• Olivia Tremor Control

    Elephant 6 Recording Company: Crash Course

    As SPIN looks back at the life of Olivia Tremor Control's Bill Doss, who died at age 43 today, we're reposting the history of the Elephant 6 Recording Collective we published in our April 2006 issue. FOUNDED: 1993 WHERE: Athens, Georgia WHAT: Two-dozen-plus bands aligned by their appreciation of creative recording techniques, wacky instruments, and poppy, psychedelic tunes (MOSTLY) INACTIVE MEMBERS: Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control, Beulah, the Minders ACTIVE MEMBERS: The Apples in Stereo, Circulatory System, Dressy Bessy, the Music Tapes, Elf Power, the Essex Green, Of Montreal, the Sunshine Fix, Ulysses Between bits of awkward banter, the calibrating of an honest-to-God analog reel-to-reel tape recorder, and the donning of wrist bells, the most celebrated psych-pop band of the 1990s, the Olivia Tremor Control, lovably stumbled through a historic reunion gig in N

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