The new album from The Blue Stones has been one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year for us here at MendoWerks. They released “Don’t Miss” to kick off summer then followed it up with “Good Ideas” in August. Everything we’ve heard so far has been refreshing and Pretty Monster lives up to our expectations.
The Blue Stones are a duo made up of Tarek Jafar (vocals/guitar) and Justin Tessier (drums). They hunkered down at Zane Whitfield’s NOP Studios in Ontario for more than a month earlier this year to work on the album. They brought in a series of producers to help capture the energy and vibe of their live performances.
Blue Stones ‘Pretty Monster’
Collaborations with Kevin Hissink (grandson/Demi Lovato), WZRD BLD (Highly Suspect/iDKHOW), and Joe Chiccarelli (White Strips/The Strokes) helped expand their sound to the next level. Jafar had this to say about the project.
Our mission with this album is to give rock and roll a fresh coat of paint. Track after track features heavy hitting riffs over tight beats that are tough enough for the fighters, and sweet enough for the lovers. It’s an album dedicated to controlled chaos. An untamed beast contained within a beautiful exterior.-Tarek Jafar
The latest single from Pretty Monster is “What’s It Take To Be Happy” and is available down below. While the album is available on all the streaming platforms, there are still a few copies of the limited edition red LP via their Bandcamp page if you’re down with vinyl (while supplies last).
The Blue Stones recently wrapped up a successful US tour and will be spending the fall on a run through Canada. Visit their website for details or follow along on Instagram and Tik Tok for additional updates.
- Don’t Miss
- Cards Are Down
- Good Ideas
- Stay With Me
- What’s It Take To Be Happy?
- Let Me Out
- No Angels
- Camera Roll
- Dreams On Me
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