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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!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

[ give the gift of music ]

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.

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[ 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

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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rx amazon store

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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rx holiday hours

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 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!

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[ 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!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

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

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TENNIS IN-STORE SATURDAY, OCT. 18 (3P)

Shervin Lainez 2Tennis will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Tennis is performing at Knitting Factory later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

ABOUT TENNIStennis

Tennis is Denver couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory.

Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient,” and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three weeks in a row. The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1, remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. The band performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

2013 brought Small Sound EP and the band’s spring tour with Haim. In September 2014, Tennis’ third full-length Ritual in Repeat was released.

SLOW MAGIC IN-STORE SUNDAY, OCT. 12

sm-summer-2014-press-photo-frontSlow Magic will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Slow Magic is performing at The Crux later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

ABOUT SLOW MAGIC
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A DIY project with worldwide scope, Slow Magic is universal and inclusive. It’s cosmic electronic music culled from the ether, yet crafted with human hands. It’s joyous, escapist, multi-disciplinary art that mixes transcendent performance with the nostalgic intimacy of two teenagers staying up too late on the phone.

How To Run Away, Slow Magic’s debut with Downtown Records, reflects this growth, oozing both otherworldly beauty and a mastery of production. Lead Single “Girls” is deconstructionist house with an organic pulse and collaged, handcrafted samples. “Hold Still” sculpts elastic organs and jazz piano into an emotionally-pummeling finale, while the melancholy “Let U Go” merges watery dub with spectral piano and “Closer” plays like a ‘90s R&B fever dream.

Slow Magic is music by your imaginary friend.

ENTER TO WIN A TENNIS VINYL LP AND PAIR OF TICKETS TO THEIR KNIT SHOW!

tennisThe Record Exchange is super excited to be hosting a Tennis in-store on Oct. 18, and we’re giving you a chance to win a vinyl copy of their new album Ritual in Repeat and a pair of tickets to their Knitting Factory show later that evening!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Tennis” HERE by midnight Thursday, Oct. 16. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Oct. 17.

* One entry per person, NOT per email address. If you have 16 email addresses and you enter with each address, we’ll just delete 15 of them. We have the technology. To be eligible to win, you must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up your prize at the store.

100.3 THE X PRESENTS ROYAL BLOOD LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE OCT. 2

Royal Blood100.3 The X presents Royal Blood live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The band is opening for the Pixies later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Purchase Royal Blood on CD or LP beginning Monday, Sept. 22, and we’ll give you a wristband for a special 100.3 The X VIP section — quantities are limited! Listen to The X for a chance to win a wristband!

ABOUT ROYAL BLOOD
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Royal Blood – vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher – have earned glowing comparisons with artists including The Black Keys, The White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age after their debut single ‘Out of the Black’ was released on the band’s own label Black Mammoth Records last year. Their self-titled debut was released in August to glowing reviews worldwide.