By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Dec 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM

They've got heavy coats, but Milwaukee's Eric & Magill - aka Ryan Weber and Eric Osterman - have also got a new EP and video to keep us all warm this holiday season.

"Kick The Covers Vol. 1," the first of a series of covers EPs, emerged yesterday on the duo's Bandcamp page.

There are five songs for free download, including covers of "Maps," by The Snake The Cross The Crown, Shearwater's "Whipping Boy," Faux Fir's "Baggage Claim" and two others.

Today at 10 a.m. Eric & Magill's video for "You Make It So Good" premieres at

You can still download the band's great debut full-length, "All Those I Know," released Dec. 31, 2010, at Bandcamp, too.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.