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2016 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. 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 select live music events!

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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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1. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
2. Unleashed
Skillet
3. Windy City
Alison Krauss
4. Petals
Elephant Revival
5. One More for the Road
Curtis Stigers
6. 25
Adele
7. Tell Me I’m Pretty
Cage the Elephant
8. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
9. Highway Queen
Nikki Lane
10. Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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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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Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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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.

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS MATT NATHANSON LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – ONLY SHOW IN TOWN; WRISTBAND AVAILABLE WITH ‘SHOW ME YOUR FANGS’ (CD/LP)!

matt_nathanson94.9 FM The River presents Matt Nathanson live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at noon Saturday, Oct. 24. This is Nathanson’s only show in town! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission to the in-store are available with purchase of Show Me Your Fangs on CD or vinyl (vinyl available Oct. 30).

ABOUT MATT NATHANSON AND ‘SHOW ME YOUR FANGS’

show-me-your-fangs-albumMatt Nathanson’s new album Show Me Your Fangs, his tenth studio recording, delves deeper and further into the complexities and observations of everyday life than any of his previous albums. Songs such as “Giants,” “Bill Murray,” “Adrenaline,” “Washington State Fight Song,” and the title track tell vivid stories touching on the overall theme of self-identity and how we choose to reveal ourselves. These vignettes are all offered wrapped in richer, musical textures with Nathanson’s signature seductive hooks. In as much as these songs have a solemn message, leave it to Nathanson to offer the perfect counter balance with the sultry ’70s soul groove of single “Gold In The Summertime.”