Fans may recognize the two instant grat tracks. “Rolling With The Punches”
has received several placements in the USA Network’s hit show Suits
, Showtime’s comedy series Shameless
and ESPN’s Monday Night Football. “Black Holes (Solid Ground)”
which is the official lead single has amassed over 8 Million Worldwide Streams, an impressive feat by an unsigned band.
The Blue Stones have been hard at work this year playing live at some of the country’s top concert destinations. The band was front and center at this year’s Carolina Rebellion festival with MUSE and Queens of the Stone Age. The Blue Stones then went onto giving highlighted performances at Northern Invasion, Winnetka Music Festival, and the highly coveted Bonnaroo Festival.
Listening to the larger-than-life, but tight and precise blues-rock of The Blue Stones on their eOne debut, Black Holes, it is astonishing to discover all that sound and fury is created by just two people. Guitarist/vocalist/lyricist Tarek Jafar and percussionist/backing vocalist Justin Tessier have known each other since meeting as kids. But it wasn’t until attending university together that they decided to combine their talents into a musical project.
“The album’s about being a young adult and entering the real world from a sheltered environment, like college,” explains Jafar. “Feeling torn between taking the secure path or doing something that might be riskier, but you’re passionate about… following what you love as opposed to sticking to the straight and narrow.”
“We play blues-rock, though it’s not loose and dirty,” explains Tessier. “It’s lean, raw, tight, without a wasted note.”
With the release of Black Holes, The Blue Stones are ready to raise the stakes and turn up the heat.