Volumen 1 :: Shane Hickey
Volumen 2 :: Doug Smith
Volumen^2 :: Bryan Hickey
bKCAWCK :: Chris Bacon
Volumen Beta :: Bob Marshall

Doug Smith Volumen 2
Doug Smith

If Shane is the high school Physics Club treasurer of VOLUMEN, Doug is the affable, popular guy who toes the fine line between band dork and senior class president. Cheerleaders leak the info that they want him to ask them out, but he’s always genuinely nice to the less popular girls and boys, too. In addition to writing most of what doesn’t get written by his longtime friend and musical partner, Shane (in the platonic sense, that is—at least we THINK so), Doug’s signature wikkid lyxx and fine tenor are the yin to Shane’s yang, the butter to Shane’s muffin, the hot dog in Shane’s....well, anyway, the other half of the songwriting equation. Additionally, Doug is a beacon of calm and tranquility in his other bandmates’ roiling sea of adolescent squirreliness, and a fine cook to boot. The last male bonding I did with Doug was undertaken when we spent two days in the Montana wilderness picking morel mushrooms. Oh, the magic he worked with those little morsels...

Here's some articles and other random press for your viewing pleasure.

Post-Punk Junk 12/12/2002
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Title: Review of Cries from Space
Author: Unknown


The best word I’ve yet heard to describe the Volumen would be “cheeky”. Definitely coming from the same school of rock as ’80s college radio bands as the Young Fresh Fellows and The Dead Milkmen, there’s a playfullness in these tracks that I’m sure is annoying to some, jump-up-and-down great to others. Plus, there’s a sci-fi angle that’s hard for my dorky side to ignore.

The band’s from Missoula, Montana, and a good friend of mine spent a year in that town, working on a weekly publication. He knows the folks in the Volumen, and right before putting this post together I asked him if he had any good tibdits of information about them to pass along to you. He said “Uhh…umm…they all live in the same house together…they play great shows…they’re obsessed with outer space…they’re all from Missoula, Montana…I’m in one of their short films! You can see it on the Volumen website!” Gee — thanks, Dan.