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...

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Tribe Montana 07/26/2005
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Title: Best geek rock in the Northwest
Author: Josh

Montana is punk. They don't dress as punk as other places that claim to be punk. In fact, sometimes they dress downright lame. But punk is on the inside. Montanans do what they want to do, what they feel is the right thing to do, and they don't give a fuck what anyone thinks about it. Wait, this is a review about The Volumen. Well I happen to believe that the Volumen represents this ideal of Montana punk. Of all the awesome bands in Missoula, Volumen have stuck it out, maintained their flair, and done exactly what the hell they've wanted to do throughout the various transitions in their lives and music.