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After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2013 Top 10 lists, and leading up to Christmas we're posting individual lists here on the website. You can also visit the store to view all the lists in realtime and shop our special '13 Staff Picks display. Let the judgment begin!

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Okay, here it is: the Record Store Day exclusives list. Over 400 limited-edition CDs, vinyl LPs, 7-inches and more available Saturday, April 19 at The Record Exchange. Follow the link to peruse the list and read about Record Exchange RSD events!

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1. Seasons
Hollow Wood
2. Lazaretto
Jack White
3. Fortune Favors the Bold
Bread & Circus
4. Benjamin Booker
Benjamin Booker
5. The Both
The Both
6. Zaba
Glass Animals
7. The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
Eric Clapton and Friends
8. Voyager
Jenny Lewis
9. Singles
Future Islands
10. Foundations of Burden

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August 19th, 2014

94.9 FM THE RIVER PRESENTS HOLLOW WOOD RELEASE PARTY AUGUST 19

hollow woodHollow Wood will celebrate their debut “Seasons EP” with a release party presented by 94.9 FM The River at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages.

The “Seasons EP” will be available at The Record Exchange on its official release date of Tuesday, Aug. 5. We will have copies for sale at the release party, too.

ABOUT HOLLOW WOOD

With roots in earnest and truthful music, Hollow Wood maintains a balance of intimacy and power that blend together to create an incredibly engaging musical experience. Formed in Boise, Idaho in 2010, Hollow Wood consists of an organic and consistently evolving lineup of musicians who are devoted to expressing music in an honest way.  Morgan Schuler of KEXP in Seattle writes, “Even now, I can remember being wrapped up in it as the crowd cheered, danced and clapped their way through the set.”

August 18th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 8/19: ELECTRIC WURMS (FLAMING LIPS), PALLBEARER, DR. JOHN, POLICA, KIMBRA AND MORE

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

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Electric Wurms (Flaming Lips) – Musik Die Schwer zu Twerk

Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden

Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Kimbra – Golden Echo

Celebration – Albumen

Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood

Various Artists – Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited

Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker

Bread & Circus – Fortune Favors the Bold

Dragonforce – Maximum Overload (deluxe edition also available)

Paul Thorn – Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Imogen Heap – Sparks (deluxe edition also available)

Last Internationale – We Will Reign

Smokey Robinson – Smokey & Friends

Various Artists – Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue

Ace Frehley – Space Invader (deluxe edition also available)

Bebel Gilberto – Tudo

Cory Branan – No-Hit Wonder

Rob McCoury – 5 String Flamethrower

Buckcherry – Fuck

Nektar – Remember the Future

Accept – Blind Rage (deluxe edition also available)

Liam Bailey – Definitely Now

Orenda Fink – Blue Dream

Sarah Jaffe – Don’t Disconnect

Caroline Rose – I Will Not Be Afraid

The Brokeoffs – Restless Leg

Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – You Will Eventually

Bahamas – Bahamas is Afie

Various Artists – VH1 Love and Hip Hop: Music From the Series

Kyle Hollingsworth – Speed of Life

Bishop Allen – Lights Out

Elvin Bishop – Can’t Even Do Wrong Right

The Posies – Failure

William Shatner – Live

Paul Hardcastle – Moovin’ & Groovin’

Justin Hayward – Spirits … Live: Live at the Buckhead Theater Atlanta

Randy Travis – Influence 2: The Man I Am

Rocco Deluca – Rocca Deluca

Dirty Loops – Loopified

Halcyon Way – Conquer

Joel Crouse – Joel Crouse

Otis Gibbs – Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth

Peliroja – Injusticia

Judy Collins – Sings Lennon and McCartney

Amy Grant – In Motion: The Remixes

VINYL

Electric Wurms – Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk

Polica – Raw Exit

Ryan Adams – 1984

Com Truise – In Decay

Trash Talk – No Peace

Skrillex – Recess

Kimbra – Golden Echo

Julia Holter – Tragedy

Lykke Li – I Never Learn

Dragonforce – Maximum Overload

The Offspring – Smash 20th Anniversary Edition

Imogen Heap – Sparks

Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot! All Original

Bishop Allen – Lights Out

Moon Duo – Live in Ravenna

Last Internationale – We Will Reign

John Lennon – Shaved Fish

Stereo MC’s – Connected

Eels – Beautiful Freak

Cream – The Best of Cream

Eric Clapton – Time Pieces: The Best of Clapton

John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers – Sense of Place

Django Reinhardt – Essential Electric

Human League – Dare

Crime – Murder By Guitar

Chet Baker – In New York

G.B.H. – City Baby’s Revenge

DVD/BLU-RAY

Justin Hayward – Spirits … Live: Live at the Buckhead Theater Atlanta

August 17th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED ‘WEIRD AL’ YANKOVIC VINYL TEST PRESSING LP!

WeirdAl_ETWFlyerThe Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare autographed vinyl test pressing of the new “Weird Al” Yankovic album Mandatory Fun, and one lucky customer will win it!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Weird Al” HERE by midnight Monday, Aug. 25. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

* 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.

August 17th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN AN AUTOGRAPHED JENNY LEWIS VINYL TEST PRESSING OR POSTER; BUY THE CD, GET A FREE TICKET TO THE KNIT SHOW, TOO!

tumblr_n976e4LY1G1tv4wguo1_1280The Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare autographed vinyl test pressing of the new Jenny Lewis album Voyager, and one lucky customer will win it. Runner-up will win an autographed Jenny Lewis poster!

To enter the drawing, send an email with the subject “Jenny Lewis” HERE by midnight Monday, Aug. 18. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Also, Jenny Lewis is playing the Knitting Factory on Sunday, Aug. 17, and the first 25 people to buy Voyager at the RX get a free ticket to the show!

* 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.

August 13th, 2014

BREAD & CIRCUS ALBUM RELEASE PARTY PREVIEW IN-STORE THURSDAY, AUG. 14; FREE PAYETTE BREWING BEER!

10491116_328058190688672_3274456946606284482_nBread & Circus will perform a special album release party preview in-store at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Downtown Boise). The band is holding a release party on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Visual Arts Collective, 3638 Osage St., Garden City. We’ll be serving free Payette Brewing Co. beer for guests 21 and older with I.D. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages!

Bread & Circus’ debut album “Fortune Favors the Bold” will be available for purchase at the in-store. The first 20 people to buy it get a free ticket to the album release party at the VaC and get entered to win Bread & Circus’ benefit raffle for Boise Bicycle Project that includes a Yakima RidgeBack 4 Hitch Rack, GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition POV camera, two CamelBak hydration packs and six boxes of PowerBar energy product (retail value of $1,000).

ABOUT BREAD & CIRCUS

Bread & Circus play melodically stout, catchy yet kitschy, steep southern boogie music with a pinch of white bread soul rolled in a metric ton of improvisational rock and roll. Originally composed songs played in earnest and always with honesty jam-packed with a creative and expressive nature. Hell bent and quite content on making you move your feet and soothing the soul.

Players in the band:

Michael Blumenstein – Rhythm/Lead Guitar, Vocals and Percussion
Jon Engelund – Bass, Vocals
Brady Meyers – Mandolin, Vocals
Garrett Finley – Drums, Vocals