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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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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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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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October 8th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A TENNIS VINYL LP AND PAIR OF TICKETS TO THEIR KNIT SHOW!

tennisThe Record Exchange is super excited to be hosting a Tennis in-store on Oct. 18, and we’re giving you a chance to win a vinyl copy of their new album Ritual in Repeat and a pair of tickets to their Knitting Factory show later that evening!

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

October 7th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: WEEZER, STEVIE NICKS, JACKSON BROWNE, FLYING LOTUS, SBTRKT, CARIBOU, JASON ALDEAN, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY!

vinyl tuesday poster reduced 475It’s New Release Tuesday, and our new Vinyl Tuesday sale continues this week – customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased all day long every Tuesday!

* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.

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

CD

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach

Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

Caribou – Our Love

Broods – Evergreen

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn – Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land (deluxe edition also available)

Texas Hippie Coalition – Ride On

Nehruviandoom – Nehruviandoom

Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Zola Jesus – Taiga

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic

Johnny Marr – Playland

Philip Selway – Weatherhouse

Shakey Graves – And the War Came

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

Doug Seegers – Going Down to the River

Scars on 45 – Safety in Numbers

Minus the Bear – Lost Loves

The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator

Ex Hex – Rips

Field Report – Marigolden

Pissed Jeans – Shallow

David Bazan and the Passenger String Quartet – Volume 1

Yellowcard – Life a Sail

Kasabian – 48:13

Macy Gray – The Way

Nikki Yanofsky – Little Secret

TR3 – Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion

Sister Hazel – 20 Stages

Sixx AM – Modern Vintage

Various Artists – The Best of Me Soundtrack

O’Death – Out of Hands We Go

Minnie Driver – Ask Me to Dance

Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman 20th Anniversary Edition

New Found Glory – Resurrection

Hozier – Hozier

Wampire – Bazaar

Paloma Faith – Perfect Contradiction

Arctic Monkeys – Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne Deluxe Edition

Ry Cooder – Soundtracks

Jeff Healey – Live at the Horseshoe

Keyshia Cole – Point of No Return

VINYL

Widespread Panic – Ain’t Life Grand

Widespread Panic – Everyday

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land (deluxe edition also available)

Sun Kil Moon – Benji (clear and red colored vinyl versions)

Caribou – Our Love

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic

Zola Jesus – Taiga (deluxe edition also available)

Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

Pissed Jeans – Shallow

Minus the Bear – Lost Loves

Ex Hex – Rips

Generationals – Alix

Arctic Monkeys – Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

Sun Ra – Marshall Allen Presents in the Orbit of Ra

The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator

Old Crow Medicine Show – Sweet Amarillo

David Bazan and the Passenger String Quartet – Volume 1

Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Belle and Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant

James Brown – Soulful Christmas

Deaf Wish – St. Vincent + 3

Yellowcard – Lift a Sail

Adventures/Pity Sex – Split 7-inch

September 29th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: LUCINDA WILLIAMS, PRINCE AND EXCLUSIVE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PINK VINYL, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY AND EDMOND DANTES RELEASE PARTY!!

edmond dantes vinyl tuesdayIt’s New Release Tuesday, and a very special one because we are hosting the Edmond Dantes Release Party at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of their new EP Juno!

Our new Vinyl Tuesday sale also continues this week – customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased all day long every Tuesday!

* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.

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

CD

Edmond Dantes – Juno

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Prince – Art Official Age

Prince and 3rdeyegirl – Plectrumelectrum

Electric Wizard – Time to Die

Colbie Caillat – Gypsy Heart

Melissa Etheridge – This is M.E.

Lady Antebellum – 747 (deluxe edition also available)

Blake Shelton – No Sound Without Silence

Kat Edmonson – Big Picture

Oasis – What’s the Story, Morning Glory? Deluxe Edition

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold

Sick of It All – Last Act of Defiance

Madchild – Switched On

Finch – Back to Oblivion

The Script – No Sound Without Silence

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms

Between the Buried and Me – Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium

Slow Magic – How to Run Away

SPM (South Park Mexican) – Son of Norma

Nonpoint – Return

Decapitated – Blood Mantra (deluxe edition also available)

Stiff Little Fingers – No Going Back

Excel – Split Image Deluxe Edition

Steve Aoki – Neon Future I

Bryan Adams – Tracks of My Years

Status Quo – Frantic Four’s Final Fling: Live at the Dublin 02 Arena

Mr. Big – Stories We Could Tell

Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 15: Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77

Genesis – R-Kive

Various Artists – Link of Chain: A Songwriters’ Tribute to Chris Smither

Hot Rize – When I’m Free

Ricky Skaggs/Sharon White – Hearts Like Ours

Alabama and Friends – At the Ryman

Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien

Jon Lord, Deep Purple and Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord The Composer

Jon Lord, Deep Purple and Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord The Rock Legend

Abba – Live at Wembley

Herb Alpert – In the Mood

The Toure-Raichel Collective – The Paris Sessions

Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy

Jimbo Mathus – Jimmy the Kid

Sam Amidon – Lily-O

Pieta Brown – Paradise Outlaw

Butcher Babies – Uncovered

Flying Colors – Second Nature

Ferry Corsten – Full On: Ibiza 2014

Zodiac – Sonic Child

Weedeater – Sixteen Tons

Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Within Temptation – Hydra Media Book Tour Edition

Torch Runner – Endless Nothing

Tantric – The Blue Room Archives

Katatonia – Last Fair Day Gone Night

10 FT Ganja Plant – 10 Deadly Shots Vol. III

Meshuggah – I Remastered

Meshuggah – Ophidian Trek

1349 – Massive Cauldron of Chaos (deluxe edition also available)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – The Hightone Years

Django Reinhardt – The Best of the Broadcast Performances

Bud Powell – I Know That You Know On Stage

Charlie Haden/Jim Hall – Charlie Haden/Jim Hall

Stanley Clarke – Up

Ian Anderson – Homo Erracticus

VINYL

Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Courtney Barnett – Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Jason Isbell – Southeastern (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Half the City (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Temples – Sun Structures (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Nothing – Guilty of Everything (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Lucius – Wildewoman (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

In This Moment – Blood (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Kellie Pickler – Woman I Am (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Electric Wizard – Time to Die

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory Deluxe Edition

Touche Amore – Live on BBC Radio One: 2

Touche Amore/Title Fight – Split

Death – Spiritual Healing

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold

Frank Zappa – Apostrophe

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Joni Mitchell – Hejira

In Flames – Siren Charms

Thievery Corporation – Mirror Conspiracy

Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon

Thievery Corporation – Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi

Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall

Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music

Hudson Mohawke – Chimes

Weedeater – Sixteen Tons

King Diamond – Fatal Portrait

Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’

Freddie Hubbard – Ready for Freddie

Kenny Drew – Undercurrent

Milt Jackson – Wizard of the Vibes

Stanley Turrentine – That’s Where It’s At

Sick of It All – Last Act of Defiance

DVD/BLU-RAY

Between the Buried and Me – Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium DVD

September 22nd, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: LEONARD COHEN, APHEX TWIN, TWEEDY, GARY CLARK, JR., ALT-J, JOE BONAMASSA, TONY BENNETT/LADY GAGA, JOHN MELLENCAMP, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY!

vinyl tuesday poster reduced 475Our new Vinyl Tuesday sale continues this week – customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased all day long every Tuesday!

* Must be redeemed at time of purchase. Offer valid during regular business hours (10am-9pm) on Tuesdays only. The Record Exchange will not issue store credit for any unused portion of the Vinyl Tuesday used vinyl bonus.

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

CD

Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems

Aphex Twin – Syro

Gary Clark, Jr. – Live

Tweedy – Sukierae

Joe Bonamassa – Different Shades of Blue

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga – Cheek to Cheek (deluxe edition also available)

Julian Casablancas and the Voidz – Tyranny

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Goat – Commune

John Mellencamp – Plain Spoken

Imelda May – Tribal

Marketa Irglova – Muna

George Harrison – Various Reissues

Smashing Pumpkins – Adore Deluxe Edition

Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles

Snootie Wild – Go Mode

Tracy Morrison – Dancing Through Medbury

Various Artists – Hyperdub 10.3

Chuck Prophet – Night Surfer

The Drums – Encyclopedia

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Erasure – Violet Flame (deluxe edition also available)

The Lights – Little Machines

The Growlers – Chinese Fountain

Kenny Chesney – Big Revival

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University

Sun Ra – Marshall Allen Presents In the Orbit of Ra

Yes – Songs from Tsongas 35th Anniversary Edition

Louis CK – Oh My God

Sondre Lerche – Please

Dntel – Human Voice

Burzum – Days of Yore

Trapt – Acoustic Collection

Jackie Evancho – Awakening

Mac Wiseman – Songs from My Mother’s Hand

The Bunny Gang – Thrive

Empires – Orphan

Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’

Gary Moore – Live at Bush Hall 2007

Deep Purple – Graz 1975

Stryper – Live at the Whisky

VINYL

Aphex Twin – Syro

Alt-J – This is All Yours

Tweedy – Sukierae

King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

Goat – Commume

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Sun Ra – Marshall Allen Presents In the Orbit of Ra

David Bowie – Knock on Wood

Fleetwood Mac – Mr. Wonderful

John Mellencamp – Plain Spoken

The Drums – Encyclopedia

The Drums – Magic Mountain

Boris with Merzbow – Sun Baked Snow Cave

Wire – Document and Eyewitness

The Growlers – Chinese Fountain

Donny Hathaway – The Best of Donnie Hathaway

Tears for Fears – The Hurting

Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc.

Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey

Steel Pulse – Handsworth Revolution

Black Uhuru – Red

Dillinger Four – Midwestern Songs of the Americas

Dillinger Four – Versus God

Third World – Journey to Addis

DVD/BLU-RAY

Yes – Songs from Tsongas 35th Anniversary Edition DVD

Sting – The Last Ship DVD