Elephant 6 Co-Founder and Olivia Tremor Control Member Bill Doss Dead at 43
The music world suffered an unfortunate loss today (July 31) as it was announced that musician Bill Moss, co-founder of the Elephant 6 recording collective and member of the band the Olivia Tremor Control, has died at the age of 43. The cause of death has not been released.
“We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss,” reads a note posted on Olivia Tremor Control’s official website. “We are at a loss for words.” After splitting up in 2000, the psych-pop band reunited last year for a series of live performances and issued a three-song collection entitled ‘The Game You Play is in Your Head’ via Cloud Recordings. Additionally, OTC had just performed a live show just last week at the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Ga., and was said to be working on a new album.
Doss was a Louisiana native who relocated to Athens, Ga., where he helped establish the Elephant Recording Company. Other bands involved in the Elephant 6 collective have included the Apples in Stereo, Beulah, Circulatory System, Elf Power, Neutral Milk Hotel and Of Montreal.
Prior to joining the Olivia Tremor Control, Doss released music under the name the Sunshine Fix and recorded ‘A Spiraling World of Pop’ in 1993, which was available on cassette. He revisited the project a decade later, releasing two more albums in the mid-’00s under the moniker.