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2016 staff picks

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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black friday exclusives

Black Friday is over, but we still have many of the 125+ vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!

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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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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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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. 16
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
9am - 10pm
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
9am - 7pm
MONDAY, DEC. 19
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
FRIDAY, DEC. 23
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24
8am - 6pm
CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 25
Closed
NEW YEAR’S EVE, DEC. 31
9am - 9pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY, JAN. 1
10am - 7pm

[ give the gift of music ]

give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 50 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 plus 40 select sale-priced vinyl LPs for your holiday gift-giving!

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idaho ho ho 2016

The 2016 edition of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is 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 sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are on sale at The Record Exchange starting Sept. 9!

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rx top 10

1. Idaho Ho Ho Vol. 7
Various Artists
2. Blue and Lonesome
Rolling Stones
3. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
4. Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Metallica
5. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
6. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
7. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
8. 22, A Million
Bon Iver
9. Day Breaks
Norah Jones
10. Sea Change
Beck

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94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS JOSH RITTER LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE SUNDAY, OCT. 11 (RITTER’S ONLY SHOW IN TOWN); GET A VIP WRISTBAND WITH ‘SERMON ON THE ROCKS’ PREORDER!

JoshRitter-PressPhoto-5-landscape94.9 FM The River presents Josh Ritter live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. This is Ritter’s only show in town in celebration of his new album Sermon on the Rocks (out Oct. 16), and fans will have the opportunity to purchase the album (CD or LP) before its official release date! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission to the in-store will be available Wednesday, Aug. 5 with preorder of Sermon on the Rocks, available in four versions:

– Standard CD

– Limited edition deluxe CD (with bonus CD of demo/home recordings)

– Standard vinyl (with download card)

– Limited edition deluxe vinyl (with blue colored vinyl, bonus CD of demo/home recordings and download card)

TRACK LIST:

1. Birds of the Meadow (3:14)
2. Young Moses (4:09)
3. Henrietta, Indiana (3:44)
4. Getting Ready To Get Down (3:16)
5. Seeing Me Round (4:58)
6. Where The Night Goes (3:50)
7. Cumberland (2:17)
8. Homecoming (5:31)
9. The Stone (3:55)
10. A Big Enough Sky (2:48)
11. Lighthouse Fire (3:12)
12. My Man On A Horse (Is Here) (3:49)

ABOUT JOSH RITTER AND ‘SERMON ON THE ROCKS’

JR_Sermon_Album_Cover_itunes“…I wanted to make something grand. I wanted it to swing hard. I wanted to peek through death’s keyhole. I wanted my monster to run …” – Josh Ritter

Sermon on the Rocks, the new album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released October 16 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers. In advance of the release, the first single, “Getting Ready To Get Down,” premiered last month at NPR Music.

Produced by Ritter and Trina Shoemaker (Queens of the Stone Age, Emmylou Harris), the 12-song album was recorded over two weeks at New Orleans’ The Parlor Recording Studio and features Matt Barrick from The Walkmen on drums, Zachariah Hickman on bass, Josh Kaufman on guitar and Sam Kassirer on piano.

Of his inspiration behind Sermon on the Rocks, Ritter comments, “I wanted to play messianic oracular honky-tonk.”

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums, including his most recent, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise—NPR Music called it “…gorgeous and glorious,” while Pitchfork asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made is debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, Bright’s Passage (Dial Press/Random House). Of the work, Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, “Shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”

FIRST THURSDAY, OCT. 1: LED MUSIC/DANCE PERFORMANCE

_Q2A8868retBridgeJoin us on First Thursday, Oct. 1, for a special music/dance performance by LED at 6 p.m. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

LED is a bold new arts organization with collaboration at its core. Within their performances they create visceral worlds where music, dance and visuals collide. For their first Thursday performance at The Record Exchange, they’ll be performing excerpts from their evening-length work, This Side of Paradise, to be premiered at the Morrison Center Oct. 10. A collaborative work between Andrew Stensaas and Ryan Peck of Edmond Dantes and choreographer/dancer Lauren Edson (formerly of the Trey McIntyre Project), This Side of Paradise draws inspiration from the tumultuous relationship of Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald for a performance that “blends a sophisticated score, riveting movement and stunning visuals” (Seattle Times).

ABOUT LED

Through a fusion of artistic mediums, LED reawakens the performing art experience with live original music, movement, sound and visual design. Our collaborators transform traditional and non-traditional spaces into a visceral world to transcend the artist/audience relationship.

LED stands for innovation, malleability and leadership. Based on the principles of the Light Emitting Diode for its innovation in the 21st century, the chemical element of Lead (PB) for its strength and malleability, and Leadership. All of these principles dictate the foundational format of this company’s artistic purpose, which is to innovate and change the way collaborative arts are perceived and how they influence. We are leaders in the progression of not only community-based collaborations, but national ones as well.

YOUTH LAGOON LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE SEPT 18; GUARANTEED-ADMISSION WRISTBAND WITH ‘SAVAGE HILLS BALLROOM’ PREORDER – GET THE ALBUM BEFORE RELEASE DATE!

YT_2400x2400_grandeYouth Lagoon will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. This special performance is in celebration of Youth Lagoon’s new album Savage Hills Ballroom (out Sept. 22 on limited-edition gold vinyl and Sept. 25 on CD), and fans will have the opportunity to purchase the album before its official release date for one day only on Sept. 18! This is a LIMITED-CAPACITY EVENT. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission to the in-store are now available with preorder of Savage Hills Ballroom. If we sell out of wristbands, you can still purchase the album on Sept. 18 before or after the performance (9am-9pm).

ABOUT YOUTH LAGOON AND ‘SAVAGE HILLS BALLROOM’

Youth Lagoon – aka Boise native Trevor Powers – is releasing his third album, Savage Hills Ballroom, on Sept. 25 via Fat Possum Records (limited-edition gold vinyl comes out on Vinyl Tuesday, Sept. 22). Often perceived as a recluse (his first LP is called The Year of Hibernation, after all), on Savage Hills Ballroom Powers has fully opened himself to the world for the first time ever. The 10-track collection is his most ambitious, unguarded work to date, recorded in Bristol, UK and co-produced/mixed/engineered by Ali Chant (PJ Harvey, Gravenhurst).

While touring on his last record, 2013’s Wondrous Bughouse, Powers got a call that one of his closest friends had unexpectedly passed away, forcing him to cancel the rest of the tour and head back to Idaho. He says, “That experience made me start viewing Youth Lagoon differently – it was a complete refocus for me.”

This sense of gilded rebirth floods the instrumentation on Savage Hills Ballroom – Power’s vocals are largely unadorned and his pop-conscious electronics reach new feats of precision. Meanwhile the lyrics explore darker territory. “Kerry” is the story of Powers’ revered uncle whose drug addiction led him to running from the law for most of his adult life, while “Highway Patrol Stun Gun” imagines Biblical end-times through the lens of the recent cases of police brutality.

NPR called Wondrous Bughouse “the most arresting headphones record you’ll hear all year,” but on Savage Hills Ballroom Powers has taken off the cans and made a record meant to communicate, rather than shut out. “I think I’ve had a lot of barriers in my life in general that I don’t let people past, and I’ve gotten really sick of all that,” he explains, “It’s too tiring trying to pretend you don’t have as many flaws as everyone else.”