record exchange boise
The Record Exchange - Culture Spot

[ Search Store ]

Include Tracks

[ countdown to rsd ]

[ 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.

MORE

[ 2013 staff picks ]

2013 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2013 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we're posting individual lists here on the website. You can also visit the store to view all the lists in realtime and shop our special '13 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

[ rx amazon store ]

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!

SHOP THE STORE

[ the right price ]

the right price

Think local. Think indie. Think $9.99 CDs at Record Exchange.

[ outside the heard ]

[ RSD exclusives/events ]

RSD exclusives/events

Okay, here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 19 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!

MORE

[ payette brewing company ]

payette brewing company

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!

MORE

[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Hooray For Love
Curtis Stigers
2. Let’s Go Out Tonight
Curtis Stigers
3. Black Market
Rise Against
4. Ultraviolence
Lana Del Ray
5. Once More ‘Round the Sun
Mastodon
6. In The Lonely Hour
Sam Smith
7. Yes!
Jason Mraz
8. Mandatory Fun
Weird Al Yankovic
9. Terms Of My Surrender
John Hiatt
10. Redeemer Of Souls
Judas Priest

[ krbx card savings! ]

krbx card savings!

The Record Exchange is proud to be part of Radio Boise's KRBX Card program! Present your card on Sunday and New Release Tuesday (6-9 p.m.) and get 20% off all gift shop items and 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes!

MORE

[ INFOTAINMENT ]

RECORD EXCHANGE ALIVE AFTER FIVE SEASON FINALE: THE BOTH AUG. 27!

theboth_photo_gal__photo_201861164Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 27, for the annual end-of-season Record Exchange Party at Alive After Five featuring The Both (Aimee Mann, Ted Leo). This free, all-ages concert on the Grove Plaza in Downtown Boise kicks off at 5 p.m. with Go Listen Boise opener Matt Hopper and the Roman Candles.

ABOUT THE BOTH
the both“Throughout the song and the album, each singer sounds freshened and energized- never diminished-by the collaboration.” – NPR Music

“The Both represents the pairing of two great … talents who go great together.” – Rolling Stone

“The project places the talents of the two artists in perfect harmony…” – The Los Angeles Times

“Coupled with Mann’s gift for a pop melody and Leo’s penchant for spiky, urgent guitars, the end result is a best-of-both-worlds situation.” – Boston Globe

“It isn’t just a collection of well-constructed tunes. It’s a unified album, in which sound is every bit as crucial as craft. Despite the formidable solo careers involved, The Both improbably sounds like the work of a band.” – Chicago Tribune

“Aimee Mann and Ted Leo have combined their eloquent, slightly off-kilter songwriting powers…” – SPIN

The Both is a collaborative project from critically acclaimed musicians Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Building on a friendship forged while they were on tour together last year, it was Leo’s solo sets that piqued Mann’s interest in getting on stage with him and writing music together. Of the project, Mann notes, “Honestly, I feel like for the first time, I’m part of a rock band.”

The band’s all original songs were written as back-and-forth collaborations between Mann and Leo. With their differing musical vocabularies and mutual admiration for one another, the duo found working together to be a boon. “We were just like ‘Fuck it, let’s push and make it happen,’” notes Mann. “You really just have to go, ‘You know what, I have to trust that this other person’s instincts are good.’” Leo furthers, “I think as Aimee and I have gotten closer, we have realized how much in common we have and how much respect we have for what the other person does and what they’re bringing to the table. The writing process has largely been long distance, but it’s been line by line, verse by verse, part by part; we’ll send each other something and go back and forth until it’s finished.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Ryan Freeland, between stretches of touring in 2013, and produced by Mann’s longtime friend and band member Paul Bryan.

Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album “Whatever” and made a name for herself through her independent success and the founding of her record label, SuperEgo. In addition to her solo work, she has appeared on many film soundtracks, composed the soundtrack for Paul Thomas Anderson’s much-lauded “Magnolia” and appeared as herself on the hit indie TV series “Portlandia.” The new collaboration follows Mann’s eighth studio album “Charmer,” which received national attention.

Punk/indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leo is best known for his work with Ted Leo and the Pharmacists over the past fifteen years. His most recent album The Brutalist Bricks was released on Matador Records in 2010. Leo also kept up a consistent presence as a solo performer since the late 1990s and began playing with Mann in February 2012.

July 24th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN TOM PETTY TICKETS (IN THE FIRST 10 ROWS!) AND A RARE VINYL TEST PRESSING LP OF HIS NEW ALBUM

Tom Petty pic 1Tom Petty Hypnotic Eye artTom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ new album Hypnotic Eye hits The Record Exchange on Tuesday, July 29, and they’re coming to Boise to play Taco Bell Arena on Aug. 5.

How’s this for a contest: One lucky customer will win a pair of tickets to the show — somewhere in the first 10 rows — plus a rare vinyl test pressing of the new album.

To enter the drawing, send an email HERE by midnight Monday, July 28. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, July 29.

* 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 23rd, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A PINK FLOYD ‘DIVISION BELL’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET!

TheDivisionBell20th_SMALL (2)The Pink Floyd Division Bell 20th Anniversary editions hit The Record Exchange last week, and we were one of a few lucky independent record stores in the country to get our hands on a deluxe box set ($150 value) to give away to one lucky customer!

To enter the drawing, send an email HERE by midnight Monday, July 28. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, July 29.

* 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 23rd, 2014

AT ALIVE AFTER FIVE: JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS AND LOCAL OPENER AARON MARK BROWN

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 12.03.09 PM

This week’s Alive After Five headliner: Jessica Hernadez & The Deltas
Go Listen Boise local opener: Aaron Mark Brown

ABOUT JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS 

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, SECRET EVIL. The album sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew – equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk – all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock ‘n’ soul energy.

Read the rest of this entry »

July 22nd, 2014

AGAINST ME! SIGNING MONDAY, AUG. 11; PRIORITY-LINE WRISTBAND AVAILABLE WITH CD/LP PURCHASE ON JULY 23!

againstme_2013_highres_3858_bwAgainst Me! will visit The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) for an album signing at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Against Me! is performing at Knitting Factory later that evening (7 p.m.) and we have tickets for sale at the store!

Want priority line placement at the signing? Beginning Wednesday, July 23, purchase Transgender Dysphoria Blues on CD or vinyl prior to the event and we’ll give you a VIP line wristband! (There will be a secondary line for customers without wristbands, which will follow the VIP line.) The first 25 people to purchase Transgender Dysphoria Blues also get a free ticket to the Knit show!

ABOUT AGAINST ME!

against meAgainst Me! released the much-anticipated sixth full-length studio album titled Transgender Dysphoria Blues on Tuesday, January 21 on their own label, Total Treble. Transgender Dysphoria Blues is the intense follow-up to the band’s previous full-length album, White Crosses, and stands as another major benchmark for the band and its career spanning 10+ years.

Recorded at Studio 606, Earth Sound Studio, Motor Studio, Total Treble Studio and mixed by Billy Bush (Garbage, Muse, Tegan And Sara), Transgender Dysphoria Blues is an insightful and highly-provocative 10-song offering written by frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, whose material examines one’s grappling with gender dysphoria, the loss of a young friend and pure self discovery, as well as love and ultimate acceptace. Featuring Grace’s signature explicit songwriting and dominant vocals, the album also features longtime guitarist/vocalist James Bowman, drummer Atom Willard and Fat Mike of NOFX on bass for “FUCKMYLIFE666″ and “Unconditional Love”.