OTC’s Bill Doss 1968-2012 R.I.P.


Co-founder of Olivia
Tremor Control passes away from causes as yet unknown.


By Fred Mills


This morning it was announced that Olivia Tremor Control
singer-guitarist Bill Doss has passed away, but no cause of death is known yet. A post at the band’s official website reads, “We are devastated by the
loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words.”


Tremor Control was a key player on the Athens
scene’s Elephant 6 collective that also included Neutral Milk Hotel, whose Jeff
Mangum had co-founded OTC with Doss. It lasted from the early ‘90s until 2000,
yielding several records including the 1996 classic Dusk at Cubist Castle. The group subsequently reunited intermittently
for performances, and it’s been rumored that Doss had been preparing a new OTC
album for the near future.


Doss had
also done solo work and with a post-OTC band, Sunshine Fix.


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