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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 23-27 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2016 5-day passes go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12, including a special "locals-only" pass price of $119 for one day only at The Record Exchange!

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Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!

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pono is here!

Pono is here! The Record Exchange is now carrying the PonoPlayer, a high-resolution digital music player created with the intent of providing a higher quality digital listening experience.

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1. Blackstar
David Bowie
2. Cayamo Sessions at Sea
Buddy Miller
3. 25
Adele
4. Slow Nights
Innocent Man
5. The Astonishing
Dream Theater
6. Trumpet Vine
Belinda Bowler
7. Marguerite
Sons of Guns
8. Sermon on the Rocks
Josh Ritter
9. Let Me Get By
Tedeschi Trucks Band
10. Traveller
Chris Stapleton

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The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and vinyl in good condition Monday-Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m.

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The Record Exchange is a proud partner with Boise's Payette Brewing Company! Enjoy Payette Brewing Company beer (and for free!) at Record Exchange events such as Record Store Day, the annual holiday Bonus Club Sale and our singer-songwriter Birthday Bash celebrations!

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Go Listen Boise is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization with the mission of fostering a vibrant and diverse musical culture in the Boise area.

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October 9th, 2012

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 10/9: LISTENING PARTY WITH JOHN CALE, FREE PIE HOLE PIZZA AND MULTIPLE RAFFLE PRIZES!

The Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on Oct. 9 with John Cale‘s new album Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood! The album will be featured during our weekly listening party at 6 p.m. Enjoy free Pie Hole pizza while you listen to Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood and enter to win one of our New Release Tuesday raffle prizes – including lyric sheets hand-written on velum by John Cale and a Tame Impala vinyl test pressing!

Are you a proud owner of a Radio Boise KRBX Card? Bring it in every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and receive 20% off gift shop items and used CDs, vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray and cassettes (excluding collectibles – individual items $100 and over).

Speaking of our beloved community radio station, their new Radio Boise Tuesdays series at Neurolux is quickly becoming a new favorite on the music scene. The weekly series features local and touring bands as well as a Radio Boise DJ after each show. Radio Boise receives 20% of drink sales from every Radio Boise Tuesday show. You receive the benefit of DRINK SPECIALS at each one. The music kicks off at 7 p.m. — right after you’ve filled your belly with pizza and heard some new music at the RX!

Check out the Radio Boise Tuesdays performance schedule HERE.

Here’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:

CD

The Wallflowers – Glad All Over

Coheed and Cambria – Afterman: Ascension

Freelance Whales – Diluvia

Ellie Goulding – Halcyon (deluxe edition also available)

Wanda Jackson – Unfinished Business

Beach Boys – Various Reissues

Amy Winehouse – The Album Collection

Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Kiss – Monster

All Time Low – Don’t Panic

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Heist

Mellowhype – Numbers

Trash Talk – 119

Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

The Acacia Strain – Death is the Only Mortal

B.B. King – Mr. B.B. King (box set)

Hank Williams – The Lost Concerts

Kaki King – Glow

Suzanne Vega – Close-Up, Vol. 4: Songs of Family

Metz – Metz

Enslaved – Riitiir (deluxe edition also available)

Don Felder – Road to Forever

Django Django – Django Django

Various Artists – Ultra Dubstep

Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott – We’re Usually a Lot Better Than This

Old 97’s – Too Far to Care (deluxe reissue)

Bad Books – II

Dio – The Very Beast of Dio Vol. 2

Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

Texas in July – Texas in July

Blood Raw – Raw: Redemption

John Cale – Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Mindy Smith – The Essential Mindy Smith

Various Artists – Athens Ga.: Inside/Out

Can – The Lost Tapes

Ty Segall – Twins

Jeff Lynne – Long Wave

Barbra Streisand – Release Me

Rick Springfield – Songs for the End of the World

Script – #3

Less Than Jake – Borders and Boundaries (deluxe reissue)

Robert Glasper – Black Radio Recovered: The Remix EP

Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs – Sunday Run Me Over

Xzibit – Napalm

MGK – Lace Up

Bowling for Soup/The Dollyrots/Patent Pending – One Big Happy

Nonpoint – Nonpoint

Danko Jones – Rock and Roll is Black and Blue

69 Eyes – X

Chrome Canyon – Elemental Themes

VINYL

Dwight Yoakam – 3 Pears

Coheed and Cambria – Afterman: Ascension

Between the Buried and Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

Trampled By Turtles – Trouble

Ty Segall – Twins

Freelance Whales – Diluvia

Xiu Xiu – Air Force

Tame Impala – Lonerism

Matt and Kim – Lightning

Thee Oh Sees/The Mallard – Wait Let’s Go/Over and Under

Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne – Long Wave

Kiss – Monster

Less Than Jake – Borders and Boundaries (reissue)

Portugal. The Man – Majestic Majesty

Damien Rice – Live at Fingerprints: Warts and All

Old 97’s – They Made a Monster: The Too Far to Care Demos

Old 97’s – Too Far to Care

Gallows – Gallows

Dog Blood – Next Order/Middle Finger

Cripple Bastards – Senza Impronte

DVD/BLU-RAY

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour DVD, Blu-ray and box set

LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up and Play the Hits DVD and Blu-ray

The Who – Live in Texas ’75 DVD

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Blu-ray

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 7 DVD

Jeff Dunham – Minding the Monsters

The Drifters – Legacy of the Drifters DVD

Pat Metheny – Orchestrion Project DVD

Pendragon – Out of Order Coems Chaos DVD

Prometheus DVD and Blu-ray

October 4th, 2012

IT’S FIRST THURSDAY AT THE RX: BUY 2 GET 1 FREE SAVINGS ALL OVER STORE!

It’s First Thursday, and there’s all kinds of sexy savings throughout the store, including:

• Buy 2 get 1 free used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray and vinyl!
• Buy 2 get 1 free coffee and espresso drinks!

Plus we have the 208 Music Video Show Screening and First Borns in-store (with free Payette Brewing Co. beer) at 5 p.m. – full details HERE!

October 1st, 2012

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 10/2: LISTENING PARTY WITH BETH ORTON, FREE PIE HOLE PIZZA & VINYL RAFFLE PRIZES!

The Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on Oct. 2 with Beth Orton‘s new album Sugaring Season! The album will be featured during our weekly listening party at 6 p.m. Enjoy free Pie Hole pizza while you listen to Sugaring Season and enter to win one of our New Release Tuesday raffle prizes – including a limited-edition vinyl promo of Sugaring Season and a vinyl copy of the new Muse album The 2nd Law!

Are you a proud owner of a Radio Boise KRBX Card? Bring it in every Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. and receive 20% off gift shop items and used CDs, vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray and cassettes (excluding collectibles – individual items $100 and over).

Speaking of our beloved community radio station, their new Radio Boise Tuesdays series at Neurolux is quickly becoming a new favorite on the music scene. The weekly series features local and touring bands as well as a Radio Boise DJ after each show. Radio Boise receives 20% of drink sales from every Radio Boise Tuesday show. You receive the benefit of DRINK SPECIALS at each one. The music kicks off at 7 p.m. — right after you’ve filled your belly with pizza and heard some new music at the RX!

Check out the Radio Boise Tuesdays performance schedule HERE.

Here’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:

CD

Muse – The 2nd Law (deluxe edition also available)

Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes

Van Morrison – Born to Sing: No Plan B

Tori Amos – Gold Dust (deluxe edition also available)

Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll (deluxe edition also available)

Beth Orton – Sugaring Season

Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta

Matt & Kim – Lightning

The Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth

Mark Eitzel – Don’t Be a Stranger

First Aid Kit – Drunken Trees EP

Tift Merritt – Traveling Alone

Lindi Ortega – Cigarettes and Truckstops

Three Days Grace – Transit of Venus

The Tragically Hip – Now for Plan A

Tristen Prettyman – Cedar + Gold

Axewound – Vultures

The Vaccines – Come of Age

Heart – Fanatic

Frank Turner – Last Minutes and Lost Evenings

The Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol. 27: Oakland Coliseum Arena 12/16/92

Tilly and the Wall – Heavy Mood

The Casualties – Resistance box set

Moon Duo – Circles

Papa Roach – Connection

Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes

Various Artists – The Cobra Records Story

Andre Williams – Life

Shoes – 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes

Charlie Hunter – Baboon Strength

Yo-Yo Ma – Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet

Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made

Demetri Martin – Standup Comedian

Jerrod Niemann – Free the Music

Jackie Evancho – Songs from the Silver Screen

Nik Bartsch’s Ronin – Live in Marciac

Taken By Trees – Other Worlds

Ten Years After – Rock and Roll Music to the World

Abba – The Essential Collection

VINYL

Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes (180-gram deluxe edition also available)

Beth Orton – Sugaring Season

Yo La Tengo – Stupid Things

Iris DeMent – Sing the Delta

No Doubt – Push and Shove (picture disc)

Heart – Fanatic

Sondre Lerche – Duper Sessions

Sondre Lerche – Faces Down

Sondre Lerche – Phantom Punch

Sondre Lerche – Two Way Monologue

Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best

Serge Gainsbourg – Historie de Melody Nelson

Bathory – Bathory

Bathory – Twilight of the Gods

DVD/BLU-RAY

Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains the Same Blu-ray

Yes – Yesspeak DVD

Dark Shadows DVD and Blu-ray

Demetri Martin – Standup Comedian DVD

Cinderella Blu-ray

The New Girl Season 1 DVD

For Your Eyes Only DVD

A Dolphin Tale DVD

September 27th, 2012

DVD/BLU-RAY: PORTLANDIA SEASON 2

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The second season of Portlandia, Fred Armisen’s and Carrie Brownstein’s endearingly quirky sketch comedy show, is finally out on DVD!

In the second season, some of Portlandia’s most loved and notable characters from season one return. You know, the people who brought you memorable catchphrases such as “Put a Bird On It” and “Cacao”! They are back, along with Portland’s trusty openly reggae bass playing Mayor (Kyle MacLachlan); Peter and Nance, Spyke, the militant bike messenger, Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman, who aren’t putting birds on things anymore, and, of course, Toni and Candace, the shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore Women and Women First.

Many new residents moved into Portlandia for the show’s season two, including the “Sanitation Twins,” some serious Battlestar Galactica fans, and Kevin the Cat. Plus a whole new crop of guest stars graced Portlandia with their presence, including Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, Joanna Newsom, Annie Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent, Miranda July, Isaac Brock from Modest Mouse, Tim Robbins, and many more.

Fans also get a bunch of extras. The DVD comes with commentary with Fred, Carrie and director Jonathan Krisel over four episodes. You’ll also get behind-the-scenes footage and highlights from Portlandia: The Tour and a peek at the making of the show as well as deleted scenes. Also on the DVD are two specials: “The Brunch Village: Director’s Cut” and an “Introduction to Portlandia.”

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