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Here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 18 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!

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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!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

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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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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. Strange Trails
Lord Huron
2. Strangers to Ourselves
Modest Mouse
3. Carrie & Lowell
Sufjan Stevens
4. Here Come the Girls
London Souls
5. Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
Courtney Barnett
6. Beat the Champ
The Mountain Goats
7. Kintsugi
Death Cab for Cutie
8. No Pier Pressure
Brian Wilson
9. Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. The Ruffian’s Misfortune
Ray Wylie Hubbard

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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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November 18th, 2014

PRE-ORDER MARIANNE FAITHFULL VINYL AND GET A RARE FLEXI-DISC RECORD!

418456190075-240Marianne Faithfull’s new album Give My Love to London is the 20th studio album of her career and her distinctive voice is in fine form on it.

We have it right now on CD, but we know a lot of you are holding out for this classic rock voice on vinyl. That vinyl is coming in December, and we’re offering a special rare flexi-postcard single of the song “True Lies” FREE right now with Give My Love to London vinyl pre-orders!

Watch a video interview with Marianne Faithful discussing the new album HERE.

November 3rd, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: NEIL YOUNG, BOB DYLAN, PAUL MCCARTNEY, MODEST MOUSE PLUS VINYL TUESDAY SAVINGS!

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

Neil Young – Storytone (deluxe edition also available)

Bob Dylan – The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Raw (deluxe box set also available)

Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita

Calvin Harris – Motion

Paul McCartney and Wings – At the Speed of Sound

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars

Bette Midler – It’s the Girls

Mineral – The Complete Collection 1994-1998

Isis – Oceanic

Ani DiFranco – Allergic to Water

Doobie Brothers – Southbound

Mariachi El Bronx – III

Thelonious Monk – Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Recordings

Theophilus London – Vibes

Teyana Taylor – VII

T-Pain – T-Pain Presents Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits

Mark Kozelek – Sings Christmas Carols

Over the Rhine – Blood Oranges in the Snow

Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium (deluxe edition also available)

Various Artists – Uncompromising Expression: The Singles Collection (Blue Note)

Wax Tailor – Phonovisions Symphonic Orchestra

Spain – Sargent Place

Gruff Rhys – American Interior

Big Star – Live in Memphis

Pvris – White Noise

John Denver – All of My Memories

Arca – Xen

Clark – Clark

Psychostick – IV: Revenge of the Vengeance

Eric Bibb – Blues People

Major League – There’s Nothing Wrong With Me

Close Talker – Flux

VINYL

Modest Mouse – Too Many Fiestas For Rueben/Cowboy Dan

Paul McCartney and Wings – At the Speed of Sound

Paul McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars

Various Artists – Music from the Motion Picture Elf

Dean Blunt – Black Metal

Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita

Kode9 and Spaceape – Killing Season

Clark – Clark

Mariachi El Bronx – III

Big Star – Live in Memphis

JD McPherson – Bossy/Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

JD McPherson – I Wish You Would/Steal Away

Can – Future Days

Can – Soon Over Babaluma

Ultramarine – Every Man and Woman is a Star

The Dismemberment Plan – Change

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Tony Bennett and Bill Evans – The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album

DVD/BLU-RAY

Rolling Stones – From the Vault: Hampton Coliseum – Live in 1981 DVD

Eric Clapton – Planes, Trains and Eric DVD and Blu-ray

Genesis – Three Sides Live DVD and Blu-ray

Big Star – Live in Memphis DVD

October 29th, 2014

THE RECORD EXCHANGE AT THE BOISE RECORD SHOW & SWAP SUNDAY, NOV. 2

VPS-record-Show-Poster-2014-outlinesThe Record Exchange is participating in the seventh annual Boise Record Show and Swap from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Linen Building, 1402 W. Grove St. in Downtown Boise’s Linen District.

General admission is $5 beginning at 10 a.m. Want to get in the door before the public? Purchase a VIP early admission pass ($10) beginning at 9 a.m. A free raffle ticket is included with all admissions.

Dealers from five states — including record stores and private collectors — will have on hand thousands of records from multiple genres, offering everything from affordable classics to hard-to-find pieces. Everyone from the hardcore collector hunting for rarities to the thrifty newcomer looking to start a collection will find something at the swap. Vintage audio equipment, including turntables, also will be available for purchase.

This year we will have dealers from:
– Idaho
– Utah
– Colorado
– Oregon
– Washington

VPS Idaho will have hourly raffle drawings, records spinning all day on the VPS hi-fi and merchandise for sale. Visitors to the swap can also sign up for free VPS membership.

October 20th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: PRIMUS, BUDOS BAND, ANNIE LENNOX, NEIL DIAMOND, PLUS JOHN FULLBRIGHT IN-STORE SET AND VINYL TUESDAY SAVINGS ALL DAY!

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!

We’re also hosting a John Fullbright in-store performance at 6 p.m. Tuesday. He’s opening for Patty Griffin at the Egyptian and we’re thrilled he’s playing a set at the RX beforehand. Don’t miss it!

* 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

Primus – Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Budos Band – Burnt Offering

Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Neil Diamond – Melody Road

Cold War Kids – Hold My Home

Slipknot – 5: The Gray Chapter

Little Big Town – Pain Killer

Bonobo – The North Borders Tour: Live

Sleater-Kinney – Various Reissues

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused

Jessie Ware – Tough Love

Horse Feathers – So It Is With Us

Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Are

Jerry Garcia – Garcialive 5: December 31st, 1975 Berkeley, California

Mark Lanegan – Phantom Radio

Aretha Franklin – Sings the Great Diva Classics

Thurston Moore – Best Day

T.I. – Paperwork (deluxe edition also available)

Bush – Man on the Run (deluxe edition also available)

Susan Boyle – Hope

Various Artists – Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell

Various Artists – This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

Various Artists – Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary

Kiesza – Sound of a Woman

Blaze Ya Dead Homie – Gang Rags: Reborn

Transit – Joyride

Echosmith – Talking Dreams

Bear’s Den – Islands

Jukebox the Ghost – Jukebox the Ghost

Avid Dancer – I Want to See You Dance

The Men They Couldn’t Hang – Defiant

Rory Gallagher – Irish Tour Special Edition

Rory Block – Hard Luck Child: A Tribute to Skip James

Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead: Live from Wacken

Dennis DeYoung – The Music of Styx Live in Los Angeles

Boyz II Men – Collide

Dan Mintz – The Stranger

VINYL

Primus – Primus and the Chocolate Factory (numbered indie exclusive white vinyl version also available)

Sleater-Kinney – Various Reissues

Sleater-Kinney – Start Together (box set)

Budos Band – Burnt Offering

Scott Walker and Sunn O))) – Soused

Mineral – Endserenading

Mineral – The Power of Failing

Coheed and Cambria – In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Thurston Moore – Best Day

Mark Lanegan – Phantom Radio

Horse Feathers – So It Is With Us

Nightmares on Wax – Mind Elevation

Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight

Of Montreal – The Gay Parade

Slipknot – 5: The Gray Chapter

Circle Jerks – Live at the House of Blues

Jeff the Brotherhood – Dig the Classics

The Lights – Little Machines

DVD/BLU-RAY

Alice Cooper – Raise the Dead: Live from Wacken DVD

Deep Purple with Orchestra – Live in Verona