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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!

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. Soft Opening
Foul Weather
2. High Country
The Sword
3. Compton
Dr. Dre
4. Star Wars
Wilco
5. Meliora
Ghost
6. Currents
Tame Impala
7. Coming Home
Leon Bridges
8. Sol Invictus
Faith No More
9. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
10. Midnight
Grace Potter

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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

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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September 3rd, 2015

HERE’S THE METAL: FREE TEMPORARY TATTOOS WITH ANY OF THESE CDs

HTM_7.20.2015Our Here’s the Metal program, which highlights select metal titles each month and offers you a free gift with purchase, continues with a fresh selection of new face-melting titles!

Purchase any of the following sale-priced titles now through Sept. 10 and we’ll give you free Here’s the Metal temporary tattoos!

Beyond CreationEarthborn Evolution
Cattle DecapitationThe Anthropocene Extinction
CounterpartsTragedy Will Find Us
Death AngelA Thrashumentary
Fear FactoryGenexus (limited edition package or standard edition available)
KataklysmOf Ghosts and Gods
Symphony XUnderworld
TerrorThe 25th Hour (limited edition)
Yuth ForeverFreudian Slip

FIRST THURSDAY, OCT. 1: LED MUSIC/DANCE PERFORMANCE

_Q2A8868retBridgeJoin us on First Thursday, Oct. 1, for a special music/dance performance by LED at 6 p.m. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

LED is a bold new arts organization with collaboration at its core. Within their performances they create visceral worlds where music, dance and visuals collide. For their first Thursday performance at The Record Exchange, they’ll be performing excerpts from their evening-length work, This Side of Paradise, to be premiered at the Morrison Center Oct. 10. A collaborative work between Andrew Stensaas and Ryan Peck of Edmond Dantes and choreographer/dancer Lauren Edson (formerly of the Trey McIntyre Project), This Side of Paradise draws inspiration from the tumultuous relationship of Zelda and F.Scott Fitzgerald for a performance that “blends a sophisticated score, riveting movement and stunning visuals” (Seattle Times).

ABOUT LED

Through a fusion of artistic mediums, LED reawakens the performing art experience with live original music, movement, sound and visual design. Our collaborators transform traditional and non-traditional spaces into a visceral world to transcend the artist/audience relationship.

LED stands for innovation, malleability and leadership. Based on the principles of the Light Emitting Diode for its innovation in the 21st century, the chemical element of Lead (PB) for its strength and malleability, and Leadership. All of these principles dictate the foundational format of this company’s artistic purpose, which is to innovate and change the way collaborative arts are perceived and how they influence. We are leaders in the progression of not only community-based collaborations, but national ones as well.

September 1st, 2015

TASTE ‘WHAT’S GOING ON: LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT’ INDIE-STORE EXCLUSIVE SCREENING SEPT. 18 ON OUR HD TV!

Taste Whats Going On CD cover (hr)The Record Exchange is honored to be one of 11 independent record stores across the country offering an exclusive one-night-only screening of Taste‘s What’s Going On: Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

The screening via the 55-inch HD digital screen platform of Xprnc Media (xprncmedia.com) celebrates the Sept. 18 release of What’s Going On, available in multiple formats: DVD, Blu-ray, CD and double LP. The 16mm film has been restored and the sound remixed for all formats.

The DVD and Blu-ray are the first-ever release of the restored 16mm original film footage. The original 1970 footage was shot by Academy Award winning director Murray Lerner. Bonus material on the DVD and Blu-ray include three tracks from the German TV series Beat Club: (1) If The Day Was Any Longer (2) It’s Happened Before, It’ll Happen Again (3) Morning Sun; and three conceptual music videos: (1) I’ll Remember (2) What’s Going On (3) Born On The Wrong Side Of Time.

The CD and LP include all the tracks on the original 1971 Polydor LP, plus four previously unreleased additional tracks. Audio is newly mixed and mastered.

DVD/Blu-ray listing:

1) What’s Going On 2) Sugar Mama 3) Morning Sun 4) Gambling Blues 5) Sinner Boy 6) Same Old Story 7) Catfish Blues 8) I Feel So Good

CD/LP track listing:

SIDE 1: 1) What’s Going On 2) Sugar Mama 3) Morning Sun
SIDE 2: 1) Gambling Blues 2) Sinner Boy 3) I’ll Remember
SIDE 3: 1) Catfish Blues 2) Same Old Story
SIDE 4: 1) I Feel So Good 2) Blister On The Moon

September 1st, 2015

VINYL TUESDAY: SOUL COUGHING REISSUES, $5 IN FREE USED VINYL FOR EVERY $25 IN NEW VINYL YOU BUY!

soul coughing vinyl tuesdayIt’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:

SOUL COUGHING – Ruby Vroom 2 X LP
Soul Coughing’s debut album reissued on double 180gm vinyl.

SOUL COUGHING – Irresistible Bliss 2 x LP
Soul Coughing’s second album reissued on double 180gm vinyl.

SOUL COUGHING El Oso 2 X LP
Soul Coughing’s third studio album reissued on double 180gm vinyl.

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.