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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New-Noise.Net 04/25/2006
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Title: Science Faction Review
Author: Jim Merrett

Volumen - Science Faction
By Jim Merrett
Fermented in remote Montana, think of this as a cheeky, potent moonshine. An aromatic nose of Violent Femmes with grisly, full-bodied Kyuss riffage and The Cramps-style trashing about the kick that hit the back of your throat. Halfway point ‘The Launch’ even toys with OK Computer-era Radiohead. Beneath the creepy hick exterior a certain sophistication bubbles. These guys know their influences and while they toil in a relative backwater, the rest of the world has turned back on itself, digging up revival after revival, bringing them back to speed. And so redneck new-wave doesn’t sound that unlikely. The excitement mounts to the point you can feel the band playing through wide grins. Crank it up and enjoy.