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Processing plant mixes up Canadian punk band and Beyoncé's Lemonade

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As reported by Pitchfork, the highly anticipated vinyl release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade has come with some bonus tracks for a few lucky buyers—or, to be more accurate, it came with some incorrect tracks for a few unlucky buyers. Apparently, the processing plant had mistakenly pressed a handful of tracks from Canadian punk band Zex in place of the Beyoncé songs. Zex, which is probably pretty thrilled about this, shared a post on Facebook with a clip from one of the tracks along with the caption “#ZexBeyoncésplit.”

Columbia Records has also released a statement, explaining what happened and absolving both Beyoncé and Zex of any blame:

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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