"Deftly bridging the gap between the lovely French electronic movements of Air and the touching classic American soft rock of a Gerry Rafferty or Michael Murphey— all the while including the subtle rancor found within the products of such otherwise grandiose bands as Coldplay and U2— Oceanographer arises from the BK indie pile as a singular, wonderful delight. Led by the sad, steady vocals of Jeremy Yocum, this group can easily aim for levels of midlevel major success, and if the right ears find them… well, let's just say Oceanographer could very well end up a band you'll want to be able to brag that you saw back when they were only playing the little stages in town."
—Metromix New York, August 2011
Poor Remy as a musical venture erupted out of 3 intimate relationships which were cultivated at Kenyon College in an intellectual environment filled with discussions of Hegel, Ultimate frisbee, french literature, and girls. We lived together, played together, made out with some of the same girls, and edited each others papers. We were exploring huge ideas like God and Communism and the meaning of History, and music became a way for us to study ourselves and each other. Poor Remy makes manifest our most passionate obsessions about the world as an offering of ourselves. Like meditation or stream of consciousness writing, music frames our experience in rural Ohio as a self portait. When we offer our voices, our hands and our fingers, we offer our entire selves to the viewer or listener. We offer our struggles, our explorations, our weaknesses and our idiosyncrasies. Our hope is that someone, if only one person, can identify with those struggles and those ideas to gain some insight into their own life, even if that insight is just the joy of listening to us.
lively upbeat folk effort that can
easily lodge itself in your
brain." – Best of Bandcamp
"[This band] is about to inject
so much energy into your bones." –The Muse in Music