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.

And Now the Screaming Starts 11/14/2006
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Title: Music: "And the swart fins of doom race underfoot!"
Author: Crwm

I feel bad that I vicariously dragged everybody through the crap sci-fi/horror of Jason X. So, to make it up to you all and try to repair whatever damage that film might have done to our friendship, I humbly offer you the epic-on-a-budget sci-fi wonder that is the video for the Volumen's indie-pop "Sexy Astronaut." Thrill to the sight of uncharted planet-spheres, tremble before the horror of the sand shark, fear the otherworldly rage of the land octopuseses-es-ez-si. Enjoy.

The Volumen are a new wave outfit that hails from Missoula, Montana. They formed in 1996, went through some line up changes, and settled into the current roster by 2000. The band put out EPs in 2000 and 2001, but it wasn't until 2006 that they finally produced the full length Science Faction. You can find this album and more on their official site.

To keep my spook-site cred, here's the Volumen working a more traditional horror-vein in the video for the song "Snakes."