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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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February 24th, 2017


Here’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange!


The Hand – Find a Reason
David Bowie – No Plan
Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
Sun Kil Moon – Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
The Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling
Thundercat – Drunk
Little Big Town – The Breaker
All Them Witches – Sleeping Through the War
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
Xiu Xiu – Forget
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist
Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
The Stooges/Various Artists – Gimme Danger: Music From the Motion Picture
Allen Rayman – Roadhouse 01
Roy Orbison – A Black and White Night 30th Anniversary Edition
Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
Wild Pink – Wild Pink
Peter Silberman – Impermanence
Born of Osiris – Eternal Reign
Suicide Silence – Suicide Silence
Sanctuary – Inception
Dams of the West – Youngish American
Celtic Thunder – Emmet Cahill’s Ireland
Froth – Outside (Briefly)
Hippo Campus – Landmark
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost
Acceptance – Colliding By Design
Wesley Stace – Wesley Stace’s John Wesley Harding
The Feelies – In Between
H. Scott Biram – The Bad Testament
Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue
Roy Buchanan – Telemaster Live in ’75
Six Feet Under – Torment
Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars
Immolation – Atonement
Armored Saint – Carpe Noctum (Live 2015)
Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost
Dear Evan Hansen – Original Cast Recording


The Hand – Find a Reason/All You Want
Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling (four vinyl color variants)
All Them Witches – Sleeping Through the War (indie exclusive double colored vinyl available)
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
King Woman – Created in the Image of Suffering
Xiu Xiu – Forget
Six Organs of Admittance – Burning the Threshold
Modern Baseball – Perfect Cast
Sonny and the Sunsets – Tomorrow is Alright
Hippo Campus – Landmark
The Feelies – In Between
Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
George Harrison – Various Reissues
Lupe Fiasco – Drogas Light
Lydia – This December; It’s One More and I’m Free
Various Artists – Synthesize the Soul: Astro Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988
Arthur Russell – Instrumentals
The Shadow Band – Wilderness of Love
Dude York – Sincerely
Watain – Casus Luciferi
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic
Rebel Wizard – Triumph of Gloom
Immolation – Atonement
Entrance – Book of Changes
Disturbed – Live at Red Rocks
The Early November – Fifteen Years
Gary Moore – Run for Cover
Gary Moore – Wild Frontier
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks – Greatest Licks: I Feel Like Singin’

February 23rd, 2017


TheHandPromoPhto_PThe Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) is honored to host The Hand Album Release Party at 6pm Thursday, Feb. 23. “Find a Reason” will be available for purchase at the party. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. The Hand also will be celebrating the release with a special performance at Neurolux Feb. 24 with Cerberus Rex and Mantooth – tickets available at The Record Exchange!


TheHand_FAR.CDThe Hand was formed in 1998 with the intention of the lineup being Pat “Brown” Schmaljohn on bass and vocals, Scott Schmaljohn on guitar and vocals and a drummer that would put up with the Schmaljohn brothers. This plan was cut short with a substance addiction and later death of Pat Brown (RIP) in 1999. Scott and Pat were eager and excited to play together after a break from years of playing, recording and touring in Boise bands State of Confusion (1983-1988) and Treepeople (1988-1992).

Following the tragedy, The Hand’s first lineup included Scott Schmaljohn on guitar and vocals, Darin Dodd on drums and Chris Bock on bass.

TheHandSngleThe Hand currently features Cody Roy (Demoni) on drums, James Johnson (Trigger Itch) on bass and Scott Schmaljohn on guitar and vocals. Uniting in 2014, The Hand had a new vigor, urgency and energy. The Hand was asked to tour in February 2016 on an 11-shows-in-12-days West Coast tour with Built to
Spill. “We were well received on tour, and knew we had to get a new record out,” Scott says.

With this new momentum, chemistry and songwriting, The Hand went into Andy A.’s Chop Shop studio to record nine new songs. “Find a Reason” will be officially released at The Record Exchange release party. The Hand will also have a two-song vinyl 7-inch( limited edition of 30, signed and numbered) for sale at both shows.

The Hand is planning tour dates in the spring, as well as playing Treefort Music Fest Wednesday, March 22 at Neurolux.

February 23rd, 2017


418457804811The Flaming Lips recently released Oczy Mlody, and to celebrate we’re giving away a limited edition vinyl test pressing to one lucky customer!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Flaming Lips” HERE by midnight Thursday, Feb. 23. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Friday, Feb. 24.