''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.

!!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.