Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Vinyl Release Infiltrated by Canadian Punk Band
Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Vinyl Release Infiltrated by Canadian Punk Band

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Vinyl Release Infiltrated by Canadian Punk Band

A Canadian punk band was the unintentional benefactor of a manufacturing mishap

Last week was supposed to mark the anxiously-awaited arrival of Beyonce's audiovisual bomb, Lemonadeon vinyl.

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And while the puckered-yellow pressing was, in fact, liberated well over a year since its initial release, some fans have noticed a markedly harder sound from Mrs. Carter. Only, that's not her at all. According to SPIN, a number of Lemonade pressings landed with tracks from a Canadian punk band etched into the A-side. The band, Zex, took to their Facebook page to clarify what must have been a pretty confusing moment for analog-minded members of the hive. In the comment section of a posted video displaying the manufacturing error, the band explains that "plates getting mixed up at the pressing plant" was at fault here. No word on just how many copies have made way out of the factory, but there's already a Discogs listing, and the mispress will not go cheap.

Columbia Records released a statement stating:

"Due to human error at the Celebrate Records plant in Germany, which Sony uses to manufacture vinyl, a small amount of the European run of the Beyoncé Lemonade vinyl included music from Canadian punk band, ZEX, on Side A. Beyoncé and ZEX were not aware of or responsible for the mispress. Fans who purchased the vinyl will be refunded and given a replacement copy. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused."

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You can hear Zex's Uphill Battle played off a copy of Lemonade in the video above. Hit the link to pre-order the correct pressing of Beyonce's latest via The Shop.