Twenty Top 5s with Erin Silva


HEY! Welcome to Twenty Top 5s. I (Tyler) have been sending out questionnaires to some of my favorite musicians and asking for their top 5 in every category. I’ll be publishing them every Thursday for the foreseeable future. Hopefully this lets you get to know some of your favorite musicians a little bit better, and I hope it distracts you in these trying times.

Today’s Twenty Top 5s participant is Erin Silva. Erin is the lead singer/guitarist/primary songwriter of Wilmington, DE grungey punk band Eyebawl. Eyebawl has released two phenomenal EPs (2018’s Gutterbawl and 2019’s Never Again), and Erin’s gnarled vocals and guitar are the driving force behind both of them. The anthems on both EPs are throwbacks to the 90s, evoking memories of when Nirvana ruled the scene.



Having played a few shows with Eyebawl, I can tell you they’re just as cool as they sound on the recordings. Crack a Miller Lite, and enjoy Erin's Twenty Top 5s.


Songwriting influences

Modest mouse

Elliot Smith

Nirvana

Cat power

Jessica lea mayfield


Instrument influences

Robert smith - guitar

Isaac Brock - guitar

Elliot smith - guitar

Cat power - guitar/piano

Beach house - piano


Modest Mouse songs

Trailer Trash

Dramamine

Talkin Shit About a Pretty Sunset

Birds Vs Worms

Convenient Parking


Karaoke songs
 
These boots are made for walkin

Son of a preacher man

Len - steal my sunshine

Any scorpions song

Any Nirvana song


Junk foods

Cheese it’s

Deli sliced white American

Does yoo-hoo count ?

Ferreira Roché

Gummy bears


Places to eat in your city

Oyster house

South East Kitchen

Capriottis

Dead presidents

Roccos pizza


Movies

Seven

Rushmore

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid

Cool hand Luke

Harold and Maude


Role models

Chan Marshal (cat power)

My Opa and Oma

Daria

Kate McKinnon

Wes Anderson


Eyebawl songs

No time

Bad Boy Phase

Never Again

I Do

I Don’t Wash My Hands


Musical artists in your city

Grace Vonderkuhn

Fiancé

Ring Finger

Dolphin Hotel

Hoochi Coochi


Productive ways to pass time during corona

Learning covers

Drawing Designs for merch

Reading

Cooking New recipes

Organizing


Unproductive ways to pass time during corona

lots of drinking

Stick n poke tattoos

Playing crash bandicoot

Staring at my phone

Sleeping


Songs right now

Come as You Are - Nirvana

I Hate the Flowers - Nothing

Horse Head - DIIV

The Stroke - Billy Squire

Low Season - Higher Power


80s pop jams

What is love - Haddaway

Blue Monday - New Order

Be my Lover - La Bouche

Like a prayer - Madonna

Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears


Venues you’ve played

Anywhere in Pittsburgh!

House Shows in Philly

ORTLIEBS Philly

Old house shows in Newark

The Queen in Wilmington



Albums that changed your life

This is a long drive for someone with nothing to think about - modest mouse

Disintegration - the cure

Turn on the bright lights - Interpol

Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

Toxicity- System of a Down


Pizza toppings

bacon

Spinach

Bacon

Spinach

Bacon


Cities you’ve visited

Chicago

Portland Oregon

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Richmond Va


Condiments

Mayo

mayo

Mayo

Mayo

Cholula hot sauce


Fictional characters

tazmanian devil

Zoidberg

Carl from Sling Blade

All the sailor moon characters

Meat wad (do these count? Lol)



Written by Tyler Gallagher (@TylerGallagher8)
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