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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

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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SECOND RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED!

The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our second confirmed show:

Saturday, March 23 (3 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 21, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m.

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because this festival is gonna rule).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

Shhh!

TREEFORT MUSIC FEST WARMUP PARTY FEATURING EDMOND DANTES, YOUTH LAGOON LISTENING PARTY MARCH 5: FREE PAYETTE BEER/PIE HOLE PIZZA!

The Record Exchange is proud to present the Treefort Music Fest Warmup Party featuring Edmond Dantes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. RSVP HERE.

The party includes a live set by Edmond Dantes (6 p.m.), Youth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse Listening Party (5 p.m.) and free craft beer (21+ with I.D.) and pizza courtesy of our partners Payette Brewing Co. and Pie Hole!

We’ll also have Treefort 4-day passes (including discount youth passes) for sale and raffle prizes, including a Fat Possum prize pack!

ABOUT EDMOND DANTES

edmond dantesThe genre defying duo Edmond Dantes (edmonddantesband.bandcamp.com) released Etta, their first EP of original tunes, on Feb. 12 and celebrated with a pair of triumphant release parties. Since its release, Etta has remained firmly entrenched in The Record Exchange Top 10 and garnered heaps of critical praise:

“Sassy-soulful vocals, swaggering ’80s synths and lip-curling, laid-back bass lines … shimmering atmosphere atop delicious grooves.” — Idaho Statesman

“A solid collection of pop tunes that use strong melodic hooks and straight-ahead beats to craft tunes that are equal parts The Killers and Hall and Oates.” — Boise Weekly

 ABOUT YOUTH LAGOON’S ‘WONDROUS BUGHOUSE’

wondrous bughouseWondrous Bughouse, Youth Lagoon‘s sophomore album (available on CD and vinyl March 5 at The Record Exchange; free poster with purchase!), was spawned from what he describes as “becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world.”  During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.

“Youth Lagoon is something so personal to me because writing music is how I sort my thoughts, as well as where I transfer my fears,” explains Powers. “My mental state is usually pretty sporadic … a lot of this record was influenced by a fear of mortality but embracing it at the same time. Realizing that human life is only great because it is temporary. Experimenting with ideas about dimensions. I’m not a gifted speaker, so explaining things is difficult for me. But music always makes sense.”

March 4th, 2013

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 3/5: YOUTH LAGOON LISTENING PARTY, FREE PIE HOLE PIZZA PLUS TREEFORT WARMUP PARTY WITH EDMOND DANTES LIVE!

wondrous bughouseThe Record Exchange’s New Release Tuesday series continues on March 5 with Youth Lagoon‘s Wondrous Bughouse! The album — available on CD and vinyl — will be featured during our weekly listening party at 5 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER TIME) while you enjoy free pizza from our New Release Tuesday partners Pie Hole! Get a free Youth Lagoon poster with purchase and enter to win our New Release Tuesday raffle: A Fat Possum prize pack!

The listening party will kick off our Treefort Warmup Party, which also features a live set from Edmond Dantes and free Payette Brewing Co. beer! Full details HERE.

Are you a proud owner of a Radio Boise KRBX Card? Bring it in every Tuesday pie holefrom 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 Radio Boise Tuesdays series at Neurolux features local and touring bands as well as a Radio Boise DJ after each show. Radio radio boise march 2013Boise 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

Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Josh Ritter – The Beast in its Tracks

Son Volt – Honky Tonk

They Might Be Giants – Nanobots

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels

How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion

Madeleine Peyroux – Blue Room

Kate Nash – Girl Talk

The Cave Singers – Naomi

Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London

Boz Scaggs – Memphis

Hey Marseilles – Lines We Trace

The Last Bison – Inheritance

Autechre – Exai

At the Drive-in – Acrobatic Tenement

Cloud Cult – Love

The Men – New Moon

Tossers – Emerald City

Soilwork – Living Infinite

Caitlin Rose – Stand-in

Shannon Whitworth – High Tide

Rhye – Woman

Ashley Monroe – Like a Rose

The Kingsbury Manx – Bronze Age

The New Amsterdams – Outroduction

Krokus – Dirty Dynamite

Old Man Markley – Down Side Up

Luke Bryan – Spring Break: Here to Party

Various Artists – Disco Love Vol. 3

Various Artists – Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-1983 Vol. 2

Various Artists – Change the Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987

Hiromi – Move

Olof Arnalds – Sudden Elevation

Yes – Close to the Edge SACD

Emerson Lake & Palmer – Emerson Lake & Palmer

Fiction – Big Other

Hollis Brown – Ride on the Train

VINYL

Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse

Josh Ritter – The Beast in its Tracks (deluxe edition also available)

The Civil Wars – Unplugged on VH1

Jimi Hendrix – People, Hell and Angels

Jimi Hendrix – Axix: Bold As Love

Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?

Frightened Rabbit – Pedestrian Verse

Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

The Cave Singers – Naomi

Richard Thompson – Electric

Deafheaven – Demo

Underworld – Rez (Bassnectar Remix)

Autechre – Exai

Kate Nash – Girl Talk

Robyn Hitchcock – Love From London

Boz Scaggs – Memphis

Various Artists – West of Memphis: Voices for Justice

Various Artists – Disco Love Vol. 3

Various Artists – Change the Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980-1987

Touche Amore/Pianos Become Teeth – Split 7-inch

Cannonball Adderly – Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live at The Club

Nick Waterhouse – Raina

Jucifer – Nadir

Doobie Brothers – Toulouse Street

DVD/BLU-RAY

The Dark Knight Blu-ray

Friday the 13th Uncut Blu-ray

FIRST RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 21 (5PM)!

Once again, The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our first confirmed show:

Thursday, March 21 (5 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

The secret in-store will take place right before the official festival kick-off with Finn Riggins next door at Neurolux.

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because this festival is gonna rule).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artist on the morning of March 21 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

Shhh!