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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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Before This World
James Taylor
2. Pop Songs for Elk
Hillfolk Noir
3. Coming Home
Leon Bridges
4. Payola
Desaparecidos
5. Sticky Fingers
Rolling Stones
6. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Florence + the Machine
7. Angeleno
Sam Outlaw
8. Still
Richard Thompson
9. In Colour
Jamie xx
10. Django and Jimmie
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

[ 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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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!

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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!

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 17th, 2015

FOURTH RECORD EXCHANGE SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE CONFIRMED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 27 (3PM)!

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 fourth confirmed show:

Friday, March 27 (3 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 TBD

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 27 via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

Shhh!

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 13th, 2015

PAYETTE BREWING CO. PRESENTS RX TREEFORT WARMUP PARTY WITH NEW MADRID IN-STORE FRIDAY, MARCH 13!

newmadrid-pr3-72dpiPayette Brewing Co. presents the Treefort Music Fest Warmup Party featuring New Madrid live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. starting at 6! As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. New Madrid is performing at Neurolux later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

ABOUT NEW MADRID

newmadrid-cover-72dpiFrom just south of the Appalachian Mountains, in the rolling hills of Athens, GA., comes the roaring young four-piece New Madrid. Following the critical acclaim of their 2012 independently released album Yardboat, the band signed with Normaltown Records and promptly began work on their sophomore album Sunswimmer.

Recorded during a cool, rainy July, under the direction of David Barbe (Deerhunter, Drive-By Truckers), the aural landscapes forged in Sunswimmer become almost palpable. Combining reverb-drenched vocal harmonies, soaring underwater noise and floating, meandering melodies, the sounds don’t exit the speakers as much as they condense and hang in the air like the humid Athens summer that birthed them.