Bill Doss of Athens’ Olivia Tremor Control dies

Doss in 2004. Photo: AJC archives

Doss in 2004. Photo: AJC archives

Bill Doss, the frontman for Athens’ Olivia Tremor Control, has died. He was 43.

The band announced his passing on its website, saying, “We are at a loss for words.” No cause of death has been released.

The indie-pop band, which includes Doss’ childhood friends W. Cullen Hart and Jeff Mangum, hit its stride in the mid-‘90s with the albums “Music from the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle” in 1996 and “Black Foliage: Animation Music Volume One” in 1999.

Several offshoot bands spawned from OTC, including Sunshine Fix and Neutral Milk Hotel.

In the mid-2000s, OTC reunited and played sporadically in recent years. The group last performed in Atlanta in January with a show at The Earl, and on July 26 returned to their hometown for a show at the Georgia Theater.

Last year, the guys released the new single, “The Game You Play Is in Your Head,” and were said to be toying with the idea of a new album.

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