranch and I pretty much felt like I was on the set of an old western or little house on the prairie. 

Although there was a main stage where the contest was being held and judged, wherever you walked there were groups just free styling and this guy ruled!  He jumped up on the porch and started free styling about going to "Rock & Roll College".  It was pretty sweet.

What I loved most was that I got to dust off my cowboy boots (only to get more dust on them from walking around) and just chillax on a gorgeous sunny day, with good music and great company.


Amber's Notebook said...

omg I love the pictures! So when is katy Perry's California girls going to make the list ;)

Avery Bleu said...

Too funny, 'Rill Rill' was going to be my song for next week. I listened to it a few times today. :)
The folk festival totally doesn't seem like it wasn't far off the PCH. Fun!

Miss K said...

How fun! Looks like a great (and kinda random) time!

Lyndsy said...

Amber~ you read my mind! I will get on it!

Lindsay~Great minds think a like. The festival was actually quite off the beaten path. Deep in the canyons.

Miss K~ Couldn't have put it better myself!


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