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Bill Doss (born ca. 1971) is among the co-founders of the Elephant Six Collective, based in Athens, Georgia, and one of the key creative forces behind The Olivia Tremor Control, one of the leaders of the collective, and later, following the band's break-up, The Sunshine Fix. Doss is married to free-lance photographer Amy Hairston Doss, whom he met while both were attending Louisiana Tech University.

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Early career

Doss is a native of Dubach, Louisiana, where he eventually met Will Cullen Hart, Robert Schneider and Jeff Mangum, his friends at nearby Ruston High School. Before the Olivia Tremor Control Doss had recorded under the name The Sunshine Fix, and self-released A Spiraling World of Pop, which later helped comprise The Olivia Tremor Control songs. Before the Olivia Tremor Control, Doss had spent some time in the army, after which he joined New York based band Chocolate USA before heading back to Athens, Georgia, where he is still a resident.

Olivia Tremor Control

Doss, Hart and Mangum soon formed what was later to become the Olivia Tremor Control. After Mangum left the band to pursue his own Neutral Milk Hotel, Hart and Doss began to pool their musical influences, Hart being a proponent of experimentalism, Doss of 60's pop such as The Beatles, the Beach Boys and The Zombies. After the release of the second The Olivia Tremor Control album, Black Foliage, the band broke up in 2000.

Post Olivia Tremor Control

Doss went on to re-start The Sunshine Fix. His first full length, Age of the Sun, was released in 2002. In 2004, Doss released the less well received Green Imagination with the Sunshine Fix (which featured artwork and videos by Kevin Evans). He currently produces albums in his own studio in Athens and has been touring with The Apples in Stereo since early 2006, playing keyboards. He also appears on the Apples' 2007 album, New Magnetic Wonder.

Performing Discography

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The Olivia Tremor Control

Albums

EPs / Singles

The Sunshine Fix

Albums

EPs / Singles

  • Sunshine Fix (7") (1999)
  • The Future History of a Sunshine Fix (7") (2000)
  • That Ole' Sun (7") (2001)

Chocolate U.S.A.

Albums

  • Smoke Machine (1994)

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