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Record Store Day is over, but The Record Exchange still has dozens of titles still available, plus limited restocks and a few late arrivals.

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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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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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1. Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
2. Wilder Mind
Mumford & Sons
3. Untethered Moon
Built to Spill
4. The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket
5. Sol Invictus
Faith No More
6. The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
7. The Magic Whip
Blur
8. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
9. Painted Shut
Hop Along
10. Strangers to Ourselves
Modest Mouse

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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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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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December 8th, 2014

BONUS CLUB SALE MONDAY, DEC. 8: 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. 8, 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.).

LIVE RADIO BROADCAST AND 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 exclusive Concert for Cause Silent Auction.

archie's placeARCHIE’S PLACE. Our friends from one of Boise’s best food trucks will be at the store selling select favorites off their menu!

 

• GIVEAWAYS

• RAFFLE PRIZES

In addition to housing Boise’s Biggest and Best Gift Shop, this season The Record Exchange has more than 100 new Black Friday exclusives from our friends at Record Store Day, plus hundreds of new CDs under 10 bucks, including 60 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!

December 4th, 2014

14 OF ’14 VINYL SALE: FUTURE ISLANDS, NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, INTERPOL, SBTRKT, PERFUME GENIUS AND MORE!

14 of 14 vinylOur friends at Beggars Group — which includes such fine indie labels as Matador, 4AD, XL, Rough Trade and True Panther — released some great albums in 2014, and to celebrate, we’re offering 14 select titles on vinyl — all of which come with a code to download the digital version of the album for free — on sale through January 15!

The titles are as follows:

Future Islands – Singles

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

Interpol – El Pintor

Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags

Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Warpaint – Warpaint

Jungle – Jungle

EMA – The Future’s Void

FKA Twigs – LP1

Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

Merchandise – After the End

December 1st, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: SHE & HIM, AC/DC, LEONARD COHEN, WU-TANG CLAN, WALK THE MOON, SLEAFORD MODS AND MORE; 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

She & Him – Classics

Wu-Tang Clan – Better Tomorrow

AC/DC – Rock or Bust

Leonard Cohen – Live in Dublin (box set with CD and DVD or Blu-ray)

The Flaming Lips – Imagene Peise: Atlas Eets Christmas

Walk the Moon – Talking is Hard

Yo La Tengo – Extra Painful

Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie – December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol. 1

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s – Born, Raised and Live From Flint

Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions

Parquet Courts – Content Nausea

Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain Deluxe Edition

Mr. Gnome – The Heart of a Dark Star

Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger

Neneh Cherry – The Blank Project Deluxe Edition

Owen – Other People’s Songs

Bill Monroe – Live 1964

Yung Lean – Unknown Memory

VINYL

Sleaford Mods – Tiswas

Bonobo – Flashlight

Brian Jonestown Massacre – + –

Yo La Tengo – Extra Painful

Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain Deluxe Edition

Mr. Gnome – The Heart of a Dark Star

Belle & Sebastian – The Boy with the Arab Strap

M. Ward – Transistor Radio

Destroyer – Your Blues

Dream Theater – Awake

Dream Theater – Falling Into Infinity

DVD/BLU-RAY

One Direction – Where We Are: Live From San Siro Stadium DVD and Blu-ray

November 27th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE BLACK FRIDAY: 100 VINYL & CD EXCLUSIVES, $6.99 SALE CDs, 60 $9.99 GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC TITLES!

Black Friday doesn’t have to be so, well, bleak. So if the thought of long lines, disturbing human behavior and The Mall sends you running, run to The Record Exchange on Nov. 28!

The list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusives has been released, and with more than 100 titles on vinyl and CD, this year’s list is the biggest and best yet. Scroll down for the list of exclusives!

Exclusives will be available at 8 a.m. on Nov. 28, but you can line up in The Record Exchange Gift Shop beginning at 7:30 a.m.! The first 25 people to purchase Black Friday exclusives receive a free goodie bag — and a $50 Record Exchange Gift Card will be randomly inserted into one of the bags! (The same one-copy-per-title-per-customer rule we use for Record Store Day will be in place for Black Friday.)

In addition to the exclusives, The Record Exchange will offer the following Black Friday deals:

• Select new releases and 2014 top sellers for $6.99, plus 60 $9.99 Give the Gift of Music titles.

Exclusive Concert for Cause silent auction starts at 8 a.m. Auction items include Billy Idol tickets, Spoon tickets/meet & greet, Scars on 45 private concert, autographed instruments and more! Full details HERE.

• Free drip coffee and hot cocoa 7:30 a.m. to noon.

*Excludes sale and clearance

2014 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

Unknown5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer
12″ Picture Disc

Aaliyah
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

The Afghan Whigsafghan whigs
Gentlemen at 21
3 x 12″ Vinyl

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Planet Rock
12″ Colored Vinyl

beatlesAgainst Me!
The Daytrotter Sessions
7″ Vinyl

The Beatles
Long Tall Sally
7″ Vinyl

chvrchesBleachers
Strange Desire (The Demos)
12″ Colored Vinyl

Bon Jovi
Live 2
10″ Picture Disc

dave matthewsDavid Bowie
Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)
10″ Vinyl

The Bug Vs. Earth
“Boa/Cold”
12″ Vinyl

Cdead milkmenHVRCHES
Under The Tide
12″ Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
Recently
2 x 10″ Vinyl

first aid kitSeth McFarlane
Holiday for Swing
12” Colored Vinyl

Miles Davis
Enigma
10″ Vinyl

fishboneMiles Davis
Miles Davis: The Prestige 10 Inch LPs Collection Vol. 1
10″ Vinyl Box Set

Miles Davis
“Blue Xmas” 7″
Colored Vinyl

ROUND 1Dead Milkmen
Big Lizard in My Backyard
12″ Colored Vinyl

The Decemberists
7″ vinyl

Ronnie James Dio/Dio & Friends
Dio and Friends Stand Up and Shout For Cancergrateful dead
12″ Picture Disc

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones
2 x 12″ Vinyl

First Aid Kit
green dayAmerica
10″ Vinyl

Fishbone
Truth and Soul
12″ Colored Vinyl

The Flaming Lips
hozierImagene Peise–Atlas Eets Christmas
12″ Colored Vinyl

Game Theory
Pointed Accounts of People You Know
10″ Clear Vinyl

Game Theory
husker duDistortion
10″ Colored Vinyl

Genesis
From Genesis to Revelation
12″ Vinyl

Gov’t Mule
iron butterflyStoned Side of the Mule Vol. 1
12″ Vinyl

The Grateful Dead
11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston TX
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Green Day
j mascisTune In, Tokyo
12″ Colored Vinyl

Billie Holiday
At Storyville
12″ Colored Vinyl

Hozier
jbsIn The Woods
Somewhere 10″ Vinyl

Husker Du
Warehouse: Songs and Stories
2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Chrissie Hynde
joan jettStockholm Live at the 229 Club, London, England
10″ Vinyl

Iron Butterfly
Heavy
12″ Vinyl

J Mascis
“Fade Into You”/”Outside”
7″ Vinyljudas priest

The JB’s
These Are The JB’s
12″ Vinyl

Waylon Jennings
Louisiana Man, Kentucky Woman
korn korn7″ Colored Vinyl

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Book/7″ Single

Judas Priest
5 Souls
10″ Colored Vinyljenny lewis

KORN
KORN
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Jenny Lewis
Pax-Am Sessions
7″ Colored Vinyllittle richard

Little Richard
Little Richard
12″ Vinyl

Mastodon
The Motherload
ennio12″ Picture Disc

Metallica
Lords of Summer
12″ Vinyl

Ennio Morricone
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Soundtrack
mastodon12″ Colored Vinyl

Mother Love Bone
Hold Your Head Up
7″ vinyl

New Order
1981-1982
metallica12″ Clear Vinyl

Conor Oberst
“Standing on the Outside Looking In”/”Sugar Street”
7″ Vinyl

Roy Orbison
At The Rock House
new order12″ Colored Vinyl

Outkast
Player’s Ball
10″ Colored Vinyl

Phil Spector and Various Artists
A Christmas Gift For You
rockabye baby jay-z12″ Colored Vinyl

Rammelzee V. K-Rob
Beat Bop
12″ Colored Vinyl

Joey Ramone
Christmas Spirit… In My House
run dmcRed Vinyl

Rockabye Baby!
Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z
12″ Colored Vinyl

Run DMC
Christmas In Hollis
ed sheeran7″ Colored Vinyl

Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani EP
12″ Vinyl

Ed Sheeran
“Thinking Out Loud”/”I’m A Mess”
south park7″ Vinyl

Bessie Smith
At The Christmas Ball
7″ Colored Vinyl

Sneakers
Sneakers
st. vincent10″ Clear Vinyl

South Park
“James Cameron”/”MyBitch Ain’t No Hobbit”
7″ Picture Disc

St. Vincent
Pieta
doors10″ Colored Vinyl

The Doors/Peter LaFarge
Honor The Treaties
12″ Vinyl

The Ramones
Morrissey Curates The Ramones
ramones12″ Vinyl

They Might Be Giants
Flood
12″ Colored Vinyl

Johnny Thunders
Looking For Johnny
they might be giants2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
The Big Lebowski
12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
This Warm December A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1
big lebowski12″ Vinyl

Various Artists
Little Miss Sunshine
12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
Christmas Rap
this warm december12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
Frozen
7″ Picture Disc

Various Artists
For The People Part 1GGR SINGLE POCKET JACKET UPDATED 032112
5 x 7″ Box Set

The Velvet Underground
Live MXMXCIII
4 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Wham!
christmas rap“Last Christmas”
12″ Colored Vinyl

Wu Tang Clan
C.R.E.A.M. 10″
Die Cut Vinyl

Neil Young
Official Release Series Discs 5-8
whamLP Box Set

Neil Young
On The Beach
T-shirt

Neil Young
Time Fades Away.
T-shirt

Neil Young
Zuma
T-shirt

BLACK FRIDAY FIRST RELEASES

diploDiplo
F10rida
2 x 12″ Vinyl/2CD

Echosmith
Cool Kids 12″
Picture Disc

faith no moreFaith No More
“Motherfucker”
7″ vinyl

Jimi Hendrix
Hear My Music
2 x 12″ Vinyl

UnknownImagine Dragons
Night Visions
12″ Picture Disc

The Kinks
Muswell Hillbillies
2 x 12″ Vinyl

imagine dragonsLeftover Salmon
High Country
CD

Elvis Presley
Showroom Internationale
2 x 12″ Vinyl

leftover salmonVarious Artists
Jingle Bell Rock
DVD

Various Artists
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Cassette

SMALL RUN OR REGIONAL RELEASES

death gripsThe Acacia Strain
The Dead Walk
12″ Colored Vinyl

Death Grips
Government Plates
12″ Vinyl

lee hazlewoodLizzy Mercier Descloux
“Fire”/”Morning Light” (duet with Patti Smith)
7″ Vinyl

Five Finger Death Punch
Purgatory
2×12″ Picture Disc

Lee Hazlewood/Various Artistslos straitjackets
There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971
8 X 12″ Box Set

KORN
The Paradigm Shift
2×12″ Picture Disc

korn paradigmBen Kweller
“It Ain’t Christmas Yet”
7″ Vinyl

Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets Play Some of the Great Instrumental Hits
10″ Clear Vinyl

peter murphymewithoutyou
EastEnders Wives
12″ Vinyl

Peter Murphy
Mr. Moonlight Tour 35 Years of Bauhaus
10″ Colored Vinyl

Penny Arkadera ra riot
Not The Freeze
12″ Vinyl

Ra Ra Riot
“Two Hearts Beat As One”
7″ Vinyl

Johnny Thunderswayne mcghie
Real Times EP 1978
10″ Colored Vinyl

Umphrey’s McGee
Seven Inches
7″ Vinyl

Wayne McGhie and The Sounds of Joy
Wayne McGhie and The Sounds of Joy
12″ Vinyl