Early buzz for Startle it Up:

“It’s smart, evocative dream-pop that at times recalls the likes of Camera Obscura, Saint Etienne, (certain periods of) Yo La Tengo and, on the opening track “The Happening,” Belle & Sebastian…File under: New indie-pop sophisticates.”
BuzzBandsLA (Kevin Bronson).

“Synths wave and whizz, offset only by a lone guitar line which weaves itself through like a bolt of lightning. It could be where pop’s headed next” — Consequence of Sound (Michelle Geslani)

For 1994 EP:

Ray & Remora’s “Gold Soundz” transforms Pavement’s punk-folk classic into a catchy indie-pop track, perfect for a spot on a beloved summer picnic/BBQ playlist.”

“If you don’t like Pavement, Ray & Remora may make you like Pavement.”

“Enveloping, intoxicating and one of the only songs in which the two share vocal duties, “Like a Fool” is an absolute goldmine and the first of many instances of just how engaging Ray & Remora truly are.”

“Their six-song “1994″ EP, due May 6 via L.A. imprint Aeronaut Records, spins some indie favorites from that year into shimmering electro-pop. Yes, that might cause some purists to cringe, but Crane and Walker have pulled it off with TLC”
Buzz Bands LA 

“The honest actuality of these covers coming straight from the heart and Crane and Walker’s pure love for the songs and bands behind them should be enough to swing those who might be otherwise unconvinced, so if you’re looking for a new take on some of your favorite older songs or want to further accustom yourself with ones not as inscribed to your memory, Ray & Remora’s intergenerational take on the matter should satisfy you!”
Music Murmer

” I’m OK with a ’90s resurgence if it only involves the good stuff, like this Weezer classic.”
USA Today (video premiere – Say It Ain’t So)

“Walker’s softly pleading voice is bolstered by spacey synths and echoing electronic drums. Some weird noises in the bridge are about as “alternative” as this gets, but the whole thing works surprisingly well as an electro-pop song.”
Cover Me

“With this album, Ray & Remora have uncovered a time capsule and painted it red. They have created something new out of the old. Their music is a testament that as times change, tastes and expectations follow, but good music will always find a way to adopt.”
Infectious Magazine

Song premiere – Gold Soundz