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.

Out There Monthly 04/11/2006
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Title: The Inland Northwest Top 10

The Inland Northwest Top 10

Northwest Bestsellers at Local Record Stores

April 2006

1. Mudhoney Under A Billion Suns (SUB POP)
2. Too Slim & The Taildraggers Beer & Barbecue Chips (Underworld Records)
3. Sammy Eubanks My Big Fat Blues Record (self-released)
4. Seaweed Jack The Captain (self-released)
5. Reverend Shines Today's Good News (self-released)
6. The Lashes Get It (RED ink/columbia)
7. Bagdad Alamode Promtape (No Sleep Records)
8. The Creeps Smear the Queer (self-released)
9. The Volumen Science Faction (wantage) )
10. Idiot Pilot We Should Meet Here (Clickpop)

This list of Northwest artists and Artists on Northwest labels is compiled from sales reports from 4000 Holes, Boo Radley's, The Long Ear, and Unified Groove Merchants.