Pop, indie rock, and Father John Misty are connected to Beyoncé, thanks to Lemonade’s lengthy credits list. You can also add Canadian punk to the Seven Degrees of Lemonade list. Ontario’s Zex took to Facebook to note that the A-Side of their recent album Uphill Battle has been accidentally printed on some pressings of the opening side to Lemonade’s yellow vinyl. So to anybody taken aback by Beyoncé’s punk-as-f**k transformation, surprise, you’ve actually discovered Zex.
— Dale Lush™ (@dalelush) September 17, 2017
While Beyoncé’s team has yet to comment, Zex appears to have taken the accident in stride, a reasonable attitude to have when you’ve suddenly found yourself on a release from one of the world’s biggest stars. “Yeah we are getting some copies,” the band’s account said on the Facebook comments. “We were on the split after all hahahaha.”
This article was originally published on SPIN.
UPDATE 09/18/2017 4:15 p.m. EST:
Following news of the Lemonade vinyl mishap, Columbia Records Publicity issued a statement to remedy the situation:
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.