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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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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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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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1. True Sadness
The Avett Brothers
2. Falling Into Place
Rebelution
3. Dirty Heads
Dirty Heads
4. The Getaway
Red Hot Chili Peppers
5. Teens of Denial
Car Seat Headrest
6. Blank Face
Schoolboy Q
7. Why Are You Ok
Band of Horses
8. Human Performance
Parquet Courts
9. Hardlove
Needtobreathe
10. Wildflower
The Avalanches

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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 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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THE SLANTS LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4 (6PM)

The Slants 2015 Press PhotoThe Record Exchange is excited to welcome back The Slants for a live performance at 6pm Wednesday, Nov. 4. The Slants are performing at the WavePop House later that evening. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

ABOUT THE SLANTS

Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of ’80-driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats, which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

They’ve been featured on Conan O’Brien, BBC, NPR, NBC, VICE, Huffington Post, MTV and over 1,500 radio stations, TV shows, magazines and websites across 82 countries.

Eighteen international tours, including appearances in 46 of 50 U.S. states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con and Dragon Con. The band has also provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blind Pilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S. and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”

Every one of their last seven music videos have gone viral, gaining tens of thousands of views within days. Their hit single, “You Make Me Alive,” has nearly 350,000 views.

Two recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, and Enter the Dragon) and feature international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.

They’ve won “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” from dozens of magazines, including Willamette Week, LA Weekly, Shojo Beat, Village Voice, City Beat and Rockwired.

Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more” (MRU Magazine).

October 28th, 2015

BOB SUREN ‘CRATE DIGGER’ PUNK BOOK READING AND SIGNING OCT. 29 (6:30PM)

bob suren screenPunk author, musician and collector Bob Suren will visit The Record Exchange to read and sign his new book “Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records” at 6:30pm Thursday, Oct. 29. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

ABOUT BOB SUREN AND ‘CRATE DIGGER’

cratedig_lg-1Bob Suren discovered punk rock as a teenager and spent 30 years of his life obsessing about all aspects of the genre. He is the founder of Sound Idea Record Store, Sound Idea Distribution, Burrito Records and the band Failure Face.

In “Crate Digger,” Suren’s engaging memoir, a small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and before long, punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records that he loves and begin to reissue them, open a record store, begin a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly, his life’s pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and ultimately redemption.