Published Oct 19, 2009As they've done before, Toronto's One Hundred Dollars continue to foster provocative thought in socially conscious songs, striking the perfect balance between meaningful lyrics and musical purity.
My Father's House is the second volume in their ambitious regional seven-inch series, in which they write songs pertaining to different cities across Canada and have local labels release them as singles. Blocks in Toronto came first and My Father's House arrives on Vancouver's Deranged Records, with an A-side inspired by that city's impoverished citizenship. Eschewing the obvious anti-Olympics stance (though it's still tangible), Simone Schmidt and Ian Russell conjure a harrowing tale of Aboriginal-settler relations, while touching upon the devastating fatality rate of female sex workers in British Columbia. It's a brutal but all-too real depiction from some vividly original songwriters.
Listen to One Hundred Dollars' "My Father's House" below: