Looking For Buildings is Green Monkey Records’ featured album for January 2022! 
It’s kind of funny because I’m not on that label. But I’ve known label owner Tom Dyer for decades now, and Green Monkey is a fine label with lots of great records you should buy. And I don’t say that because I know Tom! It’s good stuff anyway.

Another funny thing is that many years ago, I was in a band that recorded a little demo in Tom’s studio. When we finished, we submitted the demo to him to see if he’d be interested in putting some stuff by us out on Green Monkey. But he (very kindly, and rightfully) turned us down. 😀

To quote Howie from Green Monkey: “You should go out and buy this fine indie power pop album right now.” So do it! And thanks very much to Howie and Tom!

A new review, this time from Power Popaholic!

“An elegant vocal that catches your ear right away… The guitar jangle and heart-felt ‘Season of Loss’ is a bittersweet rocker about the Pandemic, with a hook-filled chorus. Next, the sophisticated ‘Field of View’ shows a depth of emotional joy seldom heard.

“…This is a strong debut that deserves to be heard. Check it out.”

PowerPopaholic

The first review of Looking For Buildings is in — and it’s a good ‘un!

“Pop music. Gorgeous, inviting pop music. What more do you need? Wendi Dunlap‘s new album Looking For Buildings offers your opportunity to fall heart-first into a dreamy, luxurious bed of pure radio-ready bliss. Wendi Dunlap has just the building you’re looking for.”

Carl Cafarelli, Boppin’ (Like The Hip Folks Do)

Watch this site for more reviews as they come in!

I greatly appreciate the podcasts and radio shows that have been playing songs from Looking For Buildings, and hope there will soon be many more! In the meantime, please request your favorite podcasts and broadcasters to play “Buildings” or another song from the album!

Looking For Buildings is available, via my label, Futureman Records! If you’re a CD listener, Futureman has CDs for sale as well, in limited quantities, so grab one now!

The final digital release version has ten songs. Nine songs are my originals (two co-written with others), and one is a cover of a song by Sioux Falls, SD singer-songwriter Dave Scarbrough, who also sings some backup on the album. All are catchy, melodic, and well-worth a listen—at least, I think so!

If you like the record, please do share it with anyone you think might enjoy it. And stay tuned for more recording and even some possible live performances. Thanks!

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels

(Previously posted on my Twitter and Facebook feeds.)
As you may know, I released my debut album on Friday, October 22, called Looking For Buildings. The album was produced by Ken Stringfellow of the Posies, and he also played and sang on it. 

On the following Monday, a KUOW story came out, in which multiple women accused him of abuse and even rape.

I believe the women 100%.

I was (and still am) very happy about and proud of the way the album came out, and I will always be grateful to Ken for the work he put into it and the generous gift of his talent toward my debut album. But I am sad and angry at everything else.

Though I’ve known Ken a little bit for 33 years now, I was not aware of the allegations or anything like that before the project started. The only thing I knew was that he was a womanizer back in the day, but figured that wasn’t my business since I wasn’t dating him, just working with him on music (and remotely, at that, because of COVID).  I’ve never really kept close tabs on Posies-related gossip.

So, like many, the news on October 25 came out of nowhere for me. I am horrified at the story, immensely sad and angry on behalf of the women involved, and saddened as well for Ken’s bandmates and friends who are also mourning now. And I can only imagine what his wife and daughter are going through.

My situation is a tiny nothing in comparison to the victims in this case, and I don’t want to pull any spotlight away from them, so I waited before posting this. However, with the album release being so recent when the news broke, I figure I should say a  couple of things.

  1. Ken receives no further proceeds from Looking For Buildings

    Looking For Buildings originally had 11 songs, one of which was Ken’s song “Known Diamond,” which I covered. It was my vocals and Ken’s piano and strings.  As of October 25, I have pulled the song from the album entirely. People who buy the CD still get it but it is not in the digital version, or on streaming services, nor will it be on any future CD should I be fortunate enough to be able to make some more.

    Additionally, the fees I paid Ken for making the album have already been fully paid.  He does not have any percentage of sales.

  2. I won’t be working with him any more, of course.

  3. I am planning to do some kind of donation or benefit record or silent auction or something to a relevant organization such as RAINN.

    I don’t have a huge following yet so a percentage of the album might not be very much. But I want to do something. (If anyone else is in a similar situation and wants to get together to do a benefit record or some similar project, by all means, contact me!)

Thank you for reading this. I really appreciate everyone who has been supportive since the news broke. Some of you definitely did not need to be thinking about me during all this, considering what you have gone through, but you did, and I am grateful.

Wendi

We have a release date now for Looking For Buildings: October 22, 2021! But if you can’t wait, album pre-orders are available now via my label, Futureman Records. If you’re a CD listener, Futureman has CDs for sale as well.

With the pre-order, you get an early download of the song “Buildings” to start listening to right away!