It took me a while to figure out what happened. But I think this is it.
Beyonce put out a vinyl version of her universally acclaimed musical/video project this week. It’s on yellow vinyl!
The problem? Side A doesn’t include Side A of Beyonce’s album. Somehow the pressing plant instead injected a side of a Canadian punk rock band called Zex’s songs onto that Beyonce A Side.
Good for Zex, though it’s hard to see where the audiences overlap. But the mishap got me listening to a few Zex tracks. (Frankly, I’ll listen to anything Canadian.)
My evaluation? Zex has a dynamic singer and decent chops, but the songs? Yeah, I know. Try this:
And you know, after listening to so much crap fake punk rock for a long time, this stuff seems pretty heartfelt, which is nice. Songwise? Maybe not all the way there, but the heart and head are in the right place.
I hope the mistake helps them. Here is an interview about the whole fiasco.