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.

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Missoula Independent 09/21/2000
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Title: Digital Wills- (cont.)
Author: Andy Smetanka

Volumen: How do you spell...?
All in all, a fine crop of local releases for late summer/early fall. But with the possible exception of the 9 Pound Hammer CD (the Tom Kelley-penned “The Key to Your Heart” just kills me every time), no local release has been haunting my deck with the frequency of the latest Volumen release. Pure genius. Shane Hickey and Doug Smith are the attic twins with their own made-up language, and the permanent addition of rock-solid drummer Bob Marshall and Chris Bacon on keyboards has put Volumen miles ahead of the game on How Do You Spell…?. Can you pick a favorite song? Doubtful. I’ve already been around the bush a few times with one person who likes “Why Are There So Many People in Here?” not only because it’s a great song, but also because it’s the most unassuming one on a CD littered with theme songs and songs about being in Volumen and simulated Scotch-Gard anthems (“Mighty Dwarves” is kind of the fume-huffing How Do You Spell…? equivalent of “Battle of Evermore”), and so stands out for its special plainness. Kind of like an Amish runway model. While it might not be the most erudite selection on the CD, the track that always sticks with me is the contagious “Something for the Monkey.” A few days of that stuck in my head, I start getting funny ideas around the power drill.