Wantage's hometown heroes, Volumen, however, are more of a Montana anomaly, running contrary to the prevailing wisdom that this kind of music only reaches the public via New York art schools and European nihilists. Sure, Devo came of age in Ohio, but they at least had Rocket from the Tombs as neighbors and the Kent State shootings in the college paper. For this five-piece, the nearest major metropolis (Seattle) is 500 miles away. Maybe it's the ICBMs buried under the wheat farms and the constant F-16 flyovers from the neighboring U.S. Air Force base that caused Volumen's art-damage. This is true outsider music, in the strictest sense of the term. No tight pants or white belts here, no affectations, no fashion-just mutated, high-isotope musical weirdness. The influence list is broad, ranging from K.K. Downing and Andy Partridge to Brit Daniel and Doug Martsch.