ATHENS, GA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Bill Doss, one of the co-founders of the Elephant 6 Recording Co. musicians' collective and a member of indie rock band Olivia Tremor Control has died at age 43.
"We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss," the website says. "We are at a loss for words."
Elephant 6 was an influential, Denver-based musician's collective that served as the incubator for a number of notable indie bands in the 1990s, including Apples In Stereo, Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power, Of Montreal and others.
Doss was regarded as one of the key creative components of Olivia Tremor Control, contributing a 60s pop ethic that contrasted with the band's more experimental impulses.
More recently, Doss had restarted an earlier solo project, The Sunshine Fix, releasing several albums under that moniker, as well as touring as a keyboardist with The Apples in Stereo.
The cause of death was not listed.