Also performs as: The Ships
The Olivia Tremor Control is a psychedelic rock band that was prominent in the mid-to-late 1990s. It was, along with The Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel, one of the three original projects of The Elephant 6 Recording Company. The band was founded by the remnants of the group Synthetic Flying Machine (Jeff Mangum, Bill Doss, and Will Cullen Hart) in 1994. The band went on hiatus in early 2000, and later reformed in 2009.
An announcement revealed that Bill Doss had died on 31 July 2012, with The Olivia Tremor Control confirming his death on their official website. The cause of his death has not yet been revealed.