''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 band exemplifies the following tropes:
* ApocalypseHow: "California Demise"
* AuthorExistenceFailure: The band were in the middle of a reunion tour when founder Bill Doss died in July 2012.
* BaroquePop
* ConceptAlbum: [[UpToEleven Or concept discography.]]
* EpicRocking: Green Typewriters.
* MindScrew
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly
* PsychedelicRock
* SerialEscalation: Often. For example, most of the shorter tracks on ''Black Foliage Animation Music'' are variations on the basic tracks for the song "Black Foliage"; in turn, the super-brief "Combinations" tracks are remixes of those remixes; and the B-side to the album single "Hideaway", also entitled "Combinations", is seemingly a three-minute remix of those remixed remixes... [[MindScrew Savvy?]]
* ShutIn: Possibly the narrator of "Sylvan Screen".
* TheWalrusWasPaul: It's often to tell where the actual "concept" of much of their work ends and the joke begins.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The eternal question.
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