Artist: Eric & Magill
Hometown: Presently Washington, DC/Ann Arbor, MI via Kenya/Brooklyn via Milwaukee, WI
Latest Album: Peach Colored Oranges
Ryan: Big Webs, Mzee Webs, Party Webs, Euro Webs, Ray Ray, REW,
Eric: Soda, EMO (far less exiting than Ryan’s)
If you could safely have any animal in the world as a pet, which would you choose?
Ryan: I would love a capybara. It’d be like a dog-sized hamster and the only pet I’ve ever really had besides backyard ducks were some hamsters.
Eric: I would go with a sloth. My daughter told me last night over dinner that sloths only poop once per month. Seems pretty low maintenance.
Do your socks always match?
Ryan: I never used to match my socks. Now they match like 75 percent of the time.
Eric: I never have any idea whose socks I’m wearing, but they are both usually the same color.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
Ryan: Time travel because I love to travel.
Eric: Turning water in to wine sounds nice … and economical, too.
What’s your go-to road food?
Ryan: Fritos. It blows my wife’s mind whenever I buy them at a gas station when we’re on a road trip since I could choose anything and, in her opinion, I choose a the most flavorless snack available.
Eric: Taco Bell has stood the test of time. Being on the road is the only time that I allow myself to eat fast food.
Who was the best teacher you ever had — and why?
Ryan: My high school Spanish teacher because she had/has passion for what she did and was kind and taught me how to roll my rs — something I still enjoy doing.
Eric: My high school English teacher because she wore Dr. Martens boots, dyed her hair orange, and exposed me to Vonnegut and Tom Robbins.
What’s your favorite city?
Ryan: I can’t choose just one. Yerevan, Beirut, Bangkok, Amsterdam, New York, Medellin, a tiny oasis village in the Kenyan bush called Kiwawa … and I love where I live and the people that live around me right now here in Washington, D.C.
Eric: I still love Milwaukee (where Ryan and I both came from) and Austin, but Brooklyn holds a very special place in my heart. After living there for four years and being exposed to amazing people, food, and culture, it made it very hard to leave.
Boots or sneakers?
Ryan: Boots with rubber soles unless I’m on a run with Eric. (We like to jog together when we get together.)
Eric: Ditto for me!
Which brothers do you prefer — Avett, Wood, Stanley, Comatose, or Louvin?
Ryan: Brothers Grimm
Eric: The Brothers Johnson. Who doesn’t love funk?
Head or heart?
Ryan: Left kidney (stronger than ever).
Eric: Lead with the heart and bring in the head for the close.