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Classic Album Review: The Sunshine Fix | Age of the Sun

Enjoy a truly sunny concept album from the founder of Olivia Tremor Control.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Does the name Sunshine Fix sound familiar? No? How about Bill Doss, the band’s leader (and sole permanent member)? Still no go? Well, try this on for size: Doss is the co-founder of Olivia Tremor Control, the retro orch-pop ensemble behind neo-psychedelia masterpieces like Dusk at Cubist Castle.

If that rings a bell, then Doss’s shiny new solo album Age Of The Sun will definitely strike a chord. Picking up where OTC left off, Doss has crafted a truly sunny concept album with 16 rays of wonderful, light-hearted California pop a la The Beach Boys and The Beatles. Simple emotions, simple melodies and simply beautiful arrangements are delivered with all the low-key pop genius and grinning lysergic playfulness we’ve come to expect from this member of the Elephant 6 musical collective. Here comes the Sun, and it’s all right.