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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Missoula Independent 02/27/2003
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Title: 2003 Best of Missoula
Author: Independent Staff

Best Local Band
Volumen rocket right into first place this year—in spite of not having played a single show (well, okay‚ one unofficial one under a different name) in nearly five months! The timing of their landslide win couldn’t have been better, either, as Feb. 28 marks the long-awaited return of these space-pop-proggers to live performance. A very encouraging year for original local music, with the Tom Catmull Band scoring a respectable second place. In third: rowdy cover-dealers the Tom Cats.