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RSD leftovers/restocks

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. 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

[ 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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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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March 26th, 2015

SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE REVEAL: FRANCISCO THE MAN TODAY AT 5 PM!

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Today’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Francisco the Man!

Francisco the Man (playing at the Linen Building at 9 p.m. tonight) will perform at 5 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway and we have them for sale at the store).

ABOUT FRANCISCO THE MAN

418456106357-500It took roughly seven years for Scotty Cantino, Nestor Romero and Abdeel Ortega to arrive at Francisco The Man. Following a two-year hiatus beginning in 2008, the band relocated from Riverside to Los Angeles, CA, bringing along a new addition, guitarist Brock Woolsey.

Following two 7-inches on Small Plates Records, their debut LP, Loose Ends, was released in Fall 2014 on Fat Possum and gives its audience a more encompassing look at Francisco The Man. “I think the LP shows a broader, more realized, version of Francisco The Man,” Scotty Cantino explains. “You can’t do that with a single”. This broader, more realized version of Francisco that’s shown on Loose Ends is enveloped in a sound that blends garage rock, new wave, and shoegaze and gives listeners a fair shot at understanding just how loud this band is.

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 25, 7pm — Buxton
Thursday, March 26, 5pm — Francisco the Man
Friday, March 27, 3pm — ?
Saturday, March 28, 2pm — ?
Sunday, March 29, 2pm — ?

The RX and Treefort are announcing the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

March 25th, 2015

SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE REVEAL: BUXTON TODAY AT 7 PM!

Buxton portraitToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Buxton!

Buxton (playing a 21+ Treefort show at The Bouquet at 10 p.m. tonight) will perform at 7 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway and we have them for sale at the store).

ABOUT BUXTON

4220Some places you feel like you only sort of fit in, and it is this theme that permeates Houston based folk rock band Buxton’s new aptly titled album Half A Native. One of the leading lights of an emerging music scene from a city with a burgeoning youth culture, Buxton have won 2 Houston Press Music awards as best Houston Folk/Americana band as well as Best Male Vocals (Sergio Trevino).

Their new album ventures into vast sonic territories, sometimes pairing atmospheric piano with off-kilter electric guitar, blanketed by Trevino’s heart-clenched voice and melancholic but optimistic lyrics. “We take from a lot of different genres and present it in a way that I think is most honest for us,” Trevino says. “You’ll hear rock, folk, country, ambience, and distortion, all interpreted through us.”

Recorded in Los Angeles with Thom Monahan (Peter, Bjorn & John, Devendra Banhart and Vetiver), the 11 new tracks broadcast a wandering sound, from the dusty tones of guitar-slinging anthems to lonesome acoustic affairs that look outward and within. Their latest effort is music for the search for home; the long journey to find somewhere, something, or someone that makes everything fall into place.

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 25, 7pm — Buxton
Thursday, March 26, 5pm — ?
Friday, March 27, 3pm — ?
Saturday, March 28, 2pm — ?
Sunday, March 29, 2pm — ?

The RX and Treefort are announcing the artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

March 22nd, 2015

FIFTH RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 29 (2PM)!

secret in-store schedule fbOnce again, The Record Exchange and Treefort Music Fest are planning a series of Secret Treefort In-stores during the festival, and we’re pleased to announce our fifth confirmed show:

Sunday, March 29 (2 p.m.)
The Record Exchange
1105 W. Idaho St., Boise (two blocks from the Treefort main stage)

RSVP HERE

SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 25 6pm RSVP
Thursday, March 26 5pm RSVP
Friday, March 27 3pm RSVP
Saturday, March 28 2pm RSVP
Sunday, March 29 2pm RSVP

FULL TREEFORT SCHEDULE

https://treefortmusicfest2015.sched.org/

All Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-stores are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because this festival rules).

The RX and Treefort will announce the artist on the morning of March 29 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

Shhh!

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March 18th, 2015

STREAM WATERLOO SXSW DAY PARTIES!

418456373899Can’t make it to Austin for SXSW this year? Fear not, we’ve got you covered!

Our friends and fellow indie record store, Austin’s venerable Waterloo Records, is web streaming their 28 Day Parties Stage performances Wednesday-Saturday with a 4-camera hi-def video and stereo audio feed. Access the stream HERE.