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It appears that finals season is the perfect time for talented Columbia musicians to share their talent with our community. Along with the Morningsiders’ release of “Empress” a few days ago, Columbia band Jeffers Win has released their new video for “I Can’t Call You (I’m in the Army)” this week.
Columbia students Stephan Adamow, Cam Johnson, Henry Murphy, and P.J. Sauerteig, all CC ’15, formed Jeffers Win last year. The student-by-day, rockstar-by-night persona is a special breed on this campus, but they remain delightfully down-to-earth. Sauerteig commented on the songwriting for “I Can’t Call You,” saying, “I have to admit that a good amount of the lyrics were ad-libbed one night in my Furnald single room,” and even offered some fashion advice from his experience in front of the camera: “Never be afraid to rock an American flag bandana.”
Yet above all Jeffers Win’s remarkable musical talent shines in their video release, the lyrics haunting and echoey over a catchy electronic beat that works as a bit of an 80s throwback.
There are a lot of insanely talented musicians at Columbia, and not nearly enough opportunities to hear them. The Eye decided to invite a few of them to play little concerts in the Spectator office. (We were more than a little inspired by NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts series.)
Made up of Stephan Adamów, Cam Johnson, Henry Murphy, PJ Sauerteig, and Erika Thompson, Jeffers Win has been gaining a bit of a following around campus since they put a two-song EP up on BandCamp. Their next show will be at Live at Lerner’s Finals Study Break on May 2 at noon.
After the jump: More info about the Live at Lerner gig. More »