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---> PHOTOS BY LISA VIRONDA & RYLAND BOUCHARD <---
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A-SIDES
part one
1. married to the ground
2. another day no.1
3. woke up alone
4. loved a girl
5. bye bye love no.3

part two
1. henry the devil
2. born in the middle
3. drinking
4. no hands no clothes

part three
1. tongues
2. sugar
3. sweetheart
4. golden you

part four
1. awake all night
2. another day no.2
3. lover
4. your ghost
5. seeds
B-SIDES
1. kings
2. sewing
3. stress tents
4. shy deer
5. interlude no.1
6. once the sun stops feeling new
7. snow bird
8. so tired (partial)
9. the bison king
10. sweet dreams
11. happy endings
12. puke pig
13. so funny i'll die
14. lady green
15. salty lips
16. my own pouring rain
17. interlude no.2
18. seeds no.2
19. her spell
20. instrumental no.9
21. oh man
22. ladder to the window *
23. sweet little girl *
24. instrumental no.3
25. instrumental no.4
26. instrumental no.2
27. tow the wind
28. one day you're happy
29. young girl
30. club my knees
31. lift the seas
32. no head no toes
33. bye bye love no.2
34. bye bye love no.4
* = written by Kevin Michael Mayfield
PRODUCTION
"SEEDS" was written and recorded by Ryland Bouchard and Kevin Michael Mayfield between October 2007 and August 2008 on a 1971 Stephens Electronics 2416 console and an Otari MX80 2" 16 track at his home in Portland, Oregon. "SEEDS" was mixed by Ryland Bouchard in August of 2008 on a Stephens Electronics 2416 console and a 1968 3M M56 2" 16 track. CD mastering was done by Ryland Bouchard. Vinyl mastering by Prairie Cat Mastering. Records pressed at United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN. Illustrations, layout, and artwork completed by Daniel Gibson. Letterpressing by Keegan Meegan Press & Bindery in Portland, OR. Released by Swim Slowly Records in 2008.

MUSIC
Ryland Bouchard: songs, guitar, piano, synth, drums, vocals, accordion, arrangements, production. Kevin Michael Mayfield: guitar, drums, piano, harmonica, vocals, arrangements, production. Alan Lechusza: woodwind/string arrangements, clarinet, flute, oboe, english horn, sax. Evan Kuhlmann: contrabassoon. Aaron Shepherd: bass. Jay Arner: drums. William Haworth: drums, keyboard. Rebekah Bellingham: violin, viola, vocals. Lana Rebel: vocals, guitar. Cielle Taoffe: vocals, violin.

ALL TALK
Ryland Bouchard, Seeds, 2008
"One of the most creative and potentially scary (though you'd never know it) minds of our generation" - Daytrotter.com

"People demand a degree of continuity from bands. Gradual artistic evolution is encouraged over the course of a long career, but constant reinvention as an aesthetic mode is accepted only in a few canonized chameleons like David Bowie, and even then only after a period of introductory stability. So it's not surprising that instinctive changeling Ryland Bouchard - who crammed a David Byrne's worth of sincere musical metamorphosis into five years and four albums as the Robot Ate Me before abruptly retiring the name in 2007 - has confounded critics and fans alike...His most forthrightly personal record to date, explores the growth and decay of interpersonal relationships over SEEDS' four installments and a variety of folk forms, recalling Randy Newman, Jeff Mangum, Nick Drake, and, yes, even the Robot Ate Me. Even on intimate, bare songs like gorgeous album highlight "Bye Bye Love #3," the steady woodwinds that discordantly put the surprisingly short song to bed remind us that a songwriter as strong as Bouchard retains his distinctive and lovely compositional voice regardless of the tradition in which he is working." - PORTLAND MERCURY, CARY CLARKE

The Robot Ate Me, Good World, 2006
"There are some people that will most certainly hate this. They won't 'get' the music, they will hate the lack of any real specific story, they will feel cheated by the album's length (or lack of it). And, on the other hand, there are some people that will love this. I am one of them." -popmatters

"Good World is certainly an audio world unto its own." -allmusic

"The songs work in some masochistic way and begin to hook themselves into your soul." -boomkat

The Robot Ate Me, Carousel Waltz, 2005
"Ryland Bouchard certainly has a way of getting to the emotional truth: previously on On Vacation, he dealt with fear and hope, and now moves to love, power and death. By these universal themes, he unlocks something undeniably true and grippingly universal. His inquiries and observations are able to show keen insight into the unique experiences of every individual who lends him an attentive ear and a receptive heart." - Sarah Peters, Lost At Sea

"Quick and to the point, Carousel Waltz vies for your heart, showing you that as bad as life can get, there's still so much beauty to be found." - prefix

The Robot Ate Me, On Vacation, 2004
"One of the of the best pop albums I've heard in years. Period."- Mr. P, TinyMixTapes

"This is the sort of music that makes me believe in people, the kind of inspired rot which makes the world not seem so damn plastic. It's not even music outside the margins - here the margins were never there, and if they were to encroach, The Robot Ate Me would probably up and croak." - Adam Gnade, Fahrenheit

"A bizarre holocaust-haunted concept album, blending Christianity, Nazi propaganda and cloying Americana into a frightfully surreal mix" - Matt Fink, Skyscraper

The Robot Ate Me, They Ate Themselves, 2002
"Quite possibly the year's most arresting experimental pop record, They Ate Themselves is a dizzyingly vibrant trip through death and multi-layered dissonance. " - Matt Fink, Skyscraper

"They Ate Themselves, that's the clever title of the album, lives up to all of the hype and then progresses to blow even further mind out of my head...This album is honestly hard to explain as it is so truly original that it has to stand on its own. Please ignore all of the Kid A mumbo-jumbo, this album is much more genuine than anything Radiohead could ever try to pull." - Jake Brahm, TinyMixTapes

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// B E F R I E N D L Y // S W I M S L O W L Y
N O T O N T O U R
Oct 02 2008, Centro Cultural Espana, Mexico City, MX
Oct 11 2008, WPRK Blobapalooza, Orlando, FL
Oct 31 2008, Radio Show, Portland, OR
Nov 01 2008, The Artistery, Portland, OR
Nov 02 2008, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Nov 03 2008, New Crompton, Seattle, WA
Nov 07 2008, Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 08 2008, The Bistro, Grand Junction, CO
Nov 09 2008, Brooks Center Arts, Denver, CO
Nov 11 2008, The Pistol, Kansas City, MO
Nov 13 2008, Daytrotter, Rock Island, IL
Nov 15 2008, The Project Lodge, Madison, WI
Nov 16 2008, Red Herring, Urbana, IL
Nov 17 2008, The Apostle K, BLOOMINGTON, IN
Nov 18 2008, Division Arts Avenue Cooperative, Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 20 2008, Franks Cafe, Wyandotte, MI
Nov 21 2008, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Nov 22 2008, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Nov 23 2008, Surreal Estate, BROOKLYN, NY
Nov 28 2008, The Annex, Baltimore, MD
Nov 30 2008, The Deal With Pine Trees Fest, WESTMINSTER, MD
Dec 01 2008, little hamilton ave, Nashville, TN
Dec 02 2008, 1715 leaf ave, Murfreesboro, TN
Dec 03 2008, the birdhouse, Knoxville, TN
Dec 04 2008, The Spazz Haus, GREENVILLE, NC
Dec 05 2008, The Space, GREENSBORO, NC
Dec 08 2008, bobo's, Asheville, NC
Dec 09 2008, 1701 w. friendly ave, Greensboro, NC
Dec 10 2008, Communications Museum, Charleston, SC
Dec 11 2008, the rye bar, Athens, GA
Dec 12 2008, Stardust, ORLANDO, FL
Dec 13 2008, Orbst House, St. Augustine, FL
Dec 14 2008, Wayward Council, Gainesville, FL
Jan 05 2009, Mains d Oeuvres, Paris, FR
Jan 06 2009, The Wilmington Arms, London, UK 
Jan 14 2009, Clandestino, Faenza, IT - &
Jan 16 2009, Lomax, Catania , IT - &
Jan 17 2009, Blu Dahlia, Marina di Gioiosa Jonica (RC), IT - &
Jan 18 2009, Lokomotiv, Bologna, IT - &
Jan 19 2009, Orzo Bruno, Pisa, IT - &
Jan 20 2009, Nero Su Bianco, Cesena, IT - &
Jan 22 2009, Transporter Bar, Vienna, AT
Jan 24 2009, Club 007 Strahov, Prague, CZ
Jan 25 2009, Cafe Zapata, Berlin, DE
Jan 27 2009, University of Luneburg, Luneburg, DE
Jan 29 2009, dBs, Utrecht, NL
Jan 30 2009, Ham Radio Communications: Voorwaarts Voorwaarts, Groningen, NL
Jan 31 2009, Ham Radio Communications: Zuidvliet 616, Leeuwarden, NL
Feb 01 2009, Ham Radio Communications: Leeuwerikstraat 15, Zwolle, NL
Feb 03 2009, La Filature, Brussels, BE
Feb 04 2009, Go Go Town: 3117 S. Morgan Ave., Chicago, IL - #
Feb 05 2009, Rancho Relaxo, Toronto, ON - #
Feb 06 2009, The Green Room, Montreal, QC - #
Feb 07 2009, 443 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON - #
Feb 12 2009, Monkey House, Burlington, VT - #
Feb 13 2009, Wrench in the Works, Willimantic, CT - #
Feb 15 2009, Cake Shop, New York City, NY - #
Feb 16 2009, Labyrinth Press Company, Jamestown, NY - #
Feb 17 2009, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA - #
Feb 18 2009, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH - #%
Feb 19 2009, 1809 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, MI - #%
Feb 20 2009, Daytrotter, Rock Island, IL - #%
Feb 21 2009, The House Cafe, Dekalb, IL - #%
Feb 22 2009, The Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL - #%
Feb 23 2009, Mixtapes!, East Moline, IL - #%
Feb 25 2009, 107 N Coler Ave, Urbana, IL - #%
Feb 26 2009, 418 Russell Walk, Madison, WI - #%
Feb 27 2009, Carleton College, Northfield, MN - #%
Mar 01 2009, Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA - #
Mar 02 2009, PS Collective, Omaha, NE - #^
Mar 03 2009, The Pistol Social Club, Kansas City, MO - #^
Mar 04 2009, 135 n. estelle, Wichita, KS - #^
Mar 05 2009, Infoshop, Oklahoma City, OK - #^
Mar 06 2009, Rubber Gloves, Denton, TX - #^
Mar 07 2009, Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM - #^
Mar 09 2009, The Trunk Space, Phoenix, AZ - #^
Mar 10 2009, Living Room, Tucson, AZ - #^
Mar 11 2009, Che Cafe, San Diego, CA - #^
Mar 12 2009, Acrobatics Everyday - UC IRVINE, Irvine, CA - #^
Mar 13 2009, Ports O Call, Los Angeles, CA - #^
Mar 14 2009, Hickey Underworld, Long Beach, CA - #^
Mar 17 2009, Cool as Folk Presents @ Primary Concepts, Davis, CA - #^
Mar 20 2009, The Artistery, Portland, OR - #^


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& - with SAMAMIDON
% - with I NEED SLEEP
^ - with Drew Danburry

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