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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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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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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. LET'S GO OUT TONIGHT
Curtis Stigers
2. DOTTED LINE
Nickel Creek
3. CARRY THE FIRE
Delta Rae
4. MORNING PHASE
Beck
5. AWAKE
Tycho
6. OUT AMONG THE STARS
Johnny Cash
7. WASTED YEARS
OFF!
8. CARTER GIRL
Carlene Carter
9. TIL THE CASKET DROPS
ZZ Ward
10. LOST IN DREAMS
Curtis Stigers

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The Record Exchange is proud to be part of Radio Boise's KRBX Card program! Present your card on Sunday and New Release Tuesday (6-9 p.m.) and get 20% off all gift shop items and 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD, Blu-ray and cassettes!

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April 13th, 2014

BTS ‘ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE WAVERS’ RECORD STORE DAY PORTRAIT CONTEST; BAND WILL SELECT WINNING PHOTO!

built to spillBuilt To Spill‘s Ultimate Alternative Wavers is getting issued on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day (April 19), and The Record Exchange is holding a portrait contest inspired by the album cover!

To enter to win, contestants submit a photo print of their re-creation of the Ultimate Alternative Wavers cover portrait (the original was taken at the Boise Towne Square Sears, if you’re going for authenticity). Built to Spill will vote on the winner, who will receive a prize pack including a copy of the Ultimate Alternative Wavers Record Store Day release, Record Exchange Gift Card and other goodies.

Entries must be submitted to The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) by 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, with the winner notified no later than Friday, April 18. One entry per person. Entries will not be accepted electronically or via mail/delivery service. Good luck!

ABOUT THE ‘ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE WAVERS’ RSD EXCLUSIVE LP

- 20th anniversary
- First time ever on vinyl
- Old school ‘tip-on’ gatefold jacket with insert
- Remastered from original tapes
- Audiophile pressing w/ lacquers cut by John Golden and vinyl pressed at RTI
- 4,500 pressed on gold wax for Record Store Day; 500 pressed on green wax for Pacific Northwest stores (ID, OR, WA)

Modern Classics Recordings is proud to present for the first time on vinyl Built to Spill‘s debut album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. Showcasing a nod to Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr, UAW was recorded at Audio Lab Studios in the band’s hometown of Boise, Idaho, and soon after released on Seattle imprint C/Z Records in 1993. Featuring former Treepeople member Doug Martsch, Caustic Resin’s Brett Netson and drummer Ralf Youtz, the album features total rippers like the 9-minute “Built Too Long Parts 1, 2 & 3″, while the hazy daze of “Nowhere Nothin’ Fuckup” lyrically pays homage to Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin”. While it may have been the band’s debut, UAW still remains a special time capsule from one of modern rock’s great bands that’s still going strong after 21 years.

RECORD EXCHANGE RECORD STORE DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

THURSDAY, APRIL 17
- St. Paul and the Broken Bones Record Store Day Weekend Kickoff In-store (presented by 94.9 FM The River and Boise Weekly) 6pm
- Free bicycle parking provided by Boise Bicycle Project
Full event details HERE.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18
- RSD Exclusives Listening Party/‘Last Shop Standing’ film screening 6pm — free Payette Brewing Co. beer/Pie Hole pizza* and tons of raffle prizes, including drawings for the first five places in line on Record Store Day! Michael Bunnell, Record Exchange Owner, Executive Director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores and Record Store Day Founding Board Member, will lead a Record Store Day Q&A at 6:30pm.
- 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray and cassettes!
- Free bicycle parking provided by Boise Bicycle Project
*While supplies last
Full event details HERE.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
- 400 exclusives released — open 9am-10pm; Gift Shop opens at 8am for line. Free drip coffee & Guru Donuts (courtesy of New West Records)* 8-9am! The Record Exchange will stay open until 10pm on Record Store Day.
- Go Listen Boise buskers and bake sale on the sidewalk (10am-7pm)
- Pie Hole pizza for sale
- 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray and cassettes!
- Free bicycle parking provided by Boise Bicycle Project
*While supplies last
Full event details HERE.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20
- Sevendust new album signing 3pm — get a VIP line wristband with purchase of Time Travelers and Bonfires (out April 15).
- 20% off used CDs, vinyl, DVD/Blu-ray and cassettes!
- Free bicycle parking provided by Boise Bicycle Project
Full event details HERE.

April 11th, 2014

BOISE WEEKLY PRESENTS FAMOUS MOTEL COWBOYS LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE THURSDAY, APRIL 24 (6PM)

famous motel cowboysBoise Weekly presents Famous Motel Cowboys at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Famous Motel Cowboys are performing three nights of reunion shows April 25-27 at Humpin’ Hannah’s!

ABOUT PINTO BENNETT AND THE FAMOUS MOTEL COWBOYS

garden city skylinePinto Bennett and the Famous Motel Cowboys return to Boise the last weekend in April for their eleventh annual Famous Motel Cowboys Reunion.  They’ll be celebrating the release of their first album in over 20 years, Garden City Skyline, and will be performing songs from the new album, as well as familiar favorites from their four previous albums.

Pinto Bennett has been an influential part of the vibrant Northwest music scene since the seventies when he was a member of the hard country band Tarwater.  The eighties saw him and the Motel Cowboys touring extensively throughout the Western U.S. and in Europe.  The band broke up (they thought) in 1991, and Pinto moved to Nashville, Tennessee, for a few years to pursue his craft. He eventually returned to Boise and continued to perform in a more acoustic setting with his new band – Trio Pinto. Guitarists Rob Matson and Sergio Webb also relocated to Nashville, and still live there.  Bassist Jim Lemmon now lives in Eugene, Oregon, and drummer Joe Dow is in Salt Lake City, so the band is effectively spread out across the country.

In 2004, Jim Lemmon had the idea to hold a reunion, and thirteen years after they broke up, they put together the first of what has become an annual event.  The reunion has evolved into a three day affair involving not only the Motel Cowboys, but artists from all over the Northwest and beyond.  Many of Boise’s talented musicians donate their time each year to help celebrate a musical tradition that continues to make Boise one of the richest and most diverse live music cities in the country.

This year’s line-up features close to 60 musicians, including Montana Rose, Joshua Tree, John Hansen, Kole Moulton and Lonely Road, Reilly Coyote, David Lyle Evans, SFM Steve Fulton Music, Old Death Whisper, New Transit, Kip Attaway and his All Star Band, The Lemmon Family Band, Dale Keys, Kenny Saunders, The Neckid Rednecks, and Carolina Morning.

More information on the band, their music and the FMC Reunion can be found on their website: famousmotelcowboys.com.

April 8th, 2014

WIN A JOHNNY CASH TEST PRESSING!

57c57b46The Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare vinyl test pressing of the new Johnny Cash album Out Among the Stars, and one lucky customer will win it!

To be entered into the drawing*, send an email with the subject “Cash” HERE by Monday, April 14. We will draw the winner at random and contact the winner on Tuesday, April 15.

*You must live in the Boise metro area and be able to pick up the prize at the store to be eligible to enter.

April 7th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE TOP 20 SELLERS (WEEK ENDING APRIL 6, 2014)

Beck-Morning-Phase1. Morning Phase, Beck
2. Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
3. Cope, Manchester Orchestra
4. Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne, Various Artists
5. Here and Nowhere Else, Cloud Nothings
6. Lost in the Dream, The War on Drugs
7. Supermodel, Foster the People
8. Foreverly, Billie Joe and Norah
9. Out Among the Stars, Johnny Cash
10. Salad Days, Mac DeMarco
11. Winter and the Wolves, Grieves
12. An Idaho Dozen, Country Club
13. Dark Arc, Saintseneca
14. Southeastern, Jason Isbell
15. Strange Journey Vol. 3, Cunninlynguists
16. Good Kid M.A.A.D. City, Kendrick Lamar
17. Love Death Immortality, Glitch Mob
18. Hard Working Americans, Hard Working Americans
19. Saudade, Thievery Corporation
20. Live in Amsterdam, Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

April 7th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 4/8: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, THE FAINT, CARLENE CARTER, OFF!, AVEY TARE AND MORE

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

CD

Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican (deluxe edition also available)

The Faint – Doom Abuse

Carlene Carter – Carter Girl

OFF! – Wasted Years

Avicii – True: Avicii By Avic

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter the Slasher House

Joan Osborne – Love and Hate

Highasakite – Silent Treatment

Linda Ronstadt – Duets

Eric Hutchinson – Pure Fiction

De Lux – Voyage

Heathers – Kingdom

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home

Chuck Inglish – Convertibles

Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball Deluxe Edition (2CD/1DVD)

Peter Gabriel – Hit: International Edition

Patton Oswalt – Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

Somo – Somo

Teebs – Estara

Tweens – Tweens

James Durbin – Celebrate

The Greyhounds – Accumulator

Delain – Human Contradiction (deluxe edition also available)

Mercyme – Welcome to the New

VINYL

OFF! – Wasted Years

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter the Slasher House

The Faint – Doom Abuse

The Used – Imaginary Enemy

Danny Brown – Old

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Deluxe Edition

Teebs – Estara

De Lux – Voyage

Highasakite – Silent Treatment

Various Artists – World Psychedelic Classics Vol. 3: Love’s a Real Thing

Various Artists – Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical

Todd Terje – It’s Album Time