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mountmccabe
07-31-2012, 10:23 AM
RIP Bill Doss

Spin article. (http://www.spin.com/articles/bill-doss-dead-age-40-olivia-tremor-control-member-and-elephant-6-co-founder)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj9mY71RGEU

hangthedj112
07-31-2012, 10:30 AM
This is so unfortunate :( RIP

mountmccabe
07-31-2012, 10:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E4v46dBJSE

Fuck.

IceyHotshot
07-31-2012, 10:32 AM
Nooooooooooooooo fuck this sucks :( :(

miscorrections
07-31-2012, 10:54 AM
Noooooo! Gonna have to put on Dusk At Cubist Castle and shed a tear or three.

citizenerased
07-31-2012, 11:30 AM
RIP thanks for the great music.

ods..
07-31-2012, 11:32 AM
so terrible... RIP

Grandma
07-31-2012, 11:48 AM
what a waste

guedita
07-31-2012, 11:49 AM
Noooooo! Gonna have to put on Dusk At Cubist Castle and shed a tear or three.

Such a good album.

IceyHotshot
07-31-2012, 03:29 PM
I've never been so sad about a celebrity's death. Without E6 and OTC in particular I don't know if I would ever get into music the way I did. I saw OTC at FYF last year and it was awesome despite sound issues. I was probably the only person who would have rather seen OTC play an aftershow instead of DFA1979. Been looking forward to a new album and proper tour (free of sound flubs) for almost a year. I was so excited when OTC posted a couple days ago that they were heading into the studio. I'm sad that I'll never get to see Bill play again, or hear him harmonize on new tunes. But mostly I'm sad that a great artist and a great guy died so young.

IceyHotshot
07-31-2012, 03:34 PM
However I am also really glad that he got to patch things up with Will and get back to doing what he loved before it was too late.

bmack86
07-31-2012, 05:02 PM
I hate this thread. I hate it I hate it I hate it.

Take fucking Chris Brown. Take Toby Keith. Why does it have to be someone so excellent, and someone who said so little with his gift? Heartbroken.

IceyHotshot
07-31-2012, 05:08 PM
Bryan, I'll bring the Dusk at Cubist Castle and Black Foliage remasters to record club.

bmack86
07-31-2012, 05:11 PM
I take (small, pitiful) solace in the fact that, at least I got to see OTC twice and Sunshine Fix once, and they did Green Typewriters.

OTC were on the short list for my favorite musical acts of all time. They had a profound affect on my music obsession, and were the first band I discovered directly through this message board. Back in 2005, PotVsKtl posted his first non-vitriolic post, expressing excitement about their reunion shows that they had booked. Amazed that he listened to things, I figured I had to check them out, and I've been in love ever since.

While I've always preferred Will's songwriting, Bill seemed like the more stable member, and the glue that kept them together while they worked.

kyleuga
07-31-2012, 06:11 PM
I knew him pretty well from my time living in Athens.

Nicest guy you will ever meet.

Devastating loss. And that is not even touching on his musical impact.

buddy
07-31-2012, 07:09 PM
Wow, i'm sadden by this news. Dusk at Cubist Castle had a big impact on me, and influenced many things I listened to afterwards. R.I.P.

SoulDischarge
07-31-2012, 07:11 PM
The first thing I thought when I heard this is "Damn, Bryan is gonna be crushed." I feel like I never really connected with OTC like I ought to, but this still is pretty damned sad. RIP.

bmack86
07-31-2012, 08:58 PM
He was, truly, the first musician I loved who I met. I had no clue what OTC looked like when I went to Arthurfest, and I went to the OTC booth to buy a CD. I started talking to the dude with long red hair and mutton chops about how much I loved everything I downloaded and he just laughed and said he was grateful I liked the music.

cutterbutter
08-01-2012, 12:28 AM
O man... :(

A group of boardies were just discussing OTC coming back around outside the Dirty Projectors the other night.

A great thanks to bmack and the others that mentioned OTC and Doss' genius in the FYF fest thread last year and got me to go through and listen to more then the one song I had on an elephant 6 sampler. Really enjoyed that set in the shade of the trees and the metro going by...

Drinkey McDrinkerstein
08-01-2012, 12:31 AM
Jesus. I also learned of OTC through that thread last year and loved their performance at FYF. I caught about 20 minutes of their set at Primavera just a little over a month ago too. And he was so young!

TallGuyCM
08-01-2012, 12:34 AM
I had heard OTC's name mentioned for several years, but never really sat down and listened to them until before FYF last year. Since then, I've been completely obsessed, and have listened to them constantly. RIP. :(

I know it's lame to even ask so soon, but does Bill's passing signal the end of the band? Or is there a chance they may still record/tour?

Hannahrain
08-01-2012, 05:41 AM
God damnit.

bmack86
08-01-2012, 07:12 AM
I know it's lame to even ask so soon, but does Bill's passing signal the end of the band? Or is there a chance they may still record/tour?

Olivia Tremor Control has pretty much always been the collaboration between Will Cullen Hart and Bill Doss. Will made a few albums with the rest of the OTC collaborators and they were called Circulatory System. They're brilliant records, but he's a more experimental pop songwriter, and Bill's more straightforward tendencies are sometimes missing.

OTC is likely done.

miscorrections
08-01-2012, 09:05 AM
So glad I got to see them last year, they'd been on my wishlist for a long time. This is really a heartbreaking loss.

IceyHotshot
08-01-2012, 09:13 AM
Listening to OTC last night helped. It's hard to feel sad when I put on any of their music. Moreso I felt grateful, because these songs have stayed with me and given me a reason to smile for a decade. Thanks, Bill.

bmack86
08-01-2012, 03:43 PM
Apparently his family said that, in lieu of flowers, they are recommending that people send donations to a nonprofit that provides services to prevent suicides among musicians.

zenidogx
08-01-2012, 07:17 PM
The Olivia Tremor Control were the first "out there" band I ever listened to. It was mind-blowing finding music that could be so catchy and pleasant, but still challenging the conventional sounds of pop music. The recent Holiday Surprise tour revived my love for this band and they've been an essential part of the soundtrack to the past year of my life.

RIP

kyleuga
08-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Apparently his family said that, in lieu of flowers, they are recommending that people send donations to a nonprofit that provides services to prevent suicides among musicians.

Nucis Space does a lot more than this said service. It is an Athens institution and folks donate and do fundraisers for them all of the time.

Misleading headlines are misleading.

kitt kat
08-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Right, but a lot of the way that this is being discussed by the band's camp (and the way they phrased donating to this specific cause) really makes me think that he took his own life — which makes me super, super, super, super bummed out. I am not sure if it's tacky of not to discuss a cause of death, but I do think if this really is the case...it's definitely something to think about.

:(

bmack86
08-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Nucis Space does a lot more than this said service. It is an Athens institution and folks donate and do fundraisers for them all of the time.

Misleading headlines are misleading.

What Katt said. I posted it for the suggestion, apparently from his family according to the wording, that they were seeking donations to aid suicidal musicians, which implies suicide, which is very sad.

SoulDischarge
08-06-2012, 09:42 PM
God, that scares me so much. That people who are living what I would consider to be the dream life, creating and traveling around and being surrounded by great, supportive creative people, still find reason enough to kill themselves.

IceyHotshot
11-20-2012, 10:29 PM
Listening to Dusk right now and it's making me feel sad. I still love the music but I feel so empty knowing Bill Doss is gone.

bmack86
11-20-2012, 10:42 PM
So did they ever officially say it was a suicide, or are we left to assume that was the case?

I wonder what the status of the album they were working on was, and what Will Cullen Hart is going to do with the material.

Hannahrain
11-20-2012, 10:49 PM
I actually re-wondered a few weeks ago and found that cause of death still wasn't released.

DRcube
11-20-2012, 10:51 PM
someone on reddit claimed to be one of the EMT's that responded to the call that night.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/xgi7u/bill_doss_of_olivia_tremor_control_has_died/c5m8jy3

bmack86
11-20-2012, 11:02 PM
Thank you. Without providing too much extra information, to see the fact that he at least supposedly looked peaceful and had his guitar with him makes it sound less horrible. Maybe accidental OD?

IceyHotshot
01-10-2013, 07:13 PM
"I had a chance to speak with Bill on April 2nd of last year as part of an interview slated for an Austin Psych Fest mini-zine that sadly never made it to print. I found it among some unpublished conversations in my voice recorder, and decided it should be shared in remembrance of one of our heroes."

http://adhoc.fm/post/thanks-mr-doss/

bmack86
01-10-2013, 08:58 PM
It kind of broke my heart. How is that the same guy who killed himself three months later? And did they finish that work?

IceyHotshot
01-10-2013, 09:41 PM
I was kind of sad when I first saw that this thing existed, but actually the interview made me smile. You can just tell how wonderful and creative and giving he was, and it's really great that he and Will mended things.