Remy Zero Biography

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Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Years Active: 1989–2003, 2010-present
Genres: Alternative Rock, Post-grunge, Dream Pop, Experimental Rock


Remy Zero are a Birmingham, Alabama-based alternative rock band made up of Cinjun Tate (vocals, guitar), Shelby Tate (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Cedric LeMoyne (bass guitar), Jeffrey Cain (guitar) and formerly Gregory Slay (drums, percussion) before his death in January 2010.

Before Remy Zero had released any full length albums, Radiohead found their demo tape and invited them to be part of the US tour for ''The Bends''. After that, the band moved from Alabama to Los Angeles to record their first album.

Remy Zero's first album, self-titled, drew from these experiences and received little recognition or sales. The subsequent album ''Villa Elaine'' caused them to be praised as "the next big thing". ''Villa Elaine'' was recorded when the band was living in an apartment of the same name in Hollywood. Remy Zero's third album ''The Golden Hum'' was also received well. A 50 second version of the song "Save Me" from ''The Golden Hum'' was used as the theme song for WB's ''Smallville'', and continues to be used as the theme as the show continues on the CW network. Remy Zero's music has also been on KCRW's ''Morning Becomes Eclectic'' radio show. Remy Zero's song "Shattered" was used in the films ''Crazy/Beautiful'' and ''Suicide Kings''. "Fair" from ''Villa Elaine'' was used in the films ''Garden State'' and ''Fanboys'', "Prophecy" was used in ''She's All That'', ''The Last Kiss'', "Gramarye" was used in the film ''Stigmata'', and "Perfect Memory" was used in the film ''The Invisible''. Remy Zero recorded a version of Art Garfunkel's song "Bright Eyes" for the 2002 album "For the Kids."

Remy Zero broke up after making ''The Golden Hum'' and many of its members went on to join new bands. Shelby and Cinjun Tate created ''Spartan Fidelity'', Jeffrey Cain joined Isidore and later created Dead Snares; Cedric LeMoyne toured with Alanis Morissette's band before joining O+S. Gregory Slay created ''Sleepwell''.

Drummer Gregory Slay died on January 1, 2010, aged 40, of complications from cystic fibrosis.

In July 2010 it was confirmed that Remy Zero would be playing some shows together in October in memory of Gregory Slay, and that new music would accompany the shows.




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