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2015 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

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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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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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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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record store day 2016

Mark your calendars: Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 at The Record Exchange! We'll have 350+ exclusive releases, live music 20% off used music/video and more all weekend long!

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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Purple Rain
Prince
2. Tired of Tomorrow
Nothing
3. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
4. Red Rocks 1978
Grateful Dead
5. Purple
Baroness
6. Singalongs
Thomas Paul
7. Rest in Chaos
Hard Working Americans
8. The Concrete Confessional
Hatebreed
9. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
10. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine

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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 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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December 22nd, 2015

VINYL TUESDAY: NEW JOAN JETT, PLUS $5 IN FREE USED VINYL TODAY ONLY!

It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:

firstsessionscoverJOAN JETT – The First Sessions
Joan Jett’s demos from 1979. Her first crack at solo material after The Runaways dismantled. Black and white vinyl, individually numbered, includes download card. Limited to 4000 units.

ABOUT VINYL TUESDAY

With the move to a global Friday street date in July, Vinyl Tuesday was established to celebrate music in physical form and give record store customers access to early and exclusive releases. For artists, it’s a chance to showcase special releases on a special day and not get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.

* 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.

December 15th, 2015

VINYL TUESDAY: MAGIC SWORD AND TWIZTID, PLUS $5 IN FREE USED VINYL!

It’s Vinyl Tuesday! Record Exchange customers receive up to $5 in used vinyl* with every $25 in new vinyl purchased and have access to early and exclusive releases. This week’s releases:

MS+-+Wordell+-1995MAGIC SWORDVolume 1

Limited-edition double-LP picture disc with die-cut fold out, comic book and digital download code.

7 Jacket (Glue Pocket - No Spine) [OB-GD17-001]TWIZTID – Back to Hell

Piss yellow 7-inch, limited to 500 units and autographed by both members of Twiztid.

ABOUT VINYL TUESDAY

With the move to a global Friday street date in July, Vinyl Tuesday was established to celebrate music in physical form and give record store customers access to early and exclusive releases. For artists, it’s a chance to showcase special releases on a special day and not get lost on the increasingly crowded Friday/weekend.

* 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.

December 11th, 2015

NEW RELEASE FRIDAY: GRIMES, SPOON, RYAN ADAMS ‘1989’ VINYL AND MORE!

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

CD

Grimes – Art Angels

Spoon – Gimme Fiction 10th Anniversary Edition

Eva Cassidy – Nightbird

R. Kelly – Buffet (deluxe edition available)

Cam – Untamed

Misfits – Vampire Girl/Zombie Girl

Insane Clown Posse – Riddle Box: 20th Anniversary Special Edition

Miles Davis – The Last Word: The Warner Bros. Years

August Alsina – This Thing Called Life

Neil Finn and Paul Kelly – Goin’ Your Way

Joe Cocker – Life of a Man

VINYL

Grimes – Art Angels

Ryan Adams – 1989

Spoon – Gimme Fiction 10th Anniversary Edition

Rush – A Show of Hands

Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Earl Sweatshirt – Doris

D’Angelo – Live at the Jazz Cafe, London: The Complete Show

Grateful Dead – Fillmore East 2/11/69

Amy Winehouse – The Collection

Mark Lanegan – One Way Street

Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti

Drive-By Truckers – It’s Great to Be Alive

Jamie xx – Loud Places

Rancid – And Out Come the Wolves

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Nocturama

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Live in Paris

Pictureplane – Technomancer

Chris Isaak – First Comes the Night

Umphrey’s McGee – Hall of Fame: Class of 2013

Mac Miller – GO:OD AM

December 6th, 2015

BONUS CLUB SALE MONDAY, DEC. 7: 20% OFF STOREWIDE 9AM-5PM AND 25% OFF DURING THE PARTY (5-9PM)! FREE CRAFT BEER, RAFFLES, GIVEAWAYS AND MORE!

It’s party time: The Record Exchange annual Bonus Club Customer Appreciation Sale will be held on Monday, Dec. 7, and yule not want to miss it.

As a thank you to our customers for supporting Idaho’s largest independent record store, The Record Exchange is offering 25% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE PARTY (5 TO 9 P.M.) AND 20% OFF STOREWIDE DURING THE DAY (9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.).

And that’s just the start. To enhance your holiday shopping experience, the evening festivities also will include:

• FREE CRAFT BEER FROM PAYETTE BREWING CO. We’ll have cans of delicious, Boise-brewed craft beer from our partner Payette Brewing Co., and you’ll get to drink some for free (provided you’re 21 or older and show us a valid I.D.).
river logoLIVE RADIO BROADCAST AND JOSH RITTER SILENT AUCTION FINALE. Once again, 94.9 FM The River’s Tim Johnstone will be broadcasting live from the store and emceeing the party, including the finale of our Josh Ritter album release in-store banners silent auction.
Funky Taco Logo Square PNGTHE FUNKY TACO. Our friends from one of Boise’s best food trucks will be at the store selling select favorites off their menu — vegan and vegetarian options, too!

• GIVEAWAYS

• RAFFLE PRIZES

In addition to housing Boise’s Biggest and Best Gift Shop, this season The Record Exchange has more than 125 new Black Friday exclusives from our friends at Record Store Day, plus select vinyl 2015 staff picks and best sellers and hundreds of new CDs under 10 bucks, including 50 hand-picked Give the Gift of Music titles!

If you’re not already a member of the RX Bonus Club, you can sign up at the Bonus Club Party and start saving! As a Bonus Club member, you get $10 in store credit every time you accrue $120 in store purchases.

If you want to sign up for the RX Bonus Club prior to the sale, visit The Record Exchange and ask a clerk for a free membership form!