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pono is here!

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 ]

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!

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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[ go listen boise ]

go listen boise

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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rx amazon store

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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[ ritter treefort bundles ]

ritter treefort bundles

Josh Ritter is returning to Boise for a special performance at the Cathedral of the Rockies during Treefort Music Fest, and The Record Exchange has exclusive album/ticket bundles (CD and LP) that get you a guaranteed-admission ticket to the show and Ritter's new album Acoustic Live Vol. 1!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Smoke + Mirrors
Imagine Dragons
2. Shadows in the Night
Bob Dylan
3. Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
Robert Earl Keen
4. Terraplane
Steve Earle and the Dukes
5. Terminal Current
The Ravenna Colt
6. Hozier
Hozier
7. Onward & Sideways
Joshua Radin
8. Lost in the Dream
The War on Drugs
9. I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty
10. Wallflower
Diana Krall

[ sell us your stuff! ]

sell us your stuff!

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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September 2nd, 2014

WIN A GRISWOLDS HAND-DECORATED PORTABLE TURNTABLE – ONLY 10 MADE!

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The Record Exchange was one of only 10 indie record stores in the country to get our hands on a Crosley portable turntable hand-decorated by the Griswolds in celebration of their new album Be Impressive, and one lucky customer will win it!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Griswolds” HERE by midnight Thursday, Sept. 4. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Friday, Sept. 5.

* 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.

August 17th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC VINYL TEST PRESSING LP!

WeirdAl_ETWFlyerThe Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare autographed vinyl test pressing of the new “Weird Al” Yankovic album Mandatory Fun, and one lucky customer will win it!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Weird Al” HERE by midnight Monday, Aug. 25. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

* 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.

July 22nd, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 7/22: RICHARD THOMPSON, NICO VEGA, LA ROUX, THE BEATLES, ZZ TOP, COMMON AND MORE!

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

CD

Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics

Nico Vega – Lead to Light

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise

The Beatles – Japan Box

ZZ Top – Baddest

ZZ Top – Very Baddest

Yes – Heaven and Earth

Common – Nobody’s Smiling (deluxe edition also available)

Kaskade – I Remember

5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer

Anti-Flag – Document of Dissent

Real Friends – Maybe This Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing

Anberlin – Lowborn

Within the Ruins – Phenomena

Mike Doughty – Live at Ken’s House

Chris Smither – Still on the Levee

RX Bandits – Gemini Her Majesty

War of Ages – Supreme Chaos

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Firstborn is Dead

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Your Funeral: My Trial

Freeman – Freeman

Wakey Wakey – Salvation

Overkill – White Devil Armory (deluxe edition also available)

Ill Nino – Till Death La Familia

(hed) p.e. – Evolution

Dagger – Dagger

Got a Girl – I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Ministry – Last Tangle in Paris: Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR

Brand New Heavies – Allaboutthefunk

Jim Croce – Lost Time in a Bottle

Sammy Kershaw – Do You Know Me? A Tribute to George Jones

Dom Flemons – Prospect Hill

Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start a War

Marillion – Sunday Night Above the Rain

Gentle Giant – The Power and the Glory (deluxe edition also available)

Various Artists – A Blues Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

VINYL

50 Cent – Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

Fleetwood Mac – Boston Vol. 3

Carole King – Tapestry

Kyuss – Wretch

Rod Stewart/Faces – Snakes and Ladders: The Best of Faces

Willie Nelson – Stardust

RX Bandits – Gemini Her Majesty

La Roux – Trouble in Paradise

Anti-Flag – Document of Dissent

Electric Funeral – Total Funeral

Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked

Gentle Giant – The Power and the Glory

Got a Girl – I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

Torch Runner – Committed to the Ground

Eric Johnson – Europe Live

DVD/BLU-RAY

ZZ Top – Live at Montreux 2013 DVD and Blu-Ray

Various Artists – Psychopathic: The Videos Part 2 DVD

July 15th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 7/15: TRAMPLED BY TURTLES, JOHN HIATT, MORRISSEY, REAL FRIENDS, JASON MRAZ, LULUC, BLEACHERS, “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC

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

CD

Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals

John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender

Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business

Jason Mraz – Yes

Bleachers – Strange Desire

Luluc – Passerby

Rise Against – Black Market

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Mandatory Fun

Puss n Boots – No Fools No Fun

Jungle – Jungle

Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me (deluxe edition also available)

Reigning Sound – Shattered

Pennywise – Yesterdays

Jerry Garcia – Garcialive 4: March 22, 1978 Veteran’s Hall

Wish I Was Here – Wish I Was Here

Hercules and Love Affair – Feast of the Broken Heart

Mother Hips – Chronicle Man

Anna Calvi – Strange Weather

John Coltrane – Sideman: Trane’s Blue Note Sessions

Sam and Dave – Nashville Soul Sessions

Monty Python – Monty Python Sings (Again) (deluxe edition also available)

Grave Digger – Return of the Reaper

VINYL

Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals

John Hiatt – Terms of My Surrender

Morrissey – World Peace is None of Your Business

Real Friends – Maybe This Place is the Same and We’re Just Changing

Widespread Panic – Space Wrangler

Bleachers – Strange Desire

Rise Against – Black Market

Beyonce – Beyonce

Pennywise – Yesterdays

Puss n Boots – No Fools No Fun

Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time 25th Anniversary Edition

My Brightest Diamond – None More Than You

Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around

Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave of Mystery

Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me

Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit

Fela Kuti – Fela Live with Ginger Baker

Fela Kuti – He Miss Road

Miles Davis – The Musings of Miles

Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Music

Vince Guaraldi – Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus

Wes Montgomery – Full House

George Benson with the Brother Jack McDuff Quartet – The New Boss Guitar