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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. Voids
Minus the Bear
2. Divide
Ed Sheeran
3. Side Pony
Lake Street Dive
4. Last Place
Grandaddy
5. Volcano
Temples
6. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
7. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
8. Windy City
Alison Krauss
9. Graveyard Whistling
Old 97’s
10. Eponym
Steve Fulton

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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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March 24th, 2017

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIO PRESENTS: WEAVES SECOND CHANCE TREEFORT IN-STORE SET FRIDAY MARCH 24 (4PM)

Boise State Public Radio Presents the Weaves Second Chance In-store live at The Record Exchange during Treefort Music Fest on Friday, March 24 (4pm). Weaves’ official Treefort set is at El Korah Shrine later in the evening (9pm). 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 because this festival rules).

ABOUT WEAVES

In a little over two short years, Weaves have gone from a collection of voice memos on Jasmyn Burke’s iPhone to establishing themselves as one of the most stridently individual acts to emerge from Toronto’s fertile and multifaceted DIY scene. Led by the collaborative efforts of Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters, the band have built a devoted audience while capturing the attention of the international media with a brand of ebullient, art-damaged pop music as difficult to categorize as it is to ignore.

The group began in a series of sessions in the bedroom of Water’s Chinatown apartment, where Waters and Burke would record increasingly elaborate demos built from Burke’s phone full of songs. They transitioned to a full band lineup in late 2013, adding bassist Zach Bines and drummer Spencer Cole, and quickly set to work recording their debut EP, which was released on Buzz Records in the summer of 2014.

The EP made an immediate splash, garnering praise from Noisey, Rookie and Spin, and earning Weaves a “band to watch” tag from Rolling Stone. Glowing write ups of the band’s performances at that year’s CMJ from The Guardian and NME followed, cementing Weaves’ reputation as one of the year’s most exciting new bands. Word continued to spread in 2015 with the release of their single “Tick” ahead of the band’s first European tour, which included dates with Hinds, Dan Deacon and Pissed Jeans, and appearances at Glastonbury and Iceland Airwaves.

With their already sterling live show only sharpened by their time on the road, the band returned to CMJ in October and emerged as one of the hottest acts of the festival, earning “best of the festival” write-ups from NPR and The New York Times, among others, and further building the anticipation for their forthcoming full length.

Weaves released their debut LP in June 2016. They worked on the album for almost as long as they had been a band, tracking with Leon Taheny (Dilly Dally, Owen Pallett, Austra) in sessions that spanned nearly two years. Mixed by Alex Newport (Death Cab for Cutie, Melvins, At The Drive In) and mastered by John Greenham (Death Grips, Sky Ferreira), the result is an album that traverses the band’s history, exploring every facet of their always adventurous approach to pop music and leaving no idea unexplored.

The band toured the US, Canada and Europe for over 6 months in 2016, including support runs with Mitski, Sunflower Bean, Beach Slang and Dilly Dally and a slew of summer festivals (e.g., EOTR, Latitude, etc…), and culminating in a 2017 JUNO nomination for best Alternative Album Of The Year. Filled beyond bursting with hooks and possibilities, Weaves possess the sound of a band propelled forward by the thrill of discovering the limits of their sound and gleefully pushing past them.

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE:

Secret In-store Wednesday, March 22 5:30pm RSVP
Weaves Second Chance In-store presented by Boise State Public Radio Friday, March 24 4pm RSVP
Marco Benevento Second Chance In-store Saturday, March 25 5pm RSVP

FULL TREEFORT SCHEDULE:

treefortmusicfest.com/schedule

All Record Exchange in-store events are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because you don’t want to miss out on the #treefort2017 action).

March 16th, 2017

NEW RELEASE FRIDAY: SPOON, DEPECHE MODE, REAL ESTATE, GARY CLARK JR., CONOR OBERST, OBITUARY & MORE!

Here’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange!

CD:

Spoon – Hot Thoughts
Depeche Mode – Spirit (deluxe edition available)
Real Estate – In Mind
Gary Clark Jr. – Live North America 2016
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From the Fox Oakland (CD, CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray)
Milky Chance – Blossom
Conor Oberst – Salutations
Regina Spektor – Live on Soundstage
Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
The Zombies – Odyssey and Oracle 50th Anniversary Edition
Pinback – Some Offcell Voices
Obituary – Obituary
Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts: Tour Edition
Frances – Things I’ve Never Said
CJ Ramone – American Beauty
Mayday Parade – Lesson in Romantics
Fit for An Autopsy – The Great Collapse
Replacire – Do Not Deviate
Without Waves – Lunar
Zara Larsson – So Good
Pitbull – Climate Change

VINYL:

Spoon – Hot Thoughts
Real Estate – In Mind
Gary Clark Jr. – Live North America 2016
Depeche Mode – Spirit
Conor Oberst – Salutations
Obituary – Obituary
Pinback – Some Offcell Voices
P.O.S. – Chill, Dummy
Sorority Noise – You’re Not As _____ As You Think
Animals as Leaders – Weightless Silver Edition
Cherry Glazerr – Haxel Princess
Julien Baker – Funeral Pyre/Distant Solar System
Counting Crows – Recovering the Satellites
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…
Peter Gabriel – 3
Peter Gabriel – Up
Dead Can Dance – Aion
Dead Can Dance – Serpent’s Egg
Grails – Black Tar Prophecies Vol. 1 and 2
Grails – Take Refuge in Clean Living
Blasphemy – Fallen Angel of Doom
Steve Winwood – Back in the High Life

DVD/BLU-RAY:

Regina Spektor – Live on Soundstage DVD

March 14th, 2017

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO NIKKI LANE PLUS SIGNED ‘HIGHWAY QUEEN’ VINYL

Nikki Lane‘s new album Highway Queen (New West) is one of our early favorites of 2017, and we’re really excited that she’s playing the Olympic on Saturday with Robert Ellis and Jonathan Tyler. To celebrate, we’re giving away a pair of tickets plus a signed Highway Queen LP courtesy of our friends at New West – runner-up get a Highway Queen cassette!

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