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Pitchfork: Beyoncé’s Lemonade Vinyl Mispressed With Songs by Canadian Punk Band Zex

The first half of their 2017 album Uphill Battle appears on the A-side of Bey’s lemon-yellow record

Beyoncé (Kevin Mazur/WireImage); Zex (courtesy of Earsplit PR)
Beyoncé (Kevin Mazur/WireImage); Zex (courtesy of Earsplit PR)

This month saw the official vinyl release of Lemonade, Beyoncé’s massive 2016 album. Some of those who received their orders, however, may have been taken aback when they dropped the needle on Side A of the lemon-yellow vinyl record. According to a Facebook post from Canadian punk band Zex, the A-Side of their recent album Uphill Battle (featuring songs such as “Burn the Flag,” “Child Soldier,” and “No Sanctuary”) appears on the opening side of Lemonade, where tracks like “Hold Up” should be. Watch videos of the mispressed record playing below. A representative for Magic Bullet Records, which released Uphill Battle, confirmed the legitimacy of the mispressed LP. Columbia Records sent Pitchfork the following statement:

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.

The accidental Zex/Beyoncé split LP follows a recent mispress where Queens of the Stone Age songs appeared on a new album by Gordi. “I anticipate either people won’t notice or they’ll appreciate the dynamic shift,” Gordi joked about the incident.

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Rebuilder – Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year nominee for the 2016 Boston Music Awards

Rebuilder | Rock & Roll in America | LP

REBUILDER – Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year nominee for the 2016 Boston Music Awards

Rebuilder have toured extensively in 2016 and they will be playing with Dropkick Murphys on 3/17 @ House of Blues Boston

Rebuilder | Rock & Roll in America | LP

2016 Boston Music Awards Punk Hardcore Artist of the Year nominee Rebuilder! Their latest album as described on “Is there such a thing as mature pop-punk? If so, then Rebuilder are one of the best bands doing it. Their 2013 self-titled EP was a pleasant surprise and showed they had the chops to go far. Two years down the line and it seems that they’ve decided to explore a bit more and open up towards a sound that’s a bit more dynamic than Rebuilder — and in doing so, they show that they’re fully ready to travel the long road and make it theirs. This album’s more wholesome and feels like a sonic shift in the right direction — one that’s riskier and bolder, but still cultivates a sound that doesn’t shy away from the melodic punk prominent on their previous stuff. Rock & Roll In America is rife with passion, charisma and ultimately, it’s a big move up for this Boston-based unit.”

GTIN ( UPC / EAN / ISBN ) 823819036417
Label Panic State Records
Sku PSR020
SRP $21.99

Track Listing:

The National Bohemian
Look What You’ve Done
Heart Attack
Le Grand Fromage
Empty Streets
When I Grow Up
The White Flag
Hope Diamond
American Dread (A Frontier)

Rebuilder | Rock & Roll in America | LP
Rebuilder | Rock & Roll in America | LP

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Aristocrats World Domination Tour Continues – S. America Dates Announced!

We know it’s taken a long time to make this announcement, but we can finally say that The Aristocrats are coming to South America!



11-Nov – Monterrey, MEXICO – C3
13-Nov – Mexico City, MEXICO – TBA
15-Nov – Sao Paulo, BRAZIL – Carioca Club
17-Nov – Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL – Circus Rock Bar
20-Nov – Florianopolis, BRAZIL – Centro Integrado de Cultura
23-Nov – Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA – Nice To Club
25-Nov – Santiago, CHILE – Teatro La Cupula
27-Nov – Bogota, COLOMBIA – Auditorium Fernando Sor

Not all shows have tickets available for sale yet. These links will go live over the coming weeks. We recommend watching our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website calendar page for the latest info.

To our fans in South America: Thank you for being so patient, and we are looking forward to finally playing for you!

Also, to our fans in Asia, there have been a couple of changes to our tour schedule, specifically in India with venues. Here is the latest info on that:


Sept 5 – Fukuoka, JAPAN – Gate’s 7
Sept 6 – Osaka, JAPAN – BigCat
Sept 7 – Nagoya, JAPAN – The Bottom Line
Sept 8 – Kawasaki, JAPAN – Club Citta
Sept 10 – Bangkok, THAILAND – M-Theatre
Sept 12 – Kolkota, INDIA – Rang Durbar, Swabhumi
Sept 14 – Bangalore, INDIA – The Humming Tree
Sept 16 – Mumbai, INDIA – blueFROG
Sept 18 – New Dehli, INDIA – Hard Rock Cafe
Sept 21 – Kathmandu, NEPAL – Tangalwood
Sept 25 – Taipei, TAIWAN – Riverside Live House
Sept 27 – Shenzhen, CHINA – A8 Live
Sept 29 – Hong Kong, KONG KONG – The Hangout
Oct 2 – Perth, AUSTRALIA – John Inverarity Theatre
Oct 4 – Adelaide, AUSTRALIA – The Gov
Oct 6 – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – The Bendigo Hotel
Oct 8 – Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Manning Bar
Oct 10 – Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – The Crow Bar

All India dates except Kolkata are sold out as of this writing. What an amazing response – thank you India! If you didn’t get a ticket and you wanted to go, again, stay tuned to all of the links (Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website calendar page) for the very latest information on any changes in the situation.

Lots of flying coming up! Hope to see our friends in the far corners of the world very soon.

Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats

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Rotten To The Core Records Now Available From Hostile City!

Rotten To The Core Records

Hostile City Distribution is pleased to announce the addition of Rotten To The Core Records!

The original Rotten To The Core Records. Founded in 2003 by Robert Janis. Rotten To The Core Records is a DIY punk//hardcore label & mail-order originally from Lancaster, CA & is now located in Ventura, CA. Originally a distro until its first release in October 2008.
With a diverse range of artists spanning the likes of Thulsa Doom to Oi Polloi RTTC Records is a fine addition to the Hostile City roster! Welcome aboard!