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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!

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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 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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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 25-29 throughout Downtown Boise. With an amazing lineup of national, regional and local music, including TV on the Radio, Trampled By Turtles, Built to Spill, Josh Ritter, Joyce Manor and hundreds more, the Treefort Music Fest is one of the most anticipated events on the Treasure Valley music calendar.

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Josh Ritter is returning to Boise for a special performance at the Cathedral of the Rockies during Treefort Music Fest, and The Record Exchange has exclusive album/ticket bundles (CD and LP) that get you a guaranteed-admission ticket to the show and Ritter's new album Acoustic Live Vol. 1!

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[ rx top 10 ]

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1. Smoke + Mirrors
Imagine Dragons
2. Shadows in the Night
Bob Dylan
3. Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
Robert Earl Keen
4. Terraplane
Steve Earle and the Dukes
5. Terminal Current
The Ravenna Colt
6. Hozier
Hozier
7. Onward & Sideways
Joshua Radin
8. Lost in the Dream
The War on Drugs
9. I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty
10. Wallflower
Diana Krall

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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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October 7th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: WEEZER, STEVIE NICKS, JACKSON BROWNE, FLYING LOTUS, SBTRKT, CARIBOU, JASON ALDEAN, PLUS 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

Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach

Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt

Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

Caribou – Our Love

Broods – Evergreen

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn – Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land (deluxe edition also available)

Texas Hippie Coalition – Ride On

Nehruviandoom – Nehruviandoom

Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

Zola Jesus – Taiga

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic

Johnny Marr – Playland

Philip Selway – Weatherhouse

Shakey Graves – And the War Came

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

Doug Seegers – Going Down to the River

Scars on 45 – Safety in Numbers

Minus the Bear – Lost Loves

The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator

Ex Hex – Rips

Field Report – Marigolden

Pissed Jeans – Shallow

David Bazan and the Passenger String Quartet – Volume 1

Yellowcard – Life a Sail

Kasabian – 48:13

Macy Gray – The Way

Nikki Yanofsky – Little Secret

TR3 – Like Some Kind of Alien Invasion

Sister Hazel – 20 Stages

Sixx AM – Modern Vintage

Various Artists – The Best of Me Soundtrack

O’Death – Out of Hands We Go

Minnie Driver – Ask Me to Dance

Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman 20th Anniversary Edition

New Found Glory – Resurrection

Hozier – Hozier

Wampire – Bazaar

Paloma Faith – Perfect Contradiction

Arctic Monkeys – Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne Deluxe Edition

Ry Cooder – Soundtracks

Jeff Healey – Live at the Horseshoe

Keyshia Cole – Point of No Return

VINYL

Widespread Panic – Ain’t Life Grand

Widespread Panic – Everyday

SBTRKT – Wonder Where We Land (deluxe edition also available)

Sun Kil Moon – Benji (clear and red colored vinyl versions)

Caribou – Our Love

Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic

Zola Jesus – Taiga (deluxe edition also available)

Smashing Pumpkins – Adore

Pissed Jeans – Shallow

Minus the Bear – Lost Loves

Ex Hex – Rips

Generationals – Alix

Arctic Monkeys – Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

Sun Ra – Marshall Allen Presents in the Orbit of Ra

The Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator

Old Crow Medicine Show – Sweet Amarillo

David Bazan and the Passenger String Quartet – Volume 1

Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne

Single Mothers – Negative Qualities

Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Belle and Sebastian – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant

James Brown – Soulful Christmas

Deaf Wish – St. Vincent + 3

Yellowcard – Lift a Sail

Adventures/Pity Sex – Split 7-inch

October 2nd, 2014

AUDRA CONNOLLY ALBUM RELEASE PARTY PREVIEW IN-STORE FIRST THURSDAY, OCT. 2; FREE PBC BEER!

DSC_0480Audra Connolly will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. First Thursday, Oct. 2, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). Connolly is holding a release party on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Sapphire Room (inside Riverside Hotel), 2900 W. Chinden Blvd., Boise. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Connolly’s album “Slowly” will be available for purchase at the in-store! It’s also First Thursday at The Record Exchange, and that means buy-2-get-1-free savings all over the store!

ABOUT AUDRA CONNOLLYaudra connolly

Studying, teaching and, above all, writing and performing music took Audra Connolly all around the United States and then beyond to South Korea. Her life as an expat, an outsider looking in, lit the spark for her latest album “Slowly,” released in Korea in January 2014 and to be released internationally on Sept. 23.

Working as an English teacher, “Slowly” grew out of Audra’s explorations and performances in the independent music scene in Seoul, where fans and collaborators embraced her sound. And Korea itself is a clear secondary sound to Audra’s voice on “Slowly.” The Korean language, the sound of her students singing a Korean folk song, and whirring cicadas enliven the album. “Slowly” was written, produced and recorded entirely in the Seoul area, a challenging, but rewarding experience. Audra is grateful to the musicians in the local Seoul scene for lending their motivation and support while recording “Slowly.”

Audra’s musical roots began in Nampa, Idaho. There she grew up studying classical music before finding her passion in songwriting, heavily influenced by folk icons Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco, among others. After earning a degree in Music Performance from Boise State University, Audra focused on songwriting. In 2009, Audra completed “Dear Friend,” her first album, on Hole Heart Records, her independent recording label.

Audra has toured the western United States promoting “Dear Friend” and has plans to continue to tour in her home country this year. However, she is by no means finished as a world traveler.

October 1st, 2014

100.3 THE X PRESENTS ROYAL BLOOD LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE OCT. 2

Royal Blood100.3 The X presents Royal Blood live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The band is opening for the Pixies later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

Purchase Royal Blood on CD or LP beginning Monday, Sept. 22, and we’ll give you a wristband for a special 100.3 The X VIP section — quantities are limited! Listen to The X for a chance to win a wristband!

ABOUT ROYAL BLOOD
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Royal Blood – vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher – have earned glowing comparisons with artists including The Black Keys, The White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age after their debut single ‘Out of the Black’ was released on the band’s own label Black Mammoth Records last year. Their self-titled debut was released in August to glowing reviews worldwide.

September 29th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: LUCINDA WILLIAMS, PRINCE AND EXCLUSIVE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PINK VINYL, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY AND EDMOND DANTES RELEASE PARTY!!

edmond dantes vinyl tuesdayIt’s New Release Tuesday, and a very special one because we are hosting the Edmond Dantes Release Party at 6 p.m. to celebrate the release of their new EP Juno!

Our new Vinyl Tuesday sale also 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:

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Edmond Dantes – Juno

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Prince – Art Official Age

Prince and 3rdeyegirl – Plectrumelectrum

Electric Wizard – Time to Die

Colbie Caillat – Gypsy Heart

Melissa Etheridge – This is M.E.

Lady Antebellum – 747 (deluxe edition also available)

Blake Shelton – No Sound Without Silence

Kat Edmonson – Big Picture

Oasis – What’s the Story, Morning Glory? Deluxe Edition

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold

Sick of It All – Last Act of Defiance

Madchild – Switched On

Finch – Back to Oblivion

The Script – No Sound Without Silence

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms

Between the Buried and Me – Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium

Slow Magic – How to Run Away

SPM (South Park Mexican) – Son of Norma

Nonpoint – Return

Decapitated – Blood Mantra (deluxe edition also available)

Stiff Little Fingers – No Going Back

Excel – Split Image Deluxe Edition

Steve Aoki – Neon Future I

Bryan Adams – Tracks of My Years

Status Quo – Frantic Four’s Final Fling: Live at the Dublin 02 Arena

Mr. Big – Stories We Could Tell

Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 15: Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77

Genesis – R-Kive

Various Artists – Link of Chain: A Songwriters’ Tribute to Chris Smither

Hot Rize – When I’m Free

Ricky Skaggs/Sharon White – Hearts Like Ours

Alabama and Friends – At the Ryman

Gerard Way – Hesitant Alien

Jon Lord, Deep Purple and Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord The Composer

Jon Lord, Deep Purple and Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord The Rock Legend

Abba – Live at Wembley

Herb Alpert – In the Mood

The Toure-Raichel Collective – The Paris Sessions

Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy

Jimbo Mathus – Jimmy the Kid

Sam Amidon – Lily-O

Pieta Brown – Paradise Outlaw

Butcher Babies – Uncovered

Flying Colors – Second Nature

Ferry Corsten – Full On: Ibiza 2014

Zodiac – Sonic Child

Weedeater – Sixteen Tons

Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Within Temptation – Hydra Media Book Tour Edition

Torch Runner – Endless Nothing

Tantric – The Blue Room Archives

Katatonia – Last Fair Day Gone Night

10 FT Ganja Plant – 10 Deadly Shots Vol. III

Meshuggah – I Remastered

Meshuggah – Ophidian Trek

1349 – Massive Cauldron of Chaos (deluxe edition also available)

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – The Hightone Years

Django Reinhardt – The Best of the Broadcast Performances

Bud Powell – I Know That You Know On Stage

Charlie Haden/Jim Hall – Charlie Haden/Jim Hall

Stanley Clarke – Up

Ian Anderson – Homo Erracticus

VINYL

Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Courtney Barnett – Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Jason Isbell – Southeastern (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Half the City (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Temples – Sun Structures (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Nothing – Guilty of Everything (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Lucius – Wildewoman (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

In This Moment – Blood (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Kellie Pickler – Woman I Am (exclusive pink colored vinyl Ten Bands One Cause Breast Cancer Awareness version)

Electric Wizard – Time to Die

Lucinda Williams – Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory Deluxe Edition

Touche Amore – Live on BBC Radio One: 2

Touche Amore/Title Fight – Split

Death – Spiritual Healing

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Mended With Gold

Frank Zappa – Apostrophe

Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault

Annie Lennox – Nostalgia

Joni Mitchell – Hejira

In Flames – Siren Charms

Thievery Corporation – Mirror Conspiracy

Thievery Corporation – Richest Man in Babylon

Thievery Corporation – Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi

Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall

Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music

Hudson Mohawke – Chimes

Weedeater – Sixteen Tons

King Diamond – Fatal Portrait

Sonny Clark – Cool Struttin’

Freddie Hubbard – Ready for Freddie

Kenny Drew – Undercurrent

Milt Jackson – Wizard of the Vibes

Stanley Turrentine – That’s Where It’s At

Sick of It All – Last Act of Defiance

DVD/BLU-RAY

Between the Buried and Me – Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium DVD