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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. Hooray For Love
Curtis Stigers
2. Let’s Go Out Tonight
Curtis Stigers
3. Black Market
Rise Against
4. Ultraviolence
Lana Del Ray
5. Once More ‘Round the Sun
Mastodon
6. In The Lonely Hour
Sam Smith
7. Yes!
Jason Mraz
8. Mandatory Fun
Weird Al Yankovic
9. Terms Of My Surrender
John Hiatt
10. Redeemer Of Souls
Judas Priest

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June 23rd, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 6/24: ED SHEERAN, MASTODON, PHISH, SLEEPY SEEDS, DEADMAU5, BASSNECTAR, MORE!

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

CD

Mastodon – Once More Round the Sun

Ed Sheeran – X

Phish – Fuego

Sleepy Seeds – Sleepy Seeds

Vacationer – Relief

Deadmau5 – While (1<2)

Bassnectar – Noise Vs. Beauty

Clutch – Earth Rocker Deluxe Edition

Slint- Spiderland

Jad Fair and Danielson – Solid Gold Heart

Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked

Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul

Time for Three – Time for Three

Kitten – Kitten

Nothing More – Nothing More

Captain Beefheart – Harpos Detroit Dec. 11th 1980

Jefferson Airplane – Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early and Late Shows

Small Faces – There Are But Four Small Faces

Eric Johnson – Europe Live

Albert King – Live

Freddie King – Live

Rebirth Brass Band – Move Your Body

Peter Frampton – Hummingbird in a Box

Ruben Blades – Tangos

Ginger Baker – Why

Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics

Septicflesh – Titan

Godflesh – Decline and Fall

Bubba Sparxxx – Made on McCosh Mill Road

Hutcherson/Sanborn/DeFrancesco/Hart – Enjoy the View

VINYL

Earth – Hex

Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull

Slint – Spiderland

Sufjan Stevens – Enjoy Your Rabbit

Julianna Barwick – Forine

Julianna Barwick – Sanguine

Phish – Fuego

Various Artists – Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul

Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush the Show

Fleetwood Mac – Greatest Hits

Bee Gees – Saturday Night Fever

Gram Parsons – GP

Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel

Massacre – Back From Beyond

Medeski, Martin and Wood – Combustication

Cheap Girls – Famous Graves

Dexter Gordon – Go

Lee Morgan – Cornbread

Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chic

Bobby Hutcherson – Total Eclipse

Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend

Kitten – Kitten

Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation

Skeletonwitch – Serpents Unleashed

Nachtmystium – Worldfall/Eulogy

Godflesh – Pure

In This Moment – Blood

DVD/BLU-RAY

Peter Gabriel – Back to Front: Live in London DVD, Blu-ray, deluxe Blu-ray

June 17th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 6/17: LANA DEL REY, DAVID GRAY, WILLIE NELSON, LINKIN PARK, THE ANTLERS, DMB AND MORE!

lp-thp_outnow_468x60_flashsale_v1cHere’s a quick look at the bright and shiny new releases this week at The Record Exchange:

CD

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (deluxe edition also available)

David Gray – Mutineers

The Antlers – Familiars

Linkin Park – Hunter Party

Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers

Felice Brothers – Favorite Waitress

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour (deluxe edition also available)

Swollen Members – Brand New Day

Tiesto – A Town Called Paradise

Boris – Noise

Dave Matthews – Remember Two Things

Jennifer Lopez – A.K.A. (deluxe edition also available)

Nightmares On Wax – N.O.W. is the Time

Radio Moscow – Magical Dirt

Playing For Change – Playing For Change 3: Songs Around the World

Capital Cities – In a Tidal Wave Deluxe Edition

The Front Bottoms – Rose

Joe Louis Walker – The Best of the Stony Plain Years (deluxe edition also available)

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Good News

Miniature Tigers – Cruel Runnings

Us the Duo – No Matter Where You Are

Lower – Seek Warmer Climes

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden – Last Dance

Joshua Redman – Trios Live

Various Artists – Hyperdub 10.1

DJ Vadim – Dubcatcher

Chunk No Captain Chunk – Pardon My French

The Buckinghams – Flashback

VINYL

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

The Antlers – Familiars

Dave Matthews – Remember Two Things

Willie Nelson – Band of Brothers

Boris – Noise

Felice Brothers – Favorite Waitress

Duck Sauce – Quack

Kelis – Rumble (Actress Sixinium Bootleg Mix)

Hieroglyphics – Kitchen

Lower – Seek Warmer Climes (limited edition indie store exclusive version also available)

Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell

Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes (Encore)

Casket Lottery/Small Brown Bike – Split 10-inch

DVD/BLU-RAY

Jimi Hendrix – Blue Wild Angel: Live at the Isle of Wight Blu-ray

June 12th, 2014

PAYETTE BREWING CO. PRESENTS LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES IN-STORE FRIDAY, JUNE 13; FREE PBC BEER! (21+)

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Band PhotoPayette Brewing Co. presents Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires live at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13. 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. Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires are performing at Neurolux later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

ABOUT LEE BAINS III AND THE GLORY FIRES

leebains-dereconstructed-1425pxWhat awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires? Nothing less than pure fucking heaven, that’s what.

Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man.

No shit.

Dereconstructed is a careening, road raging, all night party of a record. Informed by a distinctly southern hoodoo, it is a master class in authentic Gulf Coast choogle. Having cut his teeth in the Dexateens, Lee Bains III has been properly schooled in how to throw down, so much so that even his hyper literate musings are no match for the blown out distortion that gives this record its blistering urgency.

Songs like “The Kudzu and the Concrete,” “Dirt Track” and the roaring, blissfully shambolic title track could be anthems looking for a stadium, but they’re also reminders as to why Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are such a formidable party machine. If your hometown is graced with a scuzzy dive and a few warm bodies to populate it, you’d best believe that the Glory Fires have been there, or are on their way back.

Dereconstructed is Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires’ debut for Sub Pop Records. It is preceded by the band’s actual debut, There Is a Bomb in Gilead, on Alive Natural-Sound Records (2012).

Dereconstructed was produced by Tim Kerr, and engineered by Jeremy Ferguson at Battle Tapes, Nashville, TN.

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires are:

Lee Bains III: Guitar and Vox
Eric Wallace: Guitar
Adam Williamson: Bass
Blake Williamson: Drums

The band resides in Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL.

June 11th, 2014

ENTER TO WIN A RARE GOLD COLORED VINYL FIRST AID KIT TEST PRESSING!

FAK_ETWFlyerThe Record Exchange was one of a few select indie record stores in the country to get our hands on an ultra-rare gold colored vinyl test pressing of the new First Aid Kit album Stay Gold, and one lucky customer will win it!

To enter the drawing, send an email HERE by midnight Monday, June 16. We will draw a name at random and notify the winner on Tuesday, June 17.

June 9th, 2014

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY 6/10: JACK WHITE, FIRST AID KIT, PASSENGER, UMPHREY’S MCGEE, SAY ANYTHING, HELLYEAH, REBELUTION AND MORE!

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

CD

Jack White – Lazaretto

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Passenger – Whispers (deluxe edition also available)

Say Anything – Hebrews

The Rippingtons – Fountain of Youth

Rebelution – Count Me In

Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin

Hellyeah – Blood for Blood

Arch Enemy – War Eternal (deluxe edition also available)

Wretched – Cannibal

The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London

Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm

Tesla – Simplicity

Paul Hardcastle – Jazzmasters VII

Trap Them – Blissfucker

Walter Trout – Blues Came Callin’ (deluxe edition also available)

Mary Gauthier – Trouble and Love

David Poe – God and the Girl

The Fresh & Onlys – House of Spirits

Gene Watson – My Heroes Have Always Been Country

Mayday x Murs – Mursday

Body Count – Manslaughter

Quantic – Magnetica

O.A.R. – Rockville LP

Greg Ginn – Gumbo and Holy Water

Various Artists – 2014 Warped Tour Compilation

Clipping – CLPPNG

Orange Goblin – Healing Through Fire

Uriah Heep – Outsider

Toby Keith – 5

Testament – Dark Roots of Thrash

Anathema – Distant Satellites (deluxe edition also available)

My Dying Bride – Vaulted Shadows

Amon Duul II – Delirium

Night Ranger – High Road

VINYL

Jack White – Lazaretto

First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

Michael Jackson – Xscape

Tori Amos – Unrepentant Geraldines

Against Me! – Unconditional Love

Son Lux – Alternate Worlds

Fleetwood Mac – Boston Vol. 2

Hellyeah – Blood for Blood

Eric Clapton – From the Cradle

Eric Clapton – Me and Mr. Johnson

Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm

Roy Orbison – Mystery Girl

The Specials – More Specials

David Poe – God and the Girl

Clutch – Robot Hive/Exodus

Rebelution – Count Me In

Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin

Lee Scratch Perry – Back on the Controls

Trap Them – Blissfucker

Mayhem – Mediolanium Capta Est

Warzone – Old School to New School

The City and Colour – Bring Me Your Love

The City and Colour – Sometimes

O.A.R. – The Rockville LP

Uke-Hunt – Uke-Hunt

Tropic of Pisces – Symmetry

DVD/BLU-RAY

The Who – Quadrophenia: Live in London DVD and Blu-Ray