My Dear Wendy – Thieves

Posted: June 21, 2014 in Indie Pop Music
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This blog is dedicated to spotlighting select songs of independent or small-label artists. These songs can often (but not always) be characterized as pop music, encompassing its many sub-genres. However, none of these songs can be classified as “Top 40” (or any sub-genre thereof) typically heard on American radio and television. Proving that good, quality pop music is available…you just have to be willing to search for it or know where to find it. This blog takes away all of the work and leads the reader/listener straight to the discovery and enjoyment. The ultimate goal, of course, is to bring these “unknown” artists to the attention of the general public and give them well-deserved attention.

Song in the Spotlight: “Thieves” (My Dear Wendy, from Thieves – Single (2014))

Genre:  Alternative Pop

Review:  Self-styled music critics always seem to be searching for a way to describe the sound of an artist by making comparisons to more established artists.  While, in some cases, comparisons may be inevitable, TuneTraveller generally avoids them, preferring to believe that every artist demands to be heard on the merits of their own unique sound and creativity.  So, dispensing with any such comparisons, let’s discuss the merits of My Dear Wendy and Amanda Gunnels.  Specifically, My Dear Wendy’s new single “Thieves.”  Despite the accompanying video, it seems patently obvious that the song has an underlying message and a broader agenda than the lyrics suggest.  “Thieves” definitely isn’t a 3-minute throwaway…your attention is actually required.  That’s a rare attribute in the world of pop music.  Because while 3-minute throwaways certainly have their place, we should sit up and take notice and applaud the effort when an artist goes in the opposite direction with a song that’s slightly more serious in content, yet still achieves a catchy melody and sing-able lyrics.  Thank you, Ms. Gunnels, for raising the bar.  TuneTraveller hopes that your laudable effort is rewarded with a substantial number of digital downloads.  So, provided you enjoy the song, please show your support by getting your copy today.  Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

Artist Bio:  My Dear Wendy is Amanda Gunnels, a Los Angeles, CA-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

Song available on:, and  Here’s a link to the full version:

Artist Pedigree:  Amanda Gunnels has generally been a solo artist until forming My Dear Wendy.  My Dear Wendy is a full band, although the line-up of supporting players changes depending on who’s available.

Artist Releases:  My Dear Wendy – EP (2012) and Thieves – Single (2014).

Artist Web Site:

Web Presence:, and


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