Blackfeet Braves' Songs of a Wandering Genie

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One fine day we came across our dream organ while browsing the thrift store. The owner sold it to us for a measly 25 dollars because he thought it was broken. Little did he know, that this organ is truly one of a kind, and produces a dark and eerie tonal quality we most desire. The company Lowrey decided to namel the organ, Wandering Genie. We have decided to pick some romantically haunting tracks, through the spirit of our Wandering Genie, and this is what we came up with.

There's so many little 60s garage gems out there, and we just stumbled across this one. Dreamy background vocals, hopeful lyrics, and a teeter-tottering major to minor melody, make this all the worth listening to. Hailing from Astoria, Oregon, Disraeli only made it about three years before disbanding. Add it to your list of addicting tunes.

This is definitely an all-time favorite. Garage ballad at its finest. The organ carries the tune along, and the words are sung with dignity and conviction. Heartache is one of the most vulnerable subjects to write about, so we give this group all the respect in the world for putting it plain, boldly, and true.

To mix things up a bit here we chose one of our favorite contemporaries, Cotton Jones. The spirit of the Wandering Genie presents itself most in this ethereally liberating track. Michael Nau and his wife Whitney McGraw's vocals drift in and out of the tune like true merchants of the soul. Listen to their album Paranoid Cocoon in its entirety.

As you can see, we love psych-pop, but not a lot of bands are doing it today. The elements of a classically structured pop song, with the addition of proper tones and effects to give it color, is what we believe makes this specific genre. This new band, Temples, is going above and beyond what we mean by this. Fans of Tame Impala are sure to like this jangly, witty, and sparkly pysch-pop number.

Lastly we'll leave you with another old gem. A haunting melody with simple, evocative lyrics, is just what the doctor orders for us. The shift from minor to major at the bridge is a key moment. Creative and simple. We used to play a sped up version of this song and most likely will again, but at normal tempo.