THE BLUE STONES RELEASE NEW ALBUM PRETTY MONSTER TODAY VIA MNRK
KICK OFF CROSS-CANADA TOUR TONIGHT
STREAM PRETTY MONSTER VIA ALL DIGITAL PLATFORMS
“[Pretty Monster] plays like a rock and roll autobiography featuring strong emotional lyrics, beautiful cinematic storytelling, and above all else, a great listening experience.” – Amplify Music Magazine
TORONTO, ON – November 4, 2022 – The Blue Stones, aka Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier, have released their third album, Pretty Monster today via MNRK. After a celebration last night in their hometown of Windsor, ON, they kick off a headlining tour across Canada tonight in London, ON (all dates below). Stream and purchase Pretty Monster here.
Earlier this year, Jafar and Tessier hit Zane Whitfield’s NOP Studios in Kingston, ON for 35 straight days, writing and recording for the Pretty Monster project. Working with a few select producers, including Kevin Hissink (grandson/Demi Lovato) and WZRD BLD (Highly Suspect, iDKHOW), along with multi-GRAMMY Award-winner, Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Strokes, Spoon), the band looked to stretch their sound further, while continuing to instill every track with equal parts unchecked passion and the joyfully adventurous spirit, that their live performances have become known for.
Discussing Pretty Monster, Jafar notes, “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."
The band announced Pretty Monster with the album’s latest single, What’s It Take To Be Happy? along with a limited 180g, opaque red vinyl edition available on Bandcamp.
PRETTY MONSTER TRACKLIST:
2. Don’t Miss
3. Cards Are Down
4. Good Ideas
5. Stay With Me
6. What’s It Take To Be Happy?
7. Let Me Out
8. No Angels
9. Camera Roll
10. Dreams On Me
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
November 4 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
November 5 – Hamilton, ON @ The Studio
November 9 – Kingston, ON @ Ale House
November 10 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 11 – Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s
November 12 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Theater
November 13 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
November 17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
November 18 – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Event Centre
November 19 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
November 20 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth
November 22 – Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s
November 24 – Victoria, BC @ Capitol
November 25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theatre