New Audio: Introducing the Arena Rock-Friendly Sound of Windsor, Ontario’s The Blue Stones

With the release of their 2012 release How’s That Sound?, Windsor, ON-based rock/blues duo The Blues Stones — comprised of Tafik Jafar (vocals and guitar) and Justin Tessier (drums) —  quickly found themselves with a growing national and Stateside profile as several singles appeared on  Parks & RecreationSuitsMonday Night FootballBattle Creek and others, and as a result How’s That Sound? landed on Bandcamp’s bestseller list that year. Additionally, the duo have a burgeoning reputation across both their native Canada and Detroit for an energetic and passionate live show.    

With the recent release of the band’s sophomore effort Black Holes, the members of the Canadian rock duo hope to expand their profile even further, and with the arena rock-friendly album single “Black Holes (Solid Ground),” the duo pairs power chords, thundering drumming and anthemic hooks to craft a song that sounds indebted to classic Delta blues, The Black Keys, The White Stripes and early Black Sabbath — but with a subtly psychedelic leaning that reveals a twist on a familiar and winning formula.