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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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[ 2014 staff picks ]

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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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

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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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 25-29 throughout Downtown Boise. With an amazing lineup of national, regional and local music, including TV on the Radio, Trampled By Turtles, Built to Spill, Josh Ritter, Joyce Manor and hundreds more, the Treefort Music Fest is one of the most anticipated events on the Treasure Valley music calendar.

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[ ritter treefort bundles ]

ritter treefort bundles

Josh Ritter is returning to Boise for a special performance at the Cathedral of the Rockies during Treefort Music Fest, and The Record Exchange has exclusive album/ticket bundles (CD and LP) that get you a guaranteed-admission ticket to the show and Ritter's new album Acoustic Live Vol. 1!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Smoke + Mirrors
Imagine Dragons
2. Shadows in the Night
Bob Dylan
3. Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
Robert Earl Keen
4. Terraplane
Steve Earle and the Dukes
5. Terminal Current
The Ravenna Colt
6. Hozier
Hozier
7. Onward & Sideways
Joshua Radin
8. Lost in the Dream
The War on Drugs
9. I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty
10. Wallflower
Diana Krall

[ sell us your stuff! ]

sell us your stuff!

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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September 11th, 2012

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 9/11: LISTENING PARTY WITH BOB DYLAN AND FREE PIE HOLE PIZZA – ENTER TO WIN A DYLAN NUMBERED VINYL TEST PRESSING!

The Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on Sept. 11 with Bob Dylan‘s new album Tempest! The album will be featured during our weekly listening party at 6 p.m. Enjoy free Pie Hole pizza while you listen to Tempest and enter to win one of our New Release Tuesday raffle prizes: A limited edition, numbered vinyl test pressing of Tempest! and a rare Dylan 7-inch featuring tracks from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series No. 8!

We also have a limited quantity of Bob Dylan 11×13 posters (pictured) to give away free with purchase of the album (available on CD, deluxe CD and vinyl)!

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

Bob Dylan – Tempest (deluxe edition also available)

The xx – Coexist

Dave Matthews Band – Away from the World (deluxe and super deluxe editions also available)

The Avett Brothers – Carpenter

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant

Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Magic Door

The Helio Sequence – Negotiations

ZZ Top – La Future

Calexico – Algiers

Neil Halstead – Palindrome Hunches

Raveonettes – Observator

Seapony – Falling

NOFX – Self Entitled

DMX – Undisputed

Sea Wolf – Old World Romance

Blaqk Audio – Bright Black Heaven

Helvetia – Nothing in Rambling

Amanda Palmer – Theatre is Evil

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifier II

Field Report – Field Report

Residents – Duck Stab

Residents – Eskimo

Chris Knight – Little Victories

Little Big Town – Tornado

Castle – Blacklands

Therapy? – Brief Crack of Light

Mr. Gnome – Madness in Miniature

Kix Brooks – New to This Town

Lewis Black – In God We Rust

Pet Shop Boys – Elysium (deluxe edition also available)

Bob Marley – Live on Air

Kathy Mattea – Calling Me Home

Billy Talent – Dead Silence

Jerry Jeff Walker – Live from Dixie’s Bar and Bus Station

Thin Lizzy – Live on Air

Uriah Heep – Live on Air

Velvet Acid Christ – Maldire

Time Jumpers – Time Jumpers

Turbo Fruits – Butter

Hawkwind – 77

Magma – Trilogy

Weather Report – Live in Cologne 1983

Marco Benevento – Tigerface

Lee Scratch Perry – Gold Collection

Lee Scratch Perry – Master Piece

Hoobastank – Fight or Flight

Firewater – International Orange

Daddy Yankee – Prestige

Adicts – All the Young Droogs

Grave Digger – Clash of the Gods (deluxe edition also available)

Altar of Oblivion – Grand Gesture of Defiance

Evocation – Tales from the Tomb

Barclay James Harvest – Live in Concert at Metropolis

VINYL

Bob Dylan – Tempest

The xx – Coexist

David Byrne and St. Vincent – Love This Giant

Patterson Hood – Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance

Dave Matthews Band – Away from the World

The Helio Sequence – Negotiations

Calexico – Algiers

Thee Oh Sees – Putrifier II

Easy Star All-Stars – Thrillah

NOFX – Self Entitled

My Morning Jacket – Outta My System

Tom Tom Club – Downtown Rockers

Rolling Stones – Some Girls Live in Texas

Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones – Live at the Checkerboard Lounge

Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel

Van Morrison – Midnight Special

Sea Wolf – Old World Romance

Corb Lund – Cabin Fever

Neil Halstead – Palindrome Hunches

Jimi Hendrix – Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)

Trey Anastasio – Scabbard

DVD/BLU-RAY

Grateful Dead – The Closing of Winterland DVD

George Martin – Produced By George Martin

Wishbone Ash – Live from the Marquee Club

30 Rock Season 6 DVD

Lewis Black – In God We Rust DVD

Castle Season 4 DVD

September 4th, 2012

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 9/4: LISTENING PARTY WITH ANIMAL COLLECTIVE (GIFTS WITH PURCHASE) AND FREE PIE HOLE!

The Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on Sept. 4 with Animal Collective‘s new album Centipede Hz! The album will be featured during our weekly listening party at 6 p.m. Enjoy free Pie Hole pizza while you listen to Centipede Hz and enter to win our New Release Tuesday raffle prize!

We have a limited quantity of Animal Collective 7-inches and foil posters to hand out free with purchase, plus a deluxe 2LP set for our New Release Tuesday raffle prize!

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

Animal Collective – Centipede Hz

Cat Power – Sun

Stars – North

Melissa Etheridge – 4th Street Feeling (deluxe edition also available)

Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon (deluxe edition also available)

Bob Mould – Silver Age

The Music Tapes – Mary’s Voice

Matchbox Twenty – North

Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot! Live from the Planet

Propagandhi – Failed States

Fresh and Onlys – Long Slow Dance

Deerhoof – Breakup Song

Mono – For My Parents

Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance Special 30th Anniversary Edition

Korn – Path of Totality Tour Live at the Hollywood Palladium

Imagine Dragons – Night Visions

Young Guns – Bones

Dave Stewart – Ringmaster General

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Rattle Them Bones

Smash Mouth – Magic

Sheepdogs – Sheepdogs

Azure Ray – As Above So Below

Various Artists – Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap soundtrack

Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t

Ian Hunter and the Rant Band – When I’m President

Tommy Bolin – Ultimate Teaser 5

Gary Burton and Chick Corea – Hot House

Rayland Baxter – Feathers and Fishhooks

VINYL

Animal Collective – Centipede Hz (limited edition deluxe edition also available)

Cat Power – Sun (limited edition deluxe edition also available)

Stars – North (deluxe edition also available)

Deerhoof – Breakup Song

The Orb – Orbserver in the Star House

Bob Mould – Silver Age

John Wesley Harding – John Wesley Harding’s New Deal

Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t

Casket Lottery – Door

Houndmouth – Houndmouth

DVD/BLU-RAY

Korn – Path of Totality Tour Live at the Hollywood Palladium

September 1st, 2012

20% OFF STOREWIDE SALE LABOR DAY WEEKEND — SAVE FRIDAY-MONDAY!

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.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HOURS

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!