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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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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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1. Sound & Color
Alabama Shakes
2. Wilder Mind
Mumford & Sons
3. Untethered Moon
Built to Spill
4. Dark Bird is Home
The Tallest Man on Earth
5. The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket
6. The Traveling Kind
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
7. Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels
8. I Can’t Imagine
Shelby Lynne
9. Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour
Leonard Cohen
10. Bush
Snoop Lion

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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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May 4th, 2015


11156301_10152783102483144_4445064431613884878_n-1In the past two weeks, we’ve been able to get our hands on some Record Store Day restocks, thanks to our friends at fellow indie record stores across the country. A couple of late arrivals showed up, too.

We still have dozens of RSD15 titles left in stock, too, all in limited quantities (and many with only one or two copies left). Here’s the updated list:


Tegan & Sara – Live at Zia Records
Charlie Parker – The Charlie Parker Story
Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think
Amon Tobin – Dark Jovian

More on the way, too!

Metallica – No Life Til Leather
J Dilla – Fuck the Police
Black Star – Fix Up
Various Artists – The LEGO Movie Soundtrack
The 101ers – Elgin Avenue Breakdown
David Bowie – Changes
Mastodon – Atlanta
Ministry – Trax Box
Johnny Cash – Koncert V Praze
Ryan Adams – Come Pick Me Up
Billie Joe Armstrong – Live Freaky Die
Citizen Dick – Touch Me I’m Dick
The Violent Femmes – Happy New Year
Echosmith – Acoustic Dreams
Sly and the Family Stone – Live at the Fillmore East
Xiu Xiu – Fabulous Muscles
GWAR – America Must Be Destroyed
Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Time Warp EP
KMD – Bl_ck B_st_rds Deluxe Pop Up Book
Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Broeder Dieleman – Split 7”
Brian Eno – My Squelchy Life
Typhoon – Prosthetic Love (Piano Version)
Real Friends – More Acoustic Songs
Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
Residents – Intermissions
Residents – Satisfaction
Brian May – The Day After Halloween (1980 Original Soundtrack)
Brian May – Patrick (1979 Original Soundtrack)
Brian May – Thirst (1979 Original Soundtrack)
Guided By Voices – Do the Collapse
Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
Trey Anastasio – Bounce
Bee Gees – Extended
!!! – All You Writers
William Onyeabor – Atomic Bomb Remix
Black Milk – If There’s a Hell Below Instrumentals
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto – Selections From Getz/Gilberto 76
Various Artists – Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Vol. 2
The Devil Wears Prada – South of the City
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else Remixed
Various Artists – The Walking Dead Soundtrack
Yellowcard – Perfect Sky
Machinedrum – Vapor City Remixes
Eyedea and Abilities – E&A
Twin Peaks – In The Morning (In The Evening)
The Front Bottoms/GDP – The Front Bottoms/GDP split single
Val Stephen – The Electrogenic Music of Val Stephen
Braid – Kids Get Grids
Dionne Warwick/The Stranglers – Walk On By
Grandmaster Flash/Stiff Little Fingers – The Message

Dozens more than this – full list on website!

Built To Spill – Untethered Moon
The Doors – Strange Days
Various Artists – The Darjeeling Limited (Original Soundtrack)
Mumford & Sons – Believe
Grateful Dead – Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale NY 3/29/90
Grateful Dead – Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of the Grateful Dead
Jerry Garcia – Jerry Garcia (Compliments)
The Kinks – Kinksize Hits
The Kinks – Kinksize Session
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Flaming Lips – This Here Giraffe
The Flaming Lips – Bad Days
The Flaming Lips – Brainville
The Black Keys/Junior Kimbrough – Meet Me In The City
David Bowie/Tom Verlaine – Kingdom Come
Stooges – Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano’s
Iggy Pop – Shot Myself Up
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band – Rough Raw and Amazing
Courtney Barnett – Kim’s Caravan
The Replacements – Replacements EP
The Hold Steady – Heaven is Whenever
Gram Parsons/Lemonheads – Brass Buttons
Various Artists – The Wrestling Album/Piledriver
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane Blues
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Question the Answers
Jethro Tull – Live at Carnegie Hall
Interpol – Everything is Wrong
Grizzly Bear – Horn of Plenty
Sun Ra – Calling Planet Earth
The Animals – The Animals No. 2
St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Live From The Alabama Theatre
OFF! – Live From The BBC
Of Montreal – Snare Lustrous Doomings
Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
Justin Townes Earle – Live at Grimey’s
Dresden Dolls – The Virginia Monologues
The Dead Milkmen – Beelzebubba
Social Distortion – Social Distortion
Blackberry Smoke – Wood, Wire and Roses
Gov’t Mule – Stoned Side of the Mule Vol 2
Florence + the Machine – What Kind of Man
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Little Boys With Shiny Toys
Joan Jett – Flashback
The Everly Brothers – 15 Everly Hits
Garbage – The Chemicals
Rise Against – The Eco-Terrorist in Me
Clutch – From Beale Street to Oblivion Special Edition

May 4th, 2015


418456349968-5001. Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
2. Untethered Moon, Built to Spill
3. Jekyll + Hyde, Zac Brown Band
4. The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
5. The Magic Whip, Blur
6. Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse
7. Stages, Josh Groban
8. In Return, Odesza
9. Sirens, The Weepies
10. Strange Trails, Lord Huron

May 3rd, 2015


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


Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind (deluxe edition available)

My Morning Jacket – Waterfall (deluxe edition available)

Shelby Lynne – I Can’t Imagine

Best Coast – California Nights

Django Django – Born Under Saturn

In This Moment – Rise of the Blood Legion: Greatest Hits

Ivan & Alyosha – It’s All Just Pretend

Chris Stapleton – Traveller

A Grave With No Name – Feathers Wet Under the Moon

Tech N9ne – Special Effects (deluxe edition available)

James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox – Guitar Heroes

Six Feet Under – Crypt of the Devil

Annie Lennox – An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox

Nosaj Thing – Fated

Torres – Sprinter

Mikal Cronin – MCIII

Palma Violets – Danger in the Club

Metz – II

Kamelot – Haven (deluxe edition also available)

Korpiklaani – Noita

Lyrics Born – Real People


Oddisee – Good Fight

Iggy Pop – Shot Myself Up

Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the Gallery 40th Anniversary Edition (two versions available)

Other Lives – Rituals

Turnover – Peripheral Vision

Hollis Brown – 3 Shots

Boney James – Future Soul

Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon

Van Hunt – Fun Raises, The Fun Sets

The Word – Soul Food

Hop Along – Painted Shut

Twinsmith – Alligator Years

Trevor Hall – Unpack Your Memories

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers

Giant Sand – Heartbreak Pass

Coliseum – Anxiety’s Kiss

Unleashed – Dawn of the Nine

Robin Schulz – Prayer

Paul Van Dyk – The Politics of Dancing 3

Actress – DJ-Kicks

Drudkh – Furrow Cut Short

Sigh – Graveward

Satyricon – Live at the Opera

Dead Man Walking – Easy Piracy

Anberlin – Never Take Friendship Personal

Various Artists – Chef 2 Soundtrack

Mandolin Orange – Such Jubilee

Jacco Gardner – Hypnophobia

Various Artists – Now That’s What I Call Music Vol. 54


Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind (deluxe edition available)

My Morning Jacket – Waterfall (deluxe edition available)

Ty Segall/King Tuff – Live at Pickathon

Brand New – Deja Entendu

Best Coast – California Nights

Mikal Cronin – MCIII

Django Django – Born Under Saturn

Palma Violets – Danger in the Club

D’Angelo – Voodoo

N.W.A. – N.W.A. and the Posse

Super Furry Animals – MWNG

Amon Tobin – Dark Jovian

Nosaj Thing – Fated

The Word – Soul Food

Dance Gavin Dance – Instant Gratification

Franz Ferdinand – Live 2014

Shelby Lynne – I Can’t Imagine

Actress – DJ-Kicks

Giant Sand – Heartbreak Pass

Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the Gallery 40th Anniversary Edition

James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox – Guitar Heroes

Thelonious Monk – At the Blackhawk

Vince Guaraldi – Vince Guaraldi Trio

Satyricon – Live at the Opera

Other Lives – Rituals

Good Riddance – Peace in Our Time

Yes – Union Live

Kat Edmonson – Big Picture


Annie Lennox – An Evening of Nostalgia with Annie Lennox DVD and Blu-ray

April 27th, 2015


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, which you can pick up in the RX Gift Shop (pictured above):


Tyler, the Creator – Cherry Bomb

The Weepies – Sirens

Zac Brown – Jekyll and Hyde

Insane Clown Posse – The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost)

Eric Clapton – Forever Man (deluxe edition also available)

Millencolin – True Brew

Blur – Magic Whip

Modest Mouse – Interstate 8

Mew – Plus/Minus (deluxe edition also available)

Josh Groban – Stages (deluxe edition also available)

Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art

From First to Last – Dead Trees

Bill Fay – Who is the Sender

Tyler Farr – Suffer in Peace

Everclear – Black is the New Black

Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 Harpur College, Binghamton, NY

Braids – Deep in the Iris

William Basinski – Cascade

Dusty Springfield – Faithful Deluxe Edition

Sam Cohen – Cool It


Ryan Adams – I Do Not Feel Like Being Good

Mew – Plus/Minus (indie exclusive vinyl version also available)

Calexico – Edge of the Sun

Blur – Magic Whip

Millencolin – True Brew

Foy Vance – Live at Bangor Abbey

Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art

The Wombats – Giltterbug

Blues Traveler – Blow Up the Moon

Ali Farke Toure – Talking Timbuktu (with Ry Cooder)

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar Soundtrack

The Very Best – Makes a King

Joywave – How Do You Feel Now

The Damnwells – The Damnwells

Genesis – Various Reissues

Horace Silver – Cape Verdean Blues

Herbie Hancock – Prisoner

Joe Henderson – State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard

McCoy Tyner – Time for Tyner

Cecil Taylor – Conquistador

Phoebe Bridgers – Killer/Georgia

Daniel Clarke – Diamonds/Guided

Mike Viola – Stairway to Paradise/Roxxy Girl