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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 ]

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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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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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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[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Strangers to Ourselves
Modest Mouse
2. The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Brandi Carlile
3. Tracker
Mark Knopfler
4. To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
5. Another Eternity
Purity Ring
6. Complicated Game
James McMurtry
7. Sour Soul
Badbadnotgood and Ghostface Killah
8. Sing Elliott Smith
Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield
9. 1989
Taylor Swift
10. Eclipse
Twin Shadow

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March 23rd, 2015

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: BRETT NETSON, VAN MORRISON & COURTNEY BARNETT, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY SAVINGS ALL DAY!

vinyl tuesday poster reduced 475It’s New Release Tuesday, and it’s also Vinyl Tuesday — 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

Van Morrison – Duets: Re-Working the Catalogue

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Laura Marling – Short Movie

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015

Nellie McKay – My Weekly Reader

James Bay – Chaos and the Calm

Buena Vista Social Club – Lost and Found

Zu – Cortar Todo

Striking Matches – Nothing But the Silence

Curtis Knight and the Squires (feat. Jimi Hendrix) – You Can’t Use My Name

Vetiver – Complete Strangers

Toto – Toto XIV (deluxe edition also available)

Strung Out – Transmission.Alpha.Delta

Seasick Steve – Sonic Soul Surfer

Smallpools – Lovetap

Big Data – 2.0

Bombadil – Hold On

The Go! Team – The Scene Between

Jeff the Brotherhood – Wasted on the Dream

Geographer – Ghost Modern

Hayden – Hey Love

Opeth – Various Reissues

The Acacia Strain – Metal Wreckage Presents

Theories – Regression

Thursday – Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Edition

Kansas – Miracles Out of Nowhere

Various Artists – While We’re Young Soundtrack

Liturgy – Ark Work

Inquisition – The Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer

Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Stellar

Chon – Grow

VINYL

Brett Netson and Snakes – Scavenger Cult

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (limited edition indie exclusive version also available)

The Who – Various Reissues

Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach

Mark Kozelek – Live at Biko

Laura Marling – Short Movie (limited edition indie exclusive version also available)

Curtis Knight and the Squires (feat. Jimi Hendrix) – You Can’t Use My Name

Thin Lizzy – Various Reissues

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015

Echosmith – Talking Dreams

James Bay – Chaos and the Calm

NOFX and Friends – Home Street Home

Hot Water Music – 20th Anniversary Collection

Strung Out – Transmission.Alpha.Delta

Common – Like Water for Chocolate

Thursday – Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Edition

Of Mice and Men – Restoring Force: Full Circle

Bill Evans – Explorations

Sonny Rollins – Volume 1

Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer

Freddie Hubbard – Blue Spirits

Christian Death – Ashes

Christian Death – Catastrophe Ballet

Various Artists – Little Shop of Horrors Soundtrack

Wayne Cochran – Wayne Cochran

Mystery Skulls – Forever

J.J. Johnson – Willie Dynamite

Richie Havens – Mixed Bag

Burning Love – Down So Long/Medicine Man

DVD/BLU-RAY

Joe Bonamassa – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks DVD and Blu-ray

Various Artists – Musicares Tribute to Paul McCartney DVD and Blu-ray

Miley Cyrus – Bangerz Tour DVD

March 23rd, 2015

RECORD EXCHANGE TOP 10 SELLERS (WEEK ENDING MARCH 22, 2015)

modestmouse-strangerstoourselves1. Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse
2. The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
3. Tracker, Mark Knopfler
4. To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
5. Another Eternity, Purity Ring
6. Complicated Game, James McMurtry
7. Sour Soul, Badbadnotgood and Ghostface Killah
8. Sing Elliott Smith, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield
9. 1989, Taylor Swift
10. Eclipse, Twin Shadow

March 17th, 2015

ENTER TO WIN AN ULTRA-RARE KID ROCK ‘FIRST KISS’ VINYL TEST PRESSING LP!

20141121_215603_2506_681628Kid Rock recently released First Kiss, and we got our hands on an ultra-rare vinyl test pressing of the album to give to one lucky customer!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Kid Rock” HERE by midnight Sunday, March 29. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Tuesday, March 31.

* 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.

March 17th, 2015

ENTER TO WIN A FENCES VINYL LP!

418456305198Fences just released Lesser Oceans, and to celebrate one lucky customer will win a vinyl LP!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Fences” HERE by midnight Sunday, March 29. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Tuesday, March 31.

* 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.