|Origin||Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Spartan Fidelity|
Remy Zero was a Birmingham, Alabama-based alternative rock band made up of Cinjun Tate (vocals, guitar), Shelby Tate (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Gregory Slay (drums, percussion), Cedric Lemoyne (bass guitar), and Jeffrey Cain (guitar).
Before Remy Zero had recorded 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 most recently, "Perfect Memory" was used in the film The Invisible.
Remy Zero broke up after making The Golden Hum and many of its members have joined new bands. Shelby and Cinjun Tate created Spartan Fidelity, Jeffrey Cain later created Dead Snares; Cedric Lemoyne toured with Alanis Morissette's band before joining O+S. Gregory Slay created Sleepwell.
Remy Zero appeared to toy with the idea of reforming in Summer 2006, announcing a possible reunion on their Myspace page—this was replaced with a more definite message saying that they have "found the spirit to make music together again". In October 2008, this message was removed, and now simply states that they broke up in 2003.