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

Shane Hickey Volumen 1
Shane Hickey

As the introverted boy genius of VOLUMEN, it most often falls to Shane to write the songs that make the whole world sing and the young girls cry. When he’s not singing about underwater lovemaking or playing video games for 36 hours straight (passions which, as reliable sources inform, he enjoys more or less equally), Shane can usually be found pressing wildflowers in his lockable Holly Hobby diary (combination: 3-23-16) or walking and reading Popular Mechanics at the same time. He is also a world class mental archivist of nearly-forgotten pop acts of the early 1980s and an unrepentant fan of some of the fruitiest music ever recorded. In fact, the last male bonding I did with Shane was over our shared love of the Art of Noise, and the Magnetic Fields album Holiday.

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.