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6th Feb '18 6:40:58 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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''The Olivia Tremor Control'' is an indie rock band associated with the Music/{{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes ''Music/OfMontreal'', ''Music/NeutralMilkHotel'', and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo''. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.

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''The Olivia Tremor Control'' is an indie rock band associated with the Music/{{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes ''Music/OfMontreal'', ''Music/NeutralMilkHotel'', and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo''. The band was founded in 1994 1992 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart Hart, as well as future NMH frontman Jeff Mangum. After releasing 2 albums plus a handful of [=EPs=] and singles, the ''Control'' disbanded in early 2000, though they have 2000. They reunited sporadically since 2009. in 2009, and re-entered the studio in preparation for a third album, but Bill Doss died unexpectedly in 2012, putting an end to leaving the future of that year's reunion.
album in doubt..


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* ''The Olivia Tremor Control vs. The Black Swan Network'' (1997, collaboration w/The Black Swan Network)
6th Feb '18 2:00:39 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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!!Members (founding members in '''bold''', current members in ''italics'')
* '''''Will Cullen Hart''''' - Guitar, vocals (1994-2000, 2009-present)
* '''Bill Doss''' - Guitar, cornet, percussion, vocals (1994-2000, 2009-2012, died 2012)
* '''[[Music/NeutralMilkHotel Jeff Mangum]]''' - Drums, guitar, vocals (1994-1995)
* ''Eric Harris'' - Drums, theremin, guitar (1995-2000, 2009-present)
* ''John Fernandes'' - Bass, violin, saxophone, clarinet (1995-2000, 2009-present)
* ''Peter Erhick'' - Keyboards, bass, vocals (1996-2000, 2009-present)
* ''Derek Almstead'' - Drums, guitar, bass (2010-present)

!!Studio Albums

* ''Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk At Cubist Castle'' (1996)
** ''Explanation II: Instrumental Themes and Dream Sequences'' (1997, bonus disc)
* ''Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1'' (1999)
* ''Singles and Beyond'' (2000, compilation of otherwise-unavailable singles)
* ''The Same Place'' (TBA, planned finale)



!!The Olivia Trope Control:

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!!The Olivia Trope Control:Troping Control:
* AbortedArc: ''Black Foliage'' is presented as the first volume of "animation music." There never was a second volume released.



* TheBandMinusTheFace: Hart has confirmed that after ''The Same Place'' releases, the band will break up out of respect for Bill.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band would record sound collages just as often as straight psych rock songs.
* PsychedelicRock

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band would record sound collages just as often as straight psych rock pop songs.
* PsychedelicRockPsychedelicRock: They are a GenreThrowback to this style.


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* TitledAfterTheSong:
** The upcoming Elephant 6 documentary ''A Place We Have Been To'' is titled after this band's song of the same name.
** Also an inversion: On their ''Singles and Beyond'' compilation, they have a song called "Sunshine Fix," which is the name Bill Doss used for his SoloSideProject.
22nd Jan '18 1:39:30 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* RedOniBlueOni: The basic dynamic of the group's sound was based on Bill Doss' (Blue) pop sensibilities combining with Will Cullen Hart's (Red) madcap experimenting.
26th Nov '17 3:52:36 PM WilliamRadarStorm
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* BaroquePop
* ConceptAlbum: [[UpToEleven Or concept discography.]]
* EpicRocking: Green Typewriters.
* MindScrew
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly

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* BaroquePop
BaroquePop: Much like the rest of the [=E6=] Collective, they take heavy influence from Music/TheBeachBoys.
* ConceptAlbum: [[UpToEleven Or concept discography.]]
]] The band's primary inspiration is the nonsensical, entrancing universe of dreams, to the point where they asked some of their listeners to send in tapes of their own dreams.
* EpicRocking: Green Typewriters.
Typewriters, at 23:08.
* MindScrew
MindScrew: Comes with the territory when most of your songs are about dreams.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabillyNeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: The band would record sound collages just as often as straight psych rock songs.


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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: The basic inspiration for most of their songs. One of their songs is even called "Define a Transparent Dream."
24th Dec '15 5:33:39 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Olivia Tremor Control'' is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes ''Music/OfMontreal'', ''Music/NeutralMilkHotel'', and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo''. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.

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''The Olivia Tremor Control'' is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant Music/{{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes ''Music/OfMontreal'', ''Music/NeutralMilkHotel'', and ''Music/TheApplesInStereo''. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.
12th Aug '15 5:19:50 PM Tazmily
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!!The band exemplifies the following tropes:

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!!The band exemplifies the following tropes:Olivia Trope Control:
26th Mar '15 11:26:38 PM tenryufan
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: The band were in the middle of a reunion tour when founder Bill Doss died in July 2012.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The eternal question.
11th May '14 8:32:12 AM theAdeptRogue
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The Olivia Tremor Control is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes OfMontreal, NeutralMilkHotel, and TheApplesInStereo. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.

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The ''The Olivia Tremor Control Control'' is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes OfMontreal, NeutralMilkHotel, ''Music/OfMontreal'', ''Music/NeutralMilkHotel'', and TheApplesInStereo.''Music/TheApplesInStereo''. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.
1st Mar '13 1:07:16 AM InnerPuppy
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* EpicRocking: Green Typewriters.
4th Aug '12 12:04:23 AM DocStrange
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The Olivia Tremor Control is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes OfMontreal, NeutralMilkHotel, and TheApplesInStereo. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and William Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.

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The Olivia Tremor Control is an indie rock band associated with the {{Elephant 6}} Collective, a group of bands which also includes OfMontreal, NeutralMilkHotel, and TheApplesInStereo. The band was founded in 1994 by singer/songwriter/guitarists Bill Doss and William Will Cullen Hart and disbanded in early 2000, though they have reunited sporadically since 2009. Doss died in 2012, putting an end to that year's reunion.



* AuthorExistanceFailure: The band were in the middle of a reunion tour when founder Bill Doss died in July 2012.

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* AuthorExistanceFailure: AuthorExistenceFailure: The band were in the middle of a reunion tour when founder Bill Doss died in July 2012.
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