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The Robot Ate Me was an American Baroque Pop band. The band was the brainchild of songwriter Ryland Bouchard, owner of Swim Slowly records, who began the band on his own in San Diego in 2002 and was joined by David Greenberg on drums and RJ Hoffman on bass and violin.

In 2005, Bouchard moved to Anacortes, Washington then, in 2006, moved to Portland, Oregon and toured solo under the name The Robot Ate Me, after Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1 By The Flaming Lips.

Ryland's decision to end the project was posted on a myspace bulletin which stated:

"I'm somewhere in New York state, eventually driving back home to Oregon. I've been traveling the country trying to determine where my life should go. This pursuit has been more difficult than I had imagined it would be. In any case, I need to clarify some things so that when I get home everything will be clean and tidy:

I whole heartedly appreciate the support you all have provided me since 2002 with this project, but it's over. This doesn't mean music will not be released by me, just that this project has reached it's logical end. I need to explore new ideas and begin collaborations that will continue my interest in music.

There will be two releases unrelated to "the robot ate me" coming out next year but all the details will need to be worked out in the coming months as recordings are completed and so on. Again, I can't thank everyone enough"

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