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Record Store Day is over, but The Record Exchange still has dozens of titles still available, plus limited restocks and a few late arrivals.

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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

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

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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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1. Pop Songs for Elk
Hillfolk Noir
2. Coming Home
Leon Bridges
3. Edge of the Sun
Calexico
4. Before This World
James Taylor
5. Meanwhile, Back at the Lab
Slightly Stoopid
6. Untethered Moon
Built to Spill
7. Summertime 06
Vince Staples
8. Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
9. The Monsanto Years
Neil Young
10. Freedom
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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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DUCK CLUB SHAKEY GRAVES PRE-PARTY WITH THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE FRIDAY 5/29 – IT’S THE BAND’S ONLY SHOW IN TOWN!!

there is no mountainJoin The Record Exchange and Duck Club Presents for a Shakey Graves pre-party featuring a live performance by There is No Mountain at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the RX (1105 W. Idaho St.). If you’re going to the Shakey Graves show at the Shrine, head to the store beforehand and catch a set from Treefort/Record Exchange favorites TINM! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

ABOUT THERE IS NO MOUNTAIN

Kali Giaritta // Vocals, Drums, Keys
Matt Harmon // Vocals, Guitar, Foot Tambourine

There Is No Mountain is a Portland-based husband-and-wife duo that combines percussion, guitar and an affinity for vocal harmony to create a unique brand of pop with intricate, world-music-influenced arrangements. The band’s subtly virtuosic style has been compared in print to current acts like The Dirty Projectors and classics like Paul Simon’s Graceland, but it is perhaps more telling that reviewers have tried to peg the duo’s musical influences in genres ranging from jazz to folk, classical to psychedelic rock, and world music to doom metal (all are correct!). Kali and Matt usually just call it “pop with a short attention span.”

TINM’s live set-up is an exercise in multitasking – the duo sings nearly everything in harmony while Kali plays a medley of tom drums and percussive instruments and Matt animates his acoustic guitar using nimble fingers and a bunch of carefully chosen effect pedals. African rhythms, jazz harmonies, shape-shifting arrangements, theatrical melodies and psychedelic swirls seep through the Americana exterior, making the live show a total surprise to any first-timer. After spending the last couple years on constant self-booked tours all over the country and finding themselves in situations ranging from 110-degree basements to a headline show at Lincoln Center in NYC, TINM is excited to be releasing new material this spring.

http://www.thereisnomountain.com/
http://thereisnomountain.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ThereIsNoMountain
https://twitter.com/tinmband
https://www.youtube.com/user/TINMband

KEVIN KIRK & ONOMATOPOEIA ALBUM RELEASE PREVIEW IN-STORE JUNE 2

10478931_10152840675073144_4664278927573015198_nKevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). The band is holding a release party on Friday, June 5, at the Sapphire Room (inside Riverside Hotel), 2900 E. Chinden Blvd., Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia’s new album What is the Nature of Your Emergency? will be available for purchase at the in-store!

ABOUT KEVIN KIRK & ONOMATOPOEIA

Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia is a daring ensemble that explores the musical frontiers where jazz, classical, rock, bluegrass, Celtic and Brazilian sounds converge. Led by Kevin Kirk on keyboards, with Tom Tompkins on strings and flute, Mike Seifrit on 5- and 6-string basses, Jon Hyneman on drums, Greg Perkins on saxophones, Pat Hyneman on percussion and Jeffrey Barker on flute, these seven accomplished artists perform original songs that are exuberant, high energy, direct and hope-filled for an ever anxious and chaotic world.

What Is the Nature of Your Emergency? is the band’s fifth album. The first four have been greeted with critical acclaim. Some Assembly Required made the final 50 for a Grammy Award! Idaho Public Television’s multi-award-winning, high definition broadcast of the band’s concert at the Egyptian Theatre is still broadcast both nationally and internationally. The program was given the top 2009 NETA award (the highest Public Television award for broadcast of a performance). It also garnered the 1st place Platinum Award at World Fest out of 4,500 entries at its International Film Festival. The 30th annual Telly Awards gave the broadcast its Bronze Award out of 13,000 entries!

One of Onomatopoeia’s songs was voted in the top two songs of the year by the picky listeners of National Public Radio’s “All Songs Considered.” The band’s song “Salsa To The Wallsa a la Telemann” was chosen by New York City Center to support their largest annual production, “Fall For Dance!” The song was played for 8 million viewers in New York City on a daily basis as part of the promotion of NYC’s most beloved, best attended annual production.

When not performing at jazz festivals, Kevin Kirk & Onomatopoeia especially love sharing their music with fellow Idahoans. They are also dedicated to perform with them, especially young musicians. Their most recent concerts have included some of Idaho’s brightest young string players: The Centennial High School Chamber Orchestra, The Treasure Valley Youth Symphony/Boise Junior Philharmonic and The Collegiate All Star Orchestra. For the past two years the band has collaborated with the string section of the Meridian Symphony.

LIVE OUT LOUD BATTLE OF THE BANDS BENEFIT FOR BOISE HIVE DURING IDAHO GIVES FIRST THURSDAY, MAY 7 AT THE RX

BoiseHiveLgoClrOL_PIdaho Gives is on First Thursday, May 7, and The Record Exchange is honored to be hosting Live Out Loud – Battle of the Bands, a benefit for Boise Hive, at 6 p.m.!

Two bands (Deviant Kin vs. Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants) will each have 30 minutes to perform on the new Record Exchange stage and get their fans to “vote” with a donation to Boise Hive during their set. The winning band will receive a resource package that includes rehearsal and recording time, tax and marketing consultations and more. Boise Hive, meanwhile, wins your financial support, as all donations pledged at the event will help its Idaho Gives tally!

The Record Exchange will have customer giveaways at the end of each band’s set – everyone who donates to Boise Hive gets a raffle ticket!

Boise Hive staff will be on hand to accept your donation and provide more information on the awesome resources they’re providing for local musicians!

Go Listen Boise buskers will be outside the store performing from 4-6pm, too!

SCHEDULE:

4-6pm – Go Listen Boise buskers outside the store

6pm – Introduction

6:15-6:30pm – Deviant Kin

6:45pm – First raffle for donors

7-7:30pm – Lee Penn Sky and the Oliphants

7:30pm – Second raffle for donors, announcement of winning band

ABOUT BOISE HIVE

Boise Hive was founded to provide an all-ages rehearsal and recording place for local musicians and artists. This donor-funded, volunteer-run community space aims to provide a facility where artists come to practice and hone their craft. Boise Hive empowers musicians and artists by providing affordable and soundproof rehearsal/practice space; gear rental and demo recording; education, training and other support for development; and access to resources for health and wellness.

ABOUT IDAHO GIVES

Idaho Gives is a special day for philanthropy across Idaho: a day for nonprofits to tell their stories and share their work, which enriches communities throughout our state. It’s a day for Idahoans to come together with one voice of support for our nonprofits, big and small. On May 7, 2015, join us here to find your passion, donate to your favorite causes, learn about new nonprofits, and share in the excitement!

Schedule your donation now or visit the site on Idaho Gives day to make a contribution to the nonprofits you love. Your donations could help them win extra award money! Last year, with your help, Idaho Gives raised $782,862 from 7,566 individuals who gave to more than 660 nonprofit causes.

94.9FM THE RIVER PRESENTS LORD HURON RECORD STORE DAY WEEKEND IN-STORE SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – THE BAND’S ONLY BOISE PERFORMANCE!

LH_01Alley94.9 FM The River presents the Lord Huron Record Store Day Weekend In-store at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). This is Lord Huron’s only show in town, and it will be the first performance on our new and improved stage! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Enjoy free Idaho Kombucha samples courtesy of IAMSOUND and RED Distribution, City Peanut Shop samples and bicycle parking courtesy of Boise Bicycle Project during the event!

Purchase Lord Huron’s new album Strange Trails on CD or LP and you’ll get a wristband guaranteeing your admission to the in-store! Listen to 94.9FM The River for a chance to win a pair of wristbands!

ABOUT LORD HURON

418456360992-500Ben Schneider conjured Lord Huron from the depths of Lake Huron during a trip to his family home in northern Michigan in 2010. Ancient memories, smoke over the moon and nights full of perilous laughter all bolstered the brew from which Lord Huron emerged. Ben brought Lord Huron back with him to Los Angeles, where strange young things are known to flourish, unhindered.

As the songs grew, so did the need for a band to play them. Answering the call ringing out from California, grand brethren from years past, friends and fellow Michiganders, Mark Barry, Miguel Briseno and Tom Renaud, left their respective paths, or bent each road to their own will, to reconvene out west. An old crew reformed in a new harbor.

After a pair of EPs, a debut album, Lonesome Dreams, saw release in 2012. Tours followed that found the boys in blistering deserts, reveling in sinister paradises, wandering frozen coasts and lost among the hanging fog of bygone forests. Who can say but the soles of their shoes how far they travelled and how wide?

In 2014, trail-weary but intrepid, Lord Huron set up camp deep in Los Angeles at Whispering Pines Studios to notch their latest songs and abet the journeys of others. Lord Huron will release the next chapter of their adventures, Strange Trails, on April 7.