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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 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 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 select live music events!

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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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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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1. Petals
Elephant Revival
2. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
3. One More for the Road
Curtis Stigers
4. The Temple of I and I
Thievery Corporation
5. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
6. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
7. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
8. Run the Jewels 3
Run the Jewels
9. Lemonade
Beyonce
10. Epoch
Tycho

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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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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Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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February 17th, 2017

RECORD EXCHANGE TOP 10 SELLERS (WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 16, 2017)

4184572332191. Petals, Elephant Revival
2. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
3. One More for the Road, Curtis Stigers
4. The Temple of I and I, Thievery Corporation
5. Blurryface, Twenty One Pilots
6. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service, A Tribe Called Quest
7. You Want It Darker, Leonard Cohen
8. Run the Jewels 3, Run the Jewels
9. Lemonade, Beyonce
10. Epoch, Tycho

February 16th, 2017

NEW RELEASE FRIDAY: RYAN ADAMS, SON VOLT, ALISON KRAUSS, NIKKI LANE, ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND

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

CD

Ryan Adams – Prisoner
Alison Krauss – Windy City (deluxe edition available)
Son Volt – Notes of Blue
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Got Soul
Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming
Maggie Rogers – Now That the Light is Fading
Tash Sultana – Notion
The Gibson Brothers – In the Ground
Chip Taylor – A Song I Can Live With
The Orwells – Terrible Human Beings
Danny Worsnop – The Long Road Home (deluxe edition available)
Electric Guest – Plural
Grails – Chalice Hymnal
Matt Pryor – Memento Mori
Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now
Strand of Oaks – Hard Love
Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times
Big Sean – I Decided
Charlie Wilson – In It to Win It
Augustus Pablo – King David’s Melody
The Standells – Dirty Water
Jethro Tull – Stand Up (Steven Wilson Remix)
Impaled Nazarene – Latex Cult
Lorna Shore – Flesh Coffin
Once Human – Evolution

VINYL

Ryan Adams – Prisoner (indie exclusive red colored vinyl)
Son Volt – Notes of Blue (indie exclusive with autographed vinyl insert)
Various Artists – The Man Who Fell to Earth Soundtrack
Sallie Ford – Soul Sick
Eisley – I’m Only Dreaming
Parquet Courts – Captive of the Sun
Alison Krauss – Windy City
Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
Strand of Oaks – Hard Love
Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now
Danny Worsnop – The Long Road Home (deluxe edition available)
Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Got Soul
The Orwells – Terrible Human Beings
The Standells – Dirty Water
Jethro Tull – Stand Up (Steven Wilson Remix)
Augustus Pablo – King David’s Melody
The Steeldrivers – The Steeldrivers
3 Doors Down – The Better Life
Jai Wolf – Kindred Spirits
Gnaw Their Tongues – Hymns for the Broken, Swollen and Silent

PAYETTE BREWING CO. PRESENTS RX TREEFORT WARMUP PARTY WITH COUNTRY LIPS FIRST THURSDAY 3/2

countrylips_10-Jake_CliffordPayette Brewing Co. presents the Treefort Music Fest Warmup Party featuring Seattle honky-tonk rockers Country Lips live at The Record Exchange at 6 p.m. First Thursday, March 2. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 5:30! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Country Lips are performing at the Olympic later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

Treefort Music Fest (March 22-26) is almost here, and we’re ready to start partying. If you don’t have a five-day Treefort pass yet, you can get one at The Record Exchange! You can also enter to win a Treefort pass at the event (must be present to win).

There’s also a First Thursday Treefort Art Walk, with local businesses (including us) featuring Treefort-inspired window art from local artists!

ACCOLADES FOR COUNTRY PIE

A wily eight-piece band of merry shitkickers from Seattle called Country Lips who specialize in a fortified brand of slap-back, honky-tonk, and countrified rock and roll. If you like Merle Haggard, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and some of Skynyrd’s jukier numbers, you’ll want to step on into this. Their latest full-length, Nothing to My Name, was mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse), and with it, the Lips have made giant strides. Out of the gate on “Black Water,” guitar-picked riffs and piano lock in and run together. They’re shooting whiskey while shooting skeet, and they’re nailing the same flying clay target right down the middle every time. Fiddle and mandolin rise out of the breakdown; somebody shimmies in the corner. The room stomps and spins. A three-part harmony rings up the chorus, and the tight-licked riff reloads again. —Trent Moorman, The Stranger

Outlaw spirit has faded since back in the day, but Country Lips might be the pick-me-up line of speed country needs to start kicking ass again. — Keegan Hamilton, LA Weekly, “Badass Country Punk Band Descends on Los Angeles”

Grab your sturdiest dancing boots and your best (well, least threadbare) flannel and be ready for a rowdy ol’ time with a big dose of twang. It’s not the alternative country of today’s big charts; this is more the whiskey-fueled honky-tonk of rustic bars with peanut shells littering the floors. —Geno Thackara, That Mag