July 10, 2009 Dresden, Germany – Beatpol
July 11, 2009 Munich, Germany – Feierwerk
July 12, 2009 Bern, Switzerland – Dachstock
July 13, 2009 Torino, Italy – Spaziale Fest
July 15, 2009 Trier, Germany – Exhaus Open Air
Destructo Swarmbots was born from the imagination of Mike Mare, who remains the stalwart captain of the vessel that endlessly explores the furthermost reaches of experimental/pop music. Born and raised in New York City, Mare started Swarmbots in 2001. Influenced by the sound of the city, and generally not intrigued by what was happening in music, the first Swarmbots sounds were ear-blistering instrumental manifestos hoping to decapitate whatever they came in contact with.
Never wanting to impose conventions on his music, Mare has allowed Swarmbots to grow at it’s own pace and on its own terms. This has led to unique opportunities, including the inclusion of member Joshua Booth. As a former member of All Natural Lemon Lime Flavors, classical composer and music professor at Rutgers University, Booth is a core part of the group’s sound. The duo of Mare and Booth, working together as Swarmbots, also joined the group DÃ¤lek, touring the world pulling double-duty shifts in both groups.
Live performances continue to a place of exploration and experimentation for Mare. While he performs independently as Destructo Swarmbots, he also uses the opportunity to collaborate with many others, including Oddateee, Action Beat, Darsombra, Guilty Connector and Griots & Gods (the collaboration of The Young Gods and DÃ¤lek).
Besides television, commercial and film work, Mare has been working on collaborations and remixes. 2009 saw the release of MGR y Destructo Swarmbots (Neurot Recordings), a collaboration between Mare and Mike Gallagher of ISIS fame. Destructo Swarmbots remixes include: ISIS, Genghis Tron, Darsombra, Goes Cube, Thrushes, and Action Beat, among others.
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