It's been a long weekend. I'm gonna go watch Game of Thrones and then hit the sack. In case you were wondering, I only got a couple of the RSD exclusives I was hoping to find, including the Chelsea Wolfe 73 (apparently no one in Silverlake likes her, as we still have 2 of the [...]
When a musician dies, they leave behind an aural legacy - songs that serve as eternal reminders of what this person did when the microphone was on. This legacy isn't always difficult to pick out. Sometimes it's present in virtuosic mastery of an instrument. Sometimes it's complex composition. Sometimes it's just a voice - capable of bypassing your nervous system and flexing your muscles on its own. Before his sudden passing , nothing Bill Doss did was nearly that obvious. He could clearly play a guitar quite well, but he hardly ever let it rip, be it [...]
mp3: Dream Boat - Sea To Sky Dream Boat is a new musical collective lead by Athens, GA artists Page Campbell and Dan Donahue. For their debut album Eclipsing , the duo have brought together an impressive ensemble of musicians from the Athens scene, including members of Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Elf Power to name a few. "Sea To Sky" is the beautifully ethereal lead single. Eclipsing is out December 4 on Cloud Recordings .
Last month the publicity firm I work at turned 15, and some of the bands we've gotten to work closely with over the years came to Athens to help us celebrate. Tamarind Jarritos + tequila + Topo Chico = perfection Ready for my Bear in Heaven boys to arrive. [...]
Frank Yang It's almost a couple weeks on since the untimely passing of Olivia Tremor Control and Sunshine Fix frontman Bill Doss, and there are still few to no public answers as to what happened to end his life at 43. It's a small bit of comfort that both suicide and foul play have been ruled out , as either of those scenarios would have been an extra level of cruel on top of everything, but that just leaves randomness and that really doesn't offer much comfort either. What [...]
Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads, plus free and legal live sets from around the internet. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Bill Doss, a founding member of the Olivia Tremor Control and The Sunshine Fix and member of Apples in Stereo and Chocolate U.S.A., passed away earlier this week. Read Henry Owings' remembrance of the man and musician. Apples in Stereo : 2010-10-22, Denver [mp3,ogg,flac] [...]
Click here to view the video on YouTube . Next to The Apples in Stereo, no other band from The Elephant Six Collective had as much acclaim as Olivia Tremor Control, and Bill Doss was its driving force (along with Will Hart and Jeff Mangum). The band was at the zenith of neo-psychedelic movement and produced the masterpiece Dusk At Cubist Castle in 2000. No details are given about his death, but police so far have found no evidence of foul play.
Bill Doss – song writer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, sonic artist – was an imaginative and creative force, founding the highly influential psychedelic pop bands Sunshine Fix and Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) , contributing to works by Chocolate U.S.A. , Apples in Stereo , Neutral Milk Hotel , and Call and Response , and leaving his mark upon countless other musical acts to surface in the past two decades (including , Elf Power, Of Montreal, Animal Collective , and many others). Inspired by the Beatles, Bill and fellow Ruston, LA kids, Will Cullen Hart [...]
R.I.P. Bill Doss Yesterday was another sad day in the world of music, although you might have missed it, since this wouldn't quite get the coverage of, say, Whitney Houston's death. But in the world of quality music, this was bigger: Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control was found dead yesterday, with no cause of death yet given (or known). Doss co-led the group with Will Cullen Hart, and was responsible for their sunnier, more melodic songs, with his fittingly "sweet" vocals, while Hart represented the more experimental workings of the band. Together, along [...]
Doss (right) pictured with OTC bandmate Will C Hart Yesterday we got the startling news that Bill Doss died in his Athens home. Doss was the co-master behind the Olivia Tremor Control, a member of the Apples in Stereo, and a founding member of the Elephant 6 recording company with his childhood friends Robert Schneider, [...]
Frank Yang Terrible news yesterday out of Athens, Georgia as it was announced that Bill Doss, co-founder of The Olivia Tremor Control and The Sunshine Fix and one of the original members of the Elephant 6 movement, had passed away at the too-young age of 43. Details on the cause of death have not been revealed, but it must have come as a shock considering that Doss had been playing with The Olivia Tremor Control as recently as last week at a hometown show in Athens. [...]
I just learned that Bill Doss of Olivia Tremor Control was found dead yesterday. So sad. I really loved that band. No cause of death has been released yet. Check out "I Have Been Floated" from their classic Black Foliage LP.
The Olivia Tremor Control site announced the sad news of Bill Doss 's death today. Doss was the co-founder of The Elephant 6 Recording Company and experimental indie rock band, Olivia Tremor Control . "We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words," the site states. Bill was only 43 years old. The cause of death [...]
Marion Hodges Bill Doss My day was meant to start with a couple of hours of work on my new website, continue with the usual routine of dog walks and errands, then end around 8 P.M. in an entirely unspectacular fashion. Instead, I’m still sitting in my office, writing this. I saw first saw the tweet from Stereogum : “ Bill Doss of the Olivia Tremor Control Has Passed Away.” I’m still having trouble processing why [...]
Filed under: News , R.I.P. Bobby Bank, WireImage Bill Doss, the singer for Olivia Tremor Control and one of the founders of the Elephant 6 collective , has died of unknown causes. He was 43. According to Stereogum, Gabe Vodicka, the editor of Athens, Ga.-based for Flagpole , broke the news on twitter . OTC have since confirmed the passing of their frontman on the band's website , which [...]
Terrible news from America today, as Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss has died : 1968-2012 We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words. Last year, Bill told Aquarium Drunkard a little about what he'd hoped the band would be: Aquarium Drunkard: This is what I love about y’alls records, those records…it doesn’t sound to me like 1996, like indie rock of the time, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf… BD: That’s kind of what we were hoping, that if someone [...]
Earlier this afternoon, when I first heard whispers on Twitter that Olivia Tremor Control co-founder Bill Doss had passed away, I couldn't believe it was true. But now, following an initial tweet by Gabe Vodicka of Flagpole , a magazine based in Doss' hometown of Athens, Georgia, another local journalist has spoken to a coroner and verified the report . Further confirmation comes from the band itself; the Olivia Tremor Control website now bears a photo of Doss with the caption, "1968-2012. We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We [...]
One of the key figures behind the hugely influential Elephant 6 collective, as well as one of the founders of the excellent psychedelic band Olivia Tremor Control, Bill Doss has reportedly passed away. He was 40 years old. Read More...
Stereogum One of the key figures behind the hugely influential Elephant 6 collective, as well as one of the founders of the excellent psychedelic band Olivia Tremor Control, Bill Doss has reportedly passed away. He was 43 years old. Read More... Original Website: Stereogum