Dude Pea, I was just about to post this...I've been away from the internet a bit so I knew I'd be late on this. I had no clue that guy was like that at all based on how poppy and sugar coated his tunes are...totally interesting read if anyone has the time/cares at all about passion pit/ cares about mental health and pop music.
Post by Horned Gramma on Jul 31, 2012 14:31:28 GMT -8
Next to Jeff Mangum, Bill Doss was the most important of the E6 collective to me. His bright, beautiful brand of psychedelia influenced my taste in music in my early twenties as much as any other songwriter ever has. I remember haranguing an employee at Amoeba for two and a half hours one afternoon with a copy of The Future History of the Sunshine Fix in my hand and saying repeatedly, "Help me find more shit that sounds like this."
One night, I drove around the streets of San Francisco listening to Age of the Sun until I could see light on the horizon.
Doss had a cleaner, more focused notion of what the Elephant 6 boys were trying to put forth than any single one of them. I will miss him. I miss him right now. God damn it.