Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control has died at the age of 43.
A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he was also a co-founder of the Elephant 6 collective, and played with the Sunshine Fix and Apples in Stereo, as well as being part of cult indie rock group, Olivia Tremor Control.
The band announced the news on their website – via Rolling Stone – writing: “We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss… We are at a loss for words.” A cause of death has not yet been announced.
Doss started the band in Athens, Georgia with Will Cullen Hart and Jeff Mangum in 1994. The band went on hiatus in 2000 after the release of two albums – ‘Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle’ in 1996 and ‘Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One’ in 1999 – but reunited in 2005 to play a number of shows for All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Olivia Tremor Control were thought to be working on a new album, following the 2011 release of the single “The Game You Play Is In Your Head“. Their last live show took place last week, on July 26 at The Georgia Theatre in Athens.
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