One of my favorite Elephant 6 bands — so much so that I named my daughter after the band. People find it odd that her name is Tremor and keep thinking I said “Trevor.” Whatever. I kid. I did however name my daughter Olivia.
This is probably their best output and I’m not really taking any chances or throwing any hot takes out there in saying that. It’s a magical combination of psych era Beatles, “Pet Sounds” Beach Boys and the kind of music you’d imagine board acid eaters in rural communities would make. It’s wild shit, but still totally accessible and familiar. It challenges you and comforts you at the same time.
For those unacquainted, Olivia Tremor Control was one of the original three Elephant 6 bands — the other two being Apples in Stereo and Neutral Milk Hotel, both of which feature former and current members of OTC. Members are also in the Sunshine Fix, Circulatory System, Frosted Ambassador and a whole lot of other projects.
Anyway, give ’em a listen.