In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) co-founder Bill Doss largely abandons the experimental bent of his former band for a more straight

In his first full-length effort operating under the Sunshine Fix moniker, Olivia Tremor Control (OTC) co-founder Bill Doss largely abandons the experimental bent of his former band for a more straight-ahead sound that blends Beatles-esque harmonies with psychedelic pop. For OTC fans, as well as followers of other bands stemming from the Elephant 6 collective, this isn't exactly a revolutionary concept. However, Doss' execution is hard to quibble with when he's delivering gems like the retro-styled California-leanings of "That Ole Sun," and the "Dear Prudence"-reminiscent number, "Sail Beyond the Sunset." Yet for all its accessibility, the album isn't without its quirks. On multiple occasions, pieces of larger songs reappear as shorter instrumental interstitials elsewhere. Doss even dabbles in Curtis Mayfield-inspired grooves ("See Yourself"). Age of the Sun may not be an envelope pusher, especially by Elephant 6 standards, but Doss does deliver a solid piece of neo-psychedelia that will mollify his loyalists.—BG

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