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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! 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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1. Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell
2. Fear and Saturday Night
Ryan Bingham
3. Gatz and Berakatz
Amuma Says No
4. Currents
Tame Impala
5. Coma Ecliptic
Between the Buried and Me
6. Into the Deep
Galactic
7. Sing Into My Mouth
Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell
8. Born in the Echoes
The Chemical Brothers
9. Before This World
James Taylor
10. Ultraviolence
Lana Del Rey

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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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July 28th, 2015

THE VISUAL TRUTH BEHIND THE LYRICS

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Being a fan of Amy Winehouse since I was a wide-eyed 8 year old listening to my mother blasting ‘F*** Me Pumps,’ I will always have a deep regret in me for not being old enough to attend at least one of her concerts. The closest I’ve gotten is sitting in a theater watching the horrific life that was behind the pain in her voice.

“Amy” delves into every bright and dark aspect of Ms. Winehouse’s life with family, friends, music and love that ultimately lead to substance abuse. It doesn’t just touch on certain aspects of her life either; instead, it covers each part of her life with such detail that you feel as though she was telling you her story.

The documentary provides a visual for each painstakingly honest song that Amy produced. From her early boyfriend being her “Lady-Boy” to her pop hit rebellion of “Rehab” and every song in between, her lyrics were brought to life before my eyes. The film is personal, leaving almost no unknown in the singer’s life (Other than what Amy and Raphael Saadiq would’ve sound like for an album’s worth of material). Her descent into the deepest, darkest pits of depression is put on display, as is a father who was looking to exploit his daughter for his own fame (“Are you only interested in me for what you can get out of me?” she’s caught asking him after he brought his own camera crew to a family vacation). We see her late husband Blake-Fielder Civil introducing her to crack cocaine and heroin, an addiction she battled due to the love she had for her husband. It also doesn’t leave Amy blameless for her own addictions.

This movie is especially heartbreaking and gut wrenching as it comes to an end, as you see her body deteriorate and her passion disappear. I believe Amy summed up her final years of life perfectly when asked about fame: “I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.”

July 28th, 2015

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO SLIGHTLY STOOPID AT OUTLAW FIELD; GET A FREE SIGNED LITHO WITH PURCHASE OF NEW ALBUM (AVAILABLE ON CD OR VINYL)!

FullSizeRenderSlightly Stoopid is performing at the Idaho Botanical Garden Outlaw Field on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and we’re offer one lucky fan a pair of tickets to the show!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Slightly Stoopid” HERE by 11:59 pm Sunday, Aug. 2. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Monday, Aug. 3.

We also just received a few autographed Slightly Stoopid lithos to give away free with purchase of Meanwhile … Back at the Lab, available now on CD and Aug. 7 on vinyl, including an exclusive indie store version with a bonus vinyl slipmat!

* 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 attend the shopping spree in person at the store. Prize package is non-transferable.

July 28th, 2015

PROOF EYEWEAR PRESENTS SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS AUG. 13; PROOF SUNGLASSES SHOWCASE AND FREE PAYETTE BREWING CO. BEER!

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Proof Eyewear presents Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The performance is part of our Proof Eyewear showcase and 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. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds are in town to perform at Tour de Fat Saturday, Aug. 15 – this is their only show on Thursday the 13th!

ABOUT SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS

418456463808-500The Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret for almost 18 years. Then in 2008, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds. In the years since, the group has performed more than 600 shows, released two full-length albums and an EP and enchanted tastemakers ranging from the Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today,and the New Yorker. They have shared the stage with such heavyweights as Gov’t Mule, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty, The Avett Brothers, Counting Crows and Galactic, and have turned audiences into believers through appearances on the festival circuit at Bonnaroo, Firefly, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Voodoo Music Experience and many more. In May, the band unleashed 10 irresistible anthems that comprise The Weather Below, their most rambunctious, raucous and righteous recording to date. The album was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy) and was released by Nashville-based Thirty Tigers.
ABOUT PROOF EYEWEAR
vProof is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, USA at the recently opened Proof Flagship Store on 9th Street. The startup provides products handcrafted from sustainable materials including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and re-purposed skateboard decks. Proof stands firm on three principles: heritage, sustainability, and giving back. Embracing the idea of being global citizens by doing good around the world, Proof is the pioneer in sustainable eyewear. The bird logo represents the belief, “Everyone has wings to fly, some just need a little help.” Their efforts in helping others have affected people from Idaho as well as remote regions on the other side of the globe.

July 24th, 2015

RECORD EXCHANGE TOP 10 SELLERS (WEEK ENDING JULY 23, 2015)

jason-isbell-something-more-than-free1. Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
2. Fear and Saturday Night, Ryan Bingham
3. Gatz and Berakatz, Amuma Says No
4. Currents, Tame Impala
5. Coma Ecliptic, Between the Buried and Me
6. Into the Deep, Galactic
7. Sing Into My Mouth, Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell
8. Born in the Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
9. Before This World, James Taylor
10. Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey

 
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