One Hundred Dollars to tour Canada with Elliott BROOD

Toronto's One Hundred Dollars are set to tour Canada in support of their second full length album, Songs Of Man. The band's Outside Music debut was recently included on the long list for the Polaris Music Prize. One Hundred Dollars will play a showcase at Pop Montreal before jumping on a coast-to-coast trek with Elliott BROOD (full list of dates below). The band is also excited to debut a brilliant new video for 'Powdered Confressions' from Songs Of Man (view by clicking still below). The video was directed by Exploding Motor Car (Timbre Timber, The Acorn, Bruce Peninsula) and the concept was devised by the band's Simone Schmidt.
Songs of Man reflects a change in personnel, approach and instrumentation for One Hundred Dollars. Recorded to tape over twelve days at Blue Rodeo's Woodshed studio, Songs of Man contains ten distinct narrative perspectives and the sounds to match them. Lead singer and lyricist Simone Schmidt draws from her experience as a speech facilitator:
"In that job, I'd go around life with people who don't communicate verbally and assist in verbalizing what they're thinking to the rest of the world. I had a deep friend in one person I worked with, Aaron, and I would communicate for him all over the place - the doctor's office, the strip club, therapy, the bar. I got to know a lot of different people in ways I wouldn't have other wise. Wild insights into the human condition. One of the tunes on the record is 'Aaron's Song'."
The band's debut album Forest of Tears was recorded live over 13 hours, after the band had played together for only six weeks. In contrast, each song on Songs of Man was treated differently by producer (and pedal steel player) Stew Crookes who has made records with such diverse artists as Doug Paisley, Jill Barber and Hawksely Workman.
"We set out to record one song from start to finish every day, experimenting with sounds while crafting many of the parts in studio as the recording evolved over that day," says Crookes. "This allowed us to have different and well considered textures throughout the record."
The Outside Music Label launched in 2002 and formed a management division in 2007. The current label roster includes The Besnard Lakes, Black Mountain, Jill Barber, Little Scream, Matthew Barber, Oh Susanna, One Hundred Dollars, The Sadies, Sloan and Sunparlour Players. The management roster represents Jill Barber, Matthew Barber, Sunparlour Players, and One Hundred Dollars. Outside Music began as a distribution company and still maintains its standing as one of Canada's leading distributors working with labels such as Domino, Sub Pop, Saddle Creek, Six Degrees, Fat Possum and more.

One Hundred Dollars Fall Tour Dates:
September 23 - Montreal @ Casa de Popolo (Pop Montreal) +
September 24 - Peterborough - The Gordon Best Theatre +
October 13 - Guelph @ Club Vinyl
October 14 – Hamilton @ Leander Boat Club
October 15 – London @ Call The Office
October 18 - Halifax @ The Seahorse (Halifax Pop Explosion) +
October 19 - Sackville @ George's Fabulous Roadhouse +
October 22 – Kingston @ The Grad Club
October 27 – Sault Ste. Marie @ Loplop Lounge
October 28 – Thunder Bay @ Crocks
October 29 – Winnipeg @ West End Cultural Centre
October 31 – Saskatoon @ Amigo’s
November 1 – Lethbridge @ The Slice
November 3 – Calgary @ Republik
November 4 – Nelson @ Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
November 5 - Robert's Creek +
November 7 - Cumberland @ Waverly Hotel
November 8 – Victoria @ Sugar
November 9 – Vancouver @ The Commodore Ballroom
November 11 - Kamloops @ Cactus Jack's
November 12 – Edmonton @ Starlite Room
November 13 – Regina @ The Exchange
November 17 – Sudbury @ The Townhouse
November 18 – Toronto @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
November 19 – Montreal @ La Sala Rossa
+ One Hundred Dollars only. No Elliott BROOD.