The Blue Stones delighted fans earlier this fall with the release of their Live On Displayperformance video. Today, the alt-rock duo made the dynamic performance available in the form of an EP available in both digital + physical formats. The Live On Display EP features live and studio versions of the band’s singles “Let It Ride,” “Grim,” “Careless,” and “Shakin’ Off The Rust,” offering multiple listening experiences and showing a more complete view of each track. The vinyl for Live On Display will be available for purchase through the band’s store on November 27th in a beautiful, limited-edition translucent orange crush pressing released through Entertainment One (eOne).
Side A of Live on Display showcases live versions of the singles, which were recorded at Ontario antique store, Smash Salvage. On the tracks, you can hear Tarek Jafar (vocals/guitar) and Justin Tessier (drums) play their hearts out, offering a stadium-sized sound coming out of a small-room setting. Side B offers the studio-recorded versions of the songs, which were worked on with producer Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots, Walk The Moon). The set kicks off with The Blue Stones’ most recent release – the explosive rock anthem “Let It Ride” – before diving into the lo-fi meets grunge vibe of “Grim.” From there, the band puts their range as songwriters on full display with “Careless,” an alternative R&B track complimented by a finessed mix of keys, vibey guitars, and 808 kicks and snare. The band closes with hit single “Shakin’ Off The Rust”, which charted Top 5 at U.S. radio on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Radio and has seen over 11 million streams worldwide. Live On Display hits digital streaming service this Friday, November 27th and you can pre-save it here now.
Side A – Live on Display
Track 1: Let It Ride – Live on Display
Track 2: Grim – Live on Display
Track 3: Careless – Live on Display
Track 4: Shakin’ Off The Rust – Live on DisplaySide B
Track 1: Let It Ride
Track 2: Grim
Track 3: Careless
Track 4: Shakin’ Off The Rust
When Jafar and Tessier formed The Blue Stones, they were facing uncertainty about who they were individually. What they did know for sure, though, was that they wanted to make music together – and, so they did. Following the success of their debut album, Black Holes, the band quickly found a following in the alternative rock world that led to them sharing the stage with the likes of grandson, Welshly Arms, and Reignwolf. As they began working on new music, The Blue Stones caught the attention of producer Paul Meany (Mutemath, Twenty One Pilots), with whom they eventually entered the studio with. Working with Meany led to The Blue Stones exploring – and creating – music in a different way than they had before, with Jafar taking a new approach when it came to tackling lyrics. Through this process, the band truly discovered who they were during the writing process. They’ve crafted something that shimmers with such purity and truth – musically and lyrically – that one can’t help but be swept up and carried off by the songs they’ve constructed. With a new album set for release next year on Entertainment One, The Blue Stones show no signs of slowing down as one of alternative rock’s most exciting acts.