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2014 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2014 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we will be posting individual lists here on the website. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and shop our special '14 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!


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give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 60 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 for your holiday gift-giving, and you can send music to our troops overseas, too.


[ idaho ho ho 2014 ]

idaho ho ho 2014

The 2014 installment of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is now available at The Record Exchange. Proceeds from sales of the CD go to the Idaho Foodbank!

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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

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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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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Friday, Dec. 19: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Saturday, Dec. 20: 9am-10pm

Sunday, Dec. 21: 9am-9pm

Monday, Dec. 22: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Tuesday, Dec. 23: 9am-10pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24: 8am-6pm

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31: 10am-7pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 7:30am)

New Year's Day, Jan. 1: 10am-9pm (coffee/gift shop opens at 9am)

[ best of 2014 vinyl sale ]

best of 2014 vinyl sale

Our friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL and True Panther — released some great albums in 2014, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 titles on vinyl on sale through January 15!


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black friday exclusives

Black Friday is over, but The Record Exchange still has dozens of vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!


[ buy rx gift cards online! ]

buy rx gift cards online!

Record Exchange Gift Cards can now be ordered for picky music fans from anywhere in the world!

Whether you live in town and want Aunt Sally in Sheboygan to stop sending you a Sears Gift Card, or you're Aunt Sally in Sheboygan and want to send your favorite RX shopper some store dollars, a Record Exchange Gift Card offers the perfect online shopping experience — and we'll ship it anywhere you want it to go!


[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Idaho Ho Ho 2014
Various Artists
2. The Endless River
Pink Floyd
3. Rock or Bust
4. 1989
Taylor Swift
5. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Sturgill Simpson
6. They Want My Soul
7. Classics
She & Him
8. Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters
9. Popular Problems
Leonard Cohen
10. Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga


September 1st, 2012


Happy Labor Day from The Record Exchange!

Initially, we were planning on having a one-day-only 20% off sale on Labor Day, but we got to thinking: If we were stuck in town with nothing to do all weekend, we’d want a good excuse to get out of the house. So, we decided to give you four days to save. We also wanted to give people leaving town on Friday a chance to stock up on new tunes for the road. It’s a holiday weekend, after all. Celebrate!

This weekend also marks the return of the Blue and Orange Sale. If Boise State beats Michigan State by more than 20 points, you’ll save even more on used products Saturday. And if they lose, hey, everything in the store is already 20% off so it’s a big win for you either way.


Friday: 9am-9pm
(coffee/gift shop open 7:30am)
Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-7pm
Monday: 9am-7pm

August 31st, 2012

DVD/BLU-RAY: BEEFY $4.99/$6.99 SALE!

Last week we reported on our reloaded $2.99 used bins (and new buy-2-get-1-free ongoing sale), and now we’re here to tell you about another beefed-up area of the store: discount DVDs.

Two sections — our $4.99 and $6.99 sale DVDs — have been beefed up with hundreds of newly marked-down titles across all genres of film and music. Get digging!

August 27th, 2012


The Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on Aug. 28 with Dan Deacon‘s new album America! The album will be featured during our weekly listening party at 6 p.m. Enjoy free Pie Hole pizza while you listen to America and enter to win our New Release Tuesday raffle prize!

To celebrate the new release, Dan Deacon is holding an Instagram flag photo contest, with the winning photo to be featured on a Deacon single (late-2012 release). The first five people to purchase America during the day will receive a 2-foot by 3-foot fabric flag (featuring the America artwork), then the first five people to purchase the album at the listening party will get one, too! Full details on the contest are available HERE.

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:


Dan Deacon – America

Minus the Bear – Infinity Overhead

Alanis Morissette – Havoc and Bright Lights

Easy Star All-Stars – Thrillah

Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Frank Zappa – Various Reissues

Robert Cray – Nothin’ But Love

Divine Fits – Thing Called Divine Fits

Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol. 28: 2/26/73 Lincoln, Nebraska and 2/28/73 Salt Lake City, Utah

The Flatlanders – Odessa Tapes

Townes Van Zandt – No Deeper Blue

Wood Brothers – Live Vol. 2: Nail and Tooth

Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer

Poor Moon – Poor Moon

Various Artists – Lawless Soundtrack

Matthew Dear – Beams

Katatonia – Dead End Kings

The Orb – Orbserver in the Star House

Teen – In Limbo

Dwight Yoakam – Under the Covers

Juliana Hatfield – Juliana Hatfield

The Swans – Seer (deluxe edition also available)

Jim Gaffigan – Mr. Universe

The Dunwells – Blind Sighted Faith

Mana – Exiliados en la Bahia (Lo Mejor de Mana) (deluxe edition also available)

Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering

The Chariot – One Wing

Morning Glory – Poets Were My Heroes

Headlights – Remixes

Slaughterhouse – Welcome to: Our House

Strike Anywhere – In Defiance of Empty Times

The Rippingtons – The Rippingtons

Maximo Park – National Health

Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet 10th Anniversary Special Edition

Kitten – Cut It Out EP

Casual – Respect Game or Expect Flames

Sean Rowe – The Salesman and the Shark

Maia Sharp – Change the Ending

Various Artists – Red Hook Summer Soundtrack

Etta James – The Complete Blues Rock ‘n’ Soul Private Music Albums Collection

Magic Slim and the Teardrops – Bad Boy

Oregon – Family Tree

Art Garfunkel – Singer

Dysrhythmia – Test of Submission

Caroline Herring – Camilla

Stratovarius – Various Reissues

Richard Hawley – Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Pele – A Scuttled Bender in a Watery Closet

Eagle Twin – The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale

Mothlite – Dark Age

Neptune Towers – Transmissions

I Am War – Outlive You All

Keak Da Sneak – CheddarcheeseIsay

Tobymac – Eye on It

Triumph – Live at Sweden Rock Festival


Dan Deacon – America

Minus the Bear – Infinity Overhead

Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction

Why? – Sod in the Seed

Swans – Seer

Matthew Dear – Beams

Divine Fits – Thing Called Divine Fits

Dave Matthews Band – Mercy/Gaucho

Teengirl Fantasy – Tracer

Maria Minerva – Will Happiness Find Me?

Orbital – Wonky

10 Years – Minus the Machine

Atreyu – Curse

Pierce the Veil – Collide with the Sky

Between the Buried and Me – Between the Buried and Me

Robert Cray – Nothin’ But Love

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

Snapcase – End Transmission

Otep – Smash the Control Machine

Silverstein – Arrivals and Departures


Beach Boys – Doin’ It Again DVD/Blu-ray

Queen – Greatest Video Hits DVD

Quadrophenia DVD

Sons of Anarchy Season 4 DVD

Etta James – Live at Montreux 1978-93 DVD

The Black Dahlia DVD

August 23rd, 2012


If you’re a Record Exchange regular, you know we have a robust collection of used CDs and DVDs permanently on sale for $2.99. But what you may not know is that we recently sweetened the deal to the tune of buy any 2 $2.99 used CDs or DVDs and get 1 free.

And now we’re in expansion mode, scouring the store and pulling 50 to 100 used CDs and DVDs a day to add to the $2.99 sale bins. And we’re gonna keep at it until we’ve combed through every section. Because times are tough out there. Rocking out shouldn’t be.