Riley listens to The Mayberries and Rich Seibert

Riley likes the idea of a song not necessarily wearing out but breaking in. In that spirit he listens to intimate vocals and vivid storytelling songs from two Brooklyn-based indie projects.

Imagine you are hanging around on the street and everyone you pass by has a secret music artist they like to hear. In Indie Sapiens they will be able to share their favorite tunes with the world! Today we have a special one, with a member of Sirs & Madams sharing his new musical preferences. Today is Riley’s turn.

“Hey WTMM! I’m Riley, a photographer and videographer based out of Brooklyn, New York, covering a wide range of events ranging from weddings to food to fashion.  When not behind the camera I am playing music with some of my best friends in a little outfit called Sirs&Madams. Thanks for allowing me to do this! I’m a big fan of the site and your incredible work. ”

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“Each and every morning my day begins with music. It’s constant and welcome company as I go about my daily life. With all that listening there is bound to be some serious redundancy, but I like the idea of a song not necessarily wearing out but breaking in, like a good pair of shoes or that perfect beat to hell shirt.

These two songs do just that.”

The Mayberries

“The Mayberry boys (a nickname I am giving them now for the very first time) are a Brooklyn band with a lot of character and incredible writing. This tune is off their most recent release, Grown Men.”

“I love the intimate nature of the vocals, the vivid storytelling, and universal ideas present in their music, particularly this number. Layering harmonies, superb instrumentation, and an almost alarming amount of honesty brings No More Bad Thoughts to the front of my mind as a benchmark for writing in general. ”

Rich Seibert

“Rich Seibert is a kind, friendly, and often self deprecating musician, book-ending his brilliant live performances with hilarious anecdotes about family, his life, and the origins of his songs.”

“For me, it’s a kind of one two punch… A duality, like light and dark/hot and cold, that contrast but ultimately belong together in a complicated but fitting union.”