SV Patio Show:
Record Release Show w/ Lipsticism
“I have a million fantasies a minute,” says Chicago musician Devin Shaffer, explaining the background of her debut LP In My Dreams I’m There. “I’m a chronic daydreamer – I don’t have just one pipe dream sitting there, but possibilities that rotate constantly through my mind as a means of escape.” To a first-time listener, the album – a collection of songs that juggle folk, ambient music, and experimental traditions – may not scream “escape” so much as transversal – across land, ideas, emotions, and dreams themselves. Shaffer does this by wielding field recordings, finger-picked guitar, synthesizers, and her gentle, lullaby voice, showcasing not just one dream or locale, but a way to click through them like channels on a television.