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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!


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1. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
2. Unleashed
3. Windy City
Alison Krauss
4. Petals
Elephant Revival
5. One More for the Road
Curtis Stigers
6. 25
7. Tell Me I’m Pretty
Cage the Elephant
8. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
9. Highway Queen
Nikki Lane
10. Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!


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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 8th, 2016


jesse-dayton-pub-pic-01Jesse Dayton will perform live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise) at 6pm Monday, Oct. 10. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Jesse Dayton is performing at Neurolux Sunday, Oct. 9 with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and The Supersuckers and we have tickets for sale at the store!

418457659211Purchase Jesse Dayton’s new album The Revealer at the in-store!


Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic’s darling for his first record on Justice Records, “Raisin’ Cain” (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson and Glen Campbell and he’s been featured in many guitar magazines.

Sensing a shift in the music business climate, Jesse formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value Of Nothing” on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead”). All while still performing 150 shows per year.

Jesse landed the part of Kinky Friedman in Ted Swindley’s stage production of “Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman,” which ran for a few weeks and also led him to releasing a record of Kinky Friedman original songs called “Jesse Sings Kinky,” which has opened up a whole new chapter for him with more radio airplay than ever in his career. As his film “Zombex” just got back from Cannes Film Festival, Jesse will be releasing the “Zombex soundtrack,” which is steeped heavily in the Louisiana/Texas music of his youth. Before JD starts on his next film, he’ll be on tour “brangin’ it” with his all-star band of hotdog Austin musicians, playing to his faithful fans (called “Hardchargers”) around the globe. Don’t miss this show!

October 7th, 2016


eponym-album-cover1. Eponym, SFM-Steve Fulton Music
2. 22 a Million, Bon Iver
3. Hoka, Nahko and Medicine for the People
4. Redemption and Ruin, The Devil Makes Three
5. American Band, Drive-By Truckers
6. Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends, Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends
7. Blue Mountain, Bob Weir
8. Sorceress, Opeth
9. Keep Me Singing, Van Morrison
10. For Better or Worse, John Prine

October 3rd, 2016


clarke-album-coverThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise) is honored to host the Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends Album Release Party at 6 p.m. Vinyl Tuesday, Oct. 4. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Clarke and the Himselfs and Friends will be available for purchase at the in-store!


And Friends officially formed in 2014 as a spiteful excuse to get more festival passes, but it’s important to note this current Clarke and the Himselfs is a diversion in itself that originally started in 2011 with Demmi and Clarke playing the first few shows together of what was to be another band entirely, but ended up being Clarke and the Himselfs 2.0, once it was only myself playing the shows. AND FRIENDS is probably what that other band intended to be but had never been defined as. I get asked quite frequently after Himselfs shows, ‘So did you not have anyone to play music with?’ and I always think in my head, ‘Man, what a stupid question,’ then politely say no and end it with some kind of mention of And Friends, because it’s these folks in this band and others I’ve been playing music with my whole life – these closest friends and I all share a similar experience playing music and growing up in Boise, Idaho. What’s stupid about that question is that it wouldn’t be possible for Clarke and the Himselfs to exist without the experience of playing music with others because music is a shared experience, a spiritual one that would not be possible without your friends. This band doesn’t feel created so much as it feels it always was — it’s got a close interwoven cosmic demeanor with very specific guidelines, which helps because since we’ve all been playing together for so long, the numbers come naturally. It’s also a family affair because it has to be. This is, I hope in part, of this LP, to be some kind of reflection of that.” – Clarke Howell


Produced by Brett Netson and Clarke Howell

Demmi Netson on Drums, Vocals, Piano
Otis Crook on Drums, Vocals, Guitar
William Bendler on Drums, Vocals, Guitar
Clarke Howell on Drums, Vox, Guitar, Bass
Brett Netson on Guitar and Bass
Brittany McConnell on Violin on “Asteroid” and “Untitled”Recorded at the Tonic Room in Boise, Idaho

B&W album photos by Jeremy Conant
Border layout by William Bendler
Design by Suzanne
Album mix: Brett Netson, Clarke Howell, Eric Penney
Vinyl mastering by Telegraph Audio
Pressed at Cascade Records