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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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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 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 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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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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Strangers to Ourselves
Modest Mouse
2. The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
3. Tracker
Mark Knopfler
4. To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
5. Another Eternity
Purity Ring
6. Complicated Game
James McMurtry
7. Sour Soul
Badbadnotgood and Ghostface Killah
8. Sing Elliott Smith
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield
9. 1989
Taylor Swift
10. Eclipse
Twin Shadow

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SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE REVEAL: SAGE FRANCIS TONIGHT AT 5PM!

sage_francisToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Sage Francis!

Francis (playing a 21+ Treefort show at Reef at 12:30 a.m. tonight) will deliver a special spoken word performance at 5 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway and we have them for sale at the store).

ABOUT SAGE FRANCIS

Dubbed as the “forefather of indie-hop,” Sage Francis first made a name for himself in the spoken word scene and by winning the most highly coveted titles in the emcee battle circuit during the early 2000s.

After that, Francis set aside the more boastful sides of rap and became recognized for his poetic leanings and the scathing socio-political commentary in the lyrics featured on his Strange Famous and Epitaph Records releases. Like so many great songwriters before him, Francis uses his gifted wordplay for a much greater good, creating vivid narratives and heartfelt confessionals to instigate and inspire the listener. Whether either of those things happen, his dying wish is simply for his beard to grow so long that he can fuck it.

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 21, 5 p.m. — Sage Francis
Friday, March 22, 4 p.m. — ?
Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m. — ?
Sunday, March 24, 4:30 p.m. — ?

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

FOURTH 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 fourth confirmed show:

Friday, March 22 (4 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.
Friday, March 22, 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 23, 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 24, 4:30 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!

THIRD 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 third confirmed show:

Sunday, March 24 (4:30 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.
Sunday, March 24, 4:30 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!

DANIEL BACHMAN IN-STORE/SALLIE FORD & AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE MEET-AND-GREET FRIDAY, MARCH 8!

sallie danielDaniel Bachman (Tompkins Square) will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) followed by a Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside meet-and-greet at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8. This is Bachman’s only show in town! Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside are playing Neurolux 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. RSVP HERE.

ABOUT DANIEL BACHMAN

daniel bachman seven pinesWATCH AN NPR FEATURE ON BACHMAN HERE.
WATCH A LIVE VIDEO OF BACHMAN HERE.

Daniel Bachman is a 22-year-old musician born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has been playing what he describes as “psychedelic Appalachia” since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar-centered focus.

Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the U.S., sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of Luck In The Valley.

His newest effort is the full length LP Seven Pines, sprung from a year living and working in the city of Philadelphia. The sound results in a combination of homesick worried blues and the ecstatic buzz of fresh experience and a new life in unknown territory. Familiar and known, but also seeking to access memories from lives past, dead and gone.

ABOUT SALLIE FORD AND THE SOUND OUTSIDE

featured new releasesSallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s new record Untamed Beast is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a cross between “Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits” (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group – Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) – recorded the album’s 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon.

On the new album the band creates a powerful statement on finding freedom through defying conformity. Through clever (often racy) turns of phrase, Sallie twists traditional notions of gender and genre. She says “it’s time for a girl to infiltrate the boys world of rock n roll and grab it by the balls. To me rock n roll isn’t a genre, it’s an energy.” From the exuberantly sexy “Do Me Right” to the free-spirited cry of “Party Kids,” Untamed Beast has a lust for life.

Untamed Beast is the follow up to 2011′s Dirty Radio, which Brooklyn Vegan called “phenomenal [and] monumental.” In 2011, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside made their national television debut on Letterman, were one of the most talked about new performers at Bonnaroo, the Newport Folk Fest and Bumbershoot, and were championed by Jack White and The Avett Brothers.