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AAIIEE , See You In Seattle

Out now, self-released

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Compared to most local bands who send their releases to the Weekly , AAIIEE has

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Ever Wanted to Hear a Concept Album About the 1962 World's Fair? Thanks to AAIIEE, Now You Can Anyway

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AAIIEE, See You In Seattle

Out now, self-released

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Compared to most local bands who send their releases to the Weekly, AAIIEE has quite the mythology. They've been around since the early '80s (and have this awesome, Internet 1.0 website to prove it) and, according to the history page on said website, they played shows with the likes of The Fastbacks back in the day. And oh yeah, their name is meant to be a phonetic transcription of this symbol, whose pronunciation "has long confounded the print media." Well, they've got me there.

The group's new release, See You In Seattle, is a concept album about the 1962 World's Fair. The songs are mostly straight-ahead garage rock, touching on topics like the Monorail ("Monorail"), the Space Needle ("Space Needle USA"), and the U.S. Science Pavilion ("U.S. Science Pavilion"). It's not an easy listen--after all, it's 13 novelty songs about the World's Fair--but it's doubtful you'll have heard anything quite like it.

Listen to "Monorail" after the jump.

 
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