Remy Zero was an alternative rock band from Alabama formed by Cinjun Tate (vocals, guitar), Shelby Tate (vocals, guitar, keyboard), Gregory Slay (drums), Cedric Lemoyne (bass) and Jeffrey Cain (guitar). The group is formed in 1989.
Their demonstration tape is discovered by Radiohead who invites them to participate in their The Bends tour across the United States. They move from Birmingham, Alabama to Los Angeles where many members of the group will suffer from excessive drug use and housing problems.
Their first album, Remy Zero, was released in January 1996. Influenced by these experiences in Los Angeles, the album is not successful. Finally, they are recognized with the second, Villa Elaine, named after the building where they lived in Hollywood. The third album, The Golden Hum, is also well received by the public. (It contains the songs 1. Belong 2. Apology For You 3.Smile 4. Life in Rain 5. Bitter 6. Twister and 7. Save Me)
It is from this third album that comes the song "Save Me" which serves for the opening credits of the television series Smallville. Remy Zero appears as such in the last episode of Smallville season 1, where they play their own role at the school ball. It was on this occasion that the group performed "Perfect Memory" (favorite song by Chloé Sullivan). "Fair" of Villa Elaine served in the movie Garden State.