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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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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fifth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 23-27 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2016 5-day passes go on sale Saturday, Sept. 12, including a special "locals-only" pass price of $119 for one day only at The Record Exchange!

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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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Blackstar
David Bowie
2. Cayamo Sessions at Sea
Buddy Miller
3. 25
Adele
4. Slow Nights
Innocent Man
5. The Astonishing
Dream Theater
6. Trumpet Vine
Belinda Bowler
7. Marguerite
Sons of Guns
8. Sermon on the Rocks
Josh Ritter
9. Let Me Get By
Tedeschi Trucks Band
10. Traveller
Chris Stapleton

[ 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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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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[ INFOTAINMENT ]

October 28th, 2015

RECORD EXCHANGE TICKET GIVEAWAYS!

Win free tickets from The Record Exchange! Here’s a list of our current giveaways and deadlines to enter:

PURE BATHING CULTURE, NOV. 13, NEUROLUX
Send an email* with the subject “Pure Bathing Culture” HERE by midnight Wednesday, Nov. 11 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Pure Bathing Culture Friday, Nov. 13 at Neurolux! The winner will be drawn at random and notified on Nov. 12. FULL SHOW DETAILS HERE.

DAVID RAMIREZ, NOV. 15, NEUROLUX
Send an email* with the subject “David Ramirez” HERE by midnight Thursday, Nov. 12 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to David Ramirez Sunday, Nov. 15 at Neurolux! The winner will be drawn at random and notified on Nov. 13. FULL SHOW DETAILS HERE.

SLOW MAGIC AND GIRAFFAGE, DEC. 5, THE KNITTING FACTORY
Send an email* with the subject “Slow Magic” HERE by midnight Thursday, Dec. 3 for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Slow Magic and Giraffage Friday, Dec. 5 at The Knitting Factory! The winner will be drawn at random and notified on Dec. 4. FULL SHOW DETAILS HERE.

* 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.

October 28th, 2015

ALL THEM WITCHES’ ‘DYING SURFER MEETS HIS MAKER’ OUT OCT. 30 – ALSO OPENING FOR THE SWORD THAT NIGHT!

418456889921All Them Witches‘ new album Dying Surfer Meets His Maker will be available at The Record Exchange on CD and LP on Friday, Oct. 30 – the band also is opening for the Sword that evening at Neurolux and we have tickets for sale at the store!

Heavy, heady and hypnotic, All Them Witches concoct a powerful and potent psychedelic sound that fuses bluesy soul, Southern swagger and thunderous hard rock.

October 26th, 2015

WIN DESERT DWELLERS TICKETS!

11168065_1047192818639318_7479810735764827410_nDesert Dwellers are performing at the Olympic Friday, and we have tickets to give away!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Ghost” HERE by midnight Wednesday, Oct. 28. We will draw names at random and notify the winners on Thursday, Oct. 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.

October 23rd, 2015

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS MATT NATHANSON LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE SATURDAY, OCT. 24 – ONLY SHOW IN TOWN; WRISTBAND AVAILABLE WITH ‘SHOW ME YOUR FANGS’ (CD/LP)!

matt_nathanson94.9 FM The River presents Matt Nathanson live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) at noon Saturday, Oct. 24. This is Nathanson’s only show in town! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

VIP wristbands guaranteeing admission to the in-store are available with purchase of Show Me Your Fangs on CD or vinyl (vinyl available Oct. 30).

ABOUT MATT NATHANSON AND ‘SHOW ME YOUR FANGS’

show-me-your-fangs-albumMatt Nathanson’s new album Show Me Your Fangs, his tenth studio recording, delves deeper and further into the complexities and observations of everyday life than any of his previous albums. Songs such as “Giants,” “Bill Murray,” “Adrenaline,” “Washington State Fight Song,” and the title track tell vivid stories touching on the overall theme of self-identity and how we choose to reveal ourselves. These vignettes are all offered wrapped in richer, musical textures with Nathanson’s signature seductive hooks. In as much as these songs have a solemn message, leave it to Nathanson to offer the perfect counter balance with the sultry ’70s soul groove of single “Gold In The Summertime.”