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2016 staff picks

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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Black Friday is over, but we still have many of the 125+ vinyl and CD exclusives you can’t get anywhere else in the Treasure Valley!

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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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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 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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FRIDAY, DEC. 16
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
9am - 10pm
SUNDAY, DEC. 18
9am - 7pm
MONDAY, DEC. 19
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
TUESDAY, DEC. 20
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
FRIDAY, DEC. 23
9am (gift shop 7:30am) - 10pm
CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24
8am - 6pm
CHRISTMAS DAY, DEC. 25
Closed
NEW YEAR’S EVE, DEC. 31
9am - 9pm
NEW YEAR’S DAY, JAN. 1
10am - 7pm

[ give the gift of music ]

give the gift of music

The Record Exchange has 50 hand-picked new CDs sale-priced at $9.99 plus 40 select sale-priced vinyl LPs for your holiday gift-giving!

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idaho ho ho 2016

The 2016 edition of the Idaho Ho Ho benefit holiday CD is available at The Record Exchange! Proceeds from sales of the CD go to the Idaho Foodbank!

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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 on sale at The Record Exchange starting Sept. 9!

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rx top 10

1. Idaho Ho Ho Vol. 7
Various Artists
2. Blue and Lonesome
Rolling Stones
3. You Want It Darker
Leonard Cohen
4. Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Metallica
5. Cleopatra
The Lumineers
6. Eponym
SFM-Steve Fulton Music
7. We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service
A Tribe Called Quest
8. 22, A Million
Bon Iver
9. Day Breaks
Norah Jones
10. Sea Change
Beck

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July 22nd, 2010

RECORD EXCHANGE STAFF PICK: MATT THE INTERN ON WILD NOTHING’S ‘GEMINI’

Wild Nothing‘s Gemini — you may have heard about it in the blogosphere — has been on heavy rotation at The Record Exchange, and Matt the Intern is here to tell you why:

So far 2010 has been a big year for bedroom pop, yet nothing has been quite as magical as Wild Nothing’s Gemini.

Meet Jack Tatum, the early twenty-year-old behind Wild Nothing who draws influences from his daydreams and the time of the ’80s. Tatum centers around his dreams, which tend to be gloomy, singing of love, loss, and escape. Musically, Wild Nothing’s sound is ethereal, dreamy guitar pop, hinting back to the styles of My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins and Johnny Marr.

Tatum’s congenital songcrafting could be the greatest element about Wild Nothing. From the first listen, it’s striking to hear such wonderful arrangements, and soon the songs make their way into everyday life. Gemini is an instant classic. It’s an album for the hopeful and the sad. Though this record is usually found in my daily rotation, I find it best on a drive through the rain or on a night walk in the pleasant summer air.

The Record Exchange has Gemini available in the store on CD and vinyl, or you can download it from our ThinkIndie Digital Store HERE.

May 27th, 2010

RECORD EXCHANGE STAFF PICK: MATT THE INTERN ON PEARLY GATE MUSIC

The Record Exchange is pleased as punch to welcome intern Matt Jones to our handsome family for a summer of back-breaking labor (clean basement, here we come!) and idle busy work.

When he’s not fetching us coffee, Matt, a business/marketing major at Boise State, will be learning the finer points of record store marketing and promotions. His first task was helping us sell records by extolling the virtues of the fine and dandy Barsuk debut from Pearly Gate Music, Matt’s Staff Pick of the Week:

Barsuk Records has a history of exciting releases from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Nada Surf, Menomena and Rilo Kiley to name a few. They also know how to select great under-the-radar acts, usually from the Seattle area, who have that infectious Northwest sound. Pearly Gate Music is yet another group adding to Barsuk’s constant appeal.

Pearly Gate Music, better known as Zach Tillman, uses his extraordinary, smooth voice alongside great instrumentation. Tillman’s self-titled debut album, released in May, is currently a Record Exchange Listening Station pick. The songs are fairly simple, yet full of vivid storytelling. Amidst the folk vibe, sudden pop outbursts are found in tracks like “Big Escape,” “Oh, What a Time!,” and “Bad Nostalgia.” If you’re looking for a stripped down, acoustic album packed with beautiful melodies while exploring themes like religion, carelessness and the great outdoors, this is your pick.