record exchange boise
The Record Exchange - Culture Spot

[ Search Store ]

Include Tracks

[ countdown to rsd ]

[ 2015 staff picks ]

2015 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2015 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

[ sell us your stuff! ]

sell us your stuff!

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.

MORE

[ rx amazon store ]

rx amazon store

Visit The Record Exchange's Amazon Marketplace store to shop for rare and discount CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books. Live in Boise? Order online and arrange for in-store pickup!

SHOP THE STORE

[ pono is here! ]

pono is here!

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.

MORE

[ outside the heard ]

[ record store day 2016 ]

record store day 2016

Mark your calendars: Record Store Day 2016 is April 16 at The Record Exchange! We'll have 350+ exclusive releases, live music 20% off used music/video and more all weekend long!

MORE

[ rx top 10 ]

rx top 10

1. Purple Rain
Prince
2. Tired of Tomorrow
Nothing
3. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
4. Red Rocks 1978
Grateful Dead
5. Purple
Baroness
6. Singalongs
Thomas Paul
7. Rest in Chaos
Hard Working Americans
8. The Concrete Confessional
Hatebreed
9. Lovers and Leavers
Hayes Carll
10. Sounds Like a Reasonable Thing for a Band to Play
eLDopamine

[ payette brewing company ]

Basic CMYK

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!

MORE

[ go listen boise ]

go listen boise

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.

MORE

[ INFOTAINMENT ]

March 2nd, 2015

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: PURITY RING, AZEALIA BANKS, RYAN BAYNE, BRANDI CARLILE, MARSHALL POOLE, BUXTON, OF MONTREAL, TUXEDO AND MORE, PLUS VINYL TUESDAY SAVINGS ALL DAY!

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:

CD

Purity Ring – Another Eternity

Azealia Banks – Broke with Expensive Taste

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday

Ryan Bayne and the Hand-Me-Downs – Beloved

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase. (deluxe edition also available)

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Marshall Poole – Grade AA Rock ‘n’ Roll

Of Montreal – Aureate Gloom

Gill Landry – Gill Landry

Tuxedo – Tuxedo

Buxton – Half a Native

Lilly Hiatt – Royal Blue

Andrew Combs – All These Dreams

Kelly Clarkson – Piece by Piece (deluxe edition also available)

Cannibal Ox – Blade of the Ronin

The Sons of Texas – Baptized in the Rio Grande

Various Artists – Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Rarities from the Second Decade

Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun

Ryan Culwell – Flatlands

Daisyhead – The Smallest Light

G-Unit – The Beast is G-Unit

Lanterna – Backyards

Various Artists – Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute Album

Motorhead – England 1978

UFO – A Conspiracy of Stars

Vanilla Fudge – Spirit of ’67

AJR – Living Room

Rixton – Let the Road

The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – Easter at Ephesus

VINYL

Purity Ring – Another Eternity

Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter

Of Montreal – Aureate Gloom

Lilly Hiatt – Royal Blue

Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow is My Turn

John Coltrane – The Paris Concert

No Age – Weirdo Rippers

Moon Duo – Shadow of the Sun

Steven Wilson – Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Porcupine Tree – Up the Downstair

Dwight Yoakam – Hillbilly Deluxe

Darkthrone – Plaguewielder

Harvey Mandel – Cristo Redentor

Foghat – Foghat Live

WASP – The Best of the Best

J. Geils – Bloodshot

December 11th, 2014

REMAINING BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES: GET ‘EM BEFORE THEY’RE ALL GONE!

Black Friday is over, but we still have dozens of exclusives in stock, including a few re-orders we made happen with magic. Like, Santa magic or something.

Here’s what we have left. The same one-copy-per-title-per-customer rule is in place so we can spread the love, as is our style in this season of joy and good cheer and such. If you’re ordering online, visit therecordexchange.net, type in the artist and/or title name and go (holiday) nuts.

REMAINING 2014 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

The Afghan Whigsafghan whigs
Gentlemen at 21
3 x 12″ Vinyl

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Planet Rock
12″ Glow-in-the-Dark Colored Vinyl

fishboneBleachers
Strange Desire (The Demos)
12″ Colored Vinyl

Bon Jovi
Live 2
10″ Picture Disc

Seth McFarlane
Holiday for SwingROUND 1
12” Colored Vinyl

Miles Davis
“Blue Xmas” 7″
Colored Vinyl

Dead Milkmen
Big Lizard in My Backyard
12″ Colored Vinyl

Ronnie James Dio/Dio & Friendsgreen day
Dio and Friends Stand Up and Shout For Cancer
12″ Picture Disc

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Fishbone
Truth and Soulhozier
12″ Colored Vinyl

The Flaming Lips
Imagene Peise–Atlas Eets Christmas
12″ Colored Vinyl

Game Theory
Pointed Accounts of People You Know
10″ Clear Vinylhusker du

Game Theory
Distortion
10″ Colored Vinyl

Genesis
From Genesis to Revelationiron butterfly
12″ Vinyl

Green Day
Tune In, Tokyo
12″ Colored Vinyl

Billie Holiday
At Storyvillekorn korn
12″ Colored Vinyl

Hozier
In The Woods
Somewhere 10″ Vinyl

Husker Du
Warehouse: Songs and Storieslittle richard
2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl 

Chrissie Hynde
Stockholm Live at the 229 Club, London, England
10″ Vinyl

Iron Butterfly
Heavy mastodon
12″ Vinyl

Waylon Jennings
Louisiana Man, Kentucky Woman
7″ Colored Vinyl

KORNmetallica
KORN
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Little Richard
Little Richard
12″ Vinyl

Mastodonnew order
The Motherload
12″ Picture Disc

Metallica
Lords of Summer
12″ Vinyl

New Orderrockabye baby jay-z
1981-1982
12″ Clear Vinyl

Roy Orbison
At The Rock House
12″ Colored Vinyl

doorsOutkast
Player’s Ball
10″ Colored Vinyl

Joey Ramone
Christmas Spirit… In My House
Red Vinyl

Rockabye Baby! ramones
Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z
12″ Colored Vinyl

Bessie Smith
At The Christmas Ball
7″ Colored Vinyl

Sneakersthey might be giants
Sneakers
10″ Clear Vinyl

The Doors/Peter LaFarge
Honor The Treaties
12″ Vinyl

The Lone Bellow
When You Go
7″ Vinylthis warm december

The Ramones
Morrissey Curates The Ramones
12″ Vinyl

They Might Be Giants
Flood
12″ Colored VinylGGR SINGLE POCKET JACKET UPDATED 032112

Walter Trout
Willie
7″ Vinyl

Various Artists

This Warm December A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1christmas rap
12″ Vinyl

Various Artists
Little Miss Sunshine
12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
Christmas Rap
12″ Colored Vinyl

Wu Tang Clan
C.R.E.A.M. 10″
Die Cut Vinyl

Neil Young
Official Release Series Discs 5-8
LP Box Set

Neil Young
On The Beach
T-shirt

Neil Young
Time Fades Away
T-shirt

Neil Young
Zuma
T-shirt

BLACK FRIDAY FIRST RELEASES

diploDiplo
F10rida
2 x 12″ Vinyl/2CD

Echosmith
Cool Kids 12″
Picture Disc

Jimi HendrixUnknown
Hear My Music
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Imagine Dragons
Night Visions
12″ Picture Disc

imagine dragons

Elvis Presley
Showroom Internationale
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Various Artists
Jingle Bell Rock
DVD

SMALL RUN OR REGIONAL RELEASES

The Acacia Strainlee hazlewood
The Dead Walk
12″ Colored Vinyl

Lizzy Mercier Descloux
“Fire”/”Morning Light” (duet with Patti Smith)
7″ Vinyl

Five Finger Death Punchlos straitjackets
Purgatory
2×12″ Picture Disc

Lee Hazlewood/Various Artists
There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971
8 X 12″ Box Set

peter murphymewithoutyou
EastEnders Wives
12″ Vinyl

Peter Murphy
Mr. Moonlight Tour 35 Years of Bauhaus
10″ Colored Vinyl

Johnny Thunders
Real Times EP 1978
10″ Colored Vinyl

November 27th, 2014

RECORD EXCHANGE BLACK FRIDAY: 100 VINYL & CD EXCLUSIVES, $6.99 SALE CDs, 60 $9.99 GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC TITLES!

Black Friday doesn’t have to be so, well, bleak. So if the thought of long lines, disturbing human behavior and The Mall sends you running, run to The Record Exchange on Nov. 28!

The list of Record Store Day’s Black Friday exclusives has been released, and with more than 100 titles on vinyl and CD, this year’s list is the biggest and best yet. Scroll down for the list of exclusives!

Exclusives will be available at 8 a.m. on Nov. 28, but you can line up in The Record Exchange Gift Shop beginning at 7:30 a.m.! The first 25 people to purchase Black Friday exclusives receive a free goodie bag — and a $50 Record Exchange Gift Card will be randomly inserted into one of the bags! (The same one-copy-per-title-per-customer rule we use for Record Store Day will be in place for Black Friday.)

In addition to the exclusives, The Record Exchange will offer the following Black Friday deals:

• Select new releases and 2014 top sellers for $6.99, plus 60 $9.99 Give the Gift of Music titles.

Exclusive Concert for Cause silent auction starts at 8 a.m. Auction items include Billy Idol tickets, Spoon tickets/meet & greet, Scars on 45 private concert, autographed instruments and more! Full details HERE.

• Free drip coffee and hot cocoa 7:30 a.m. to noon.

*Excludes sale and clearance

2014 BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVES

Unknown5 Seconds of Summer
5 Seconds of Summer
12″ Picture Disc

Aaliyah
Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number
2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

The Afghan Whigsafghan whigs
Gentlemen at 21
3 x 12″ Vinyl

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
Planet Rock
12″ Colored Vinyl

beatlesAgainst Me!
The Daytrotter Sessions
7″ Vinyl

The Beatles
Long Tall Sally
7″ Vinyl

chvrchesBleachers
Strange Desire (The Demos)
12″ Colored Vinyl

Bon Jovi
Live 2
10″ Picture Disc

dave matthewsDavid Bowie
Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)
10″ Vinyl

The Bug Vs. Earth
“Boa/Cold”
12″ Vinyl

Cdead milkmenHVRCHES
Under The Tide
12″ Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
Recently
2 x 10″ Vinyl

first aid kitSeth McFarlane
Holiday for Swing
12” Colored Vinyl

Miles Davis
Enigma
10″ Vinyl

fishboneMiles Davis
Miles Davis: The Prestige 10 Inch LPs Collection Vol. 1
10″ Vinyl Box Set

Miles Davis
“Blue Xmas” 7″
Colored Vinyl

ROUND 1Dead Milkmen
Big Lizard in My Backyard
12″ Colored Vinyl

The Decemberists
7″ vinyl

Ronnie James Dio/Dio & Friends
Dio and Friends Stand Up and Shout For Cancergrateful dead
12″ Picture Disc

Ramin Djawadi
Game of Thrones
2 x 12″ Vinyl

First Aid Kit
green dayAmerica
10″ Vinyl

Fishbone
Truth and Soul
12″ Colored Vinyl

The Flaming Lips
hozierImagene Peise–Atlas Eets Christmas
12″ Colored Vinyl

Game Theory
Pointed Accounts of People You Know
10″ Clear Vinyl

Game Theory
husker duDistortion
10″ Colored Vinyl

Genesis
From Genesis to Revelation
12″ Vinyl

Gov’t Mule
iron butterflyStoned Side of the Mule Vol. 1
12″ Vinyl

The Grateful Dead
11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston TX
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Green Day
j mascisTune In, Tokyo
12″ Colored Vinyl

Billie Holiday
At Storyville
12″ Colored Vinyl

Hozier
jbsIn The Woods
Somewhere 10″ Vinyl

Husker Du
Warehouse: Songs and Stories
2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Chrissie Hynde
joan jettStockholm Live at the 229 Club, London, England
10″ Vinyl

Iron Butterfly
Heavy
12″ Vinyl

J Mascis
“Fade Into You”/”Outside”
7″ Vinyljudas priest

The JB’s
These Are The JB’s
12″ Vinyl

Waylon Jennings
Louisiana Man, Kentucky Woman
korn korn7″ Colored Vinyl

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Book/7″ Single

Judas Priest
5 Souls
10″ Colored Vinyljenny lewis

KORN
KORN
2 x 12″ Vinyl

Jenny Lewis
Pax-Am Sessions
7″ Colored Vinyllittle richard

Little Richard
Little Richard
12″ Vinyl

Mastodon
The Motherload
ennio12″ Picture Disc

Metallica
Lords of Summer
12″ Vinyl

Ennio Morricone
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Soundtrack
mastodon12″ Colored Vinyl

Mother Love Bone
Hold Your Head Up
7″ vinyl

New Order
1981-1982
metallica12″ Clear Vinyl

Conor Oberst
“Standing on the Outside Looking In”/”Sugar Street”
7″ Vinyl

Roy Orbison
At The Rock House
new order12″ Colored Vinyl

Outkast
Player’s Ball
10″ Colored Vinyl

Phil Spector and Various Artists
A Christmas Gift For You
rockabye baby jay-z12″ Colored Vinyl

Rammelzee V. K-Rob
Beat Bop
12″ Colored Vinyl

Joey Ramone
Christmas Spirit… In My House
run dmcRed Vinyl

Rockabye Baby!
Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z
12″ Colored Vinyl

Run DMC
Christmas In Hollis
ed sheeran7″ Colored Vinyl

Joe Satriani
Joe Satriani EP
12″ Vinyl

Ed Sheeran
“Thinking Out Loud”/”I’m A Mess”
south park7″ Vinyl

Bessie Smith
At The Christmas Ball
7″ Colored Vinyl

Sneakers
Sneakers
st. vincent10″ Clear Vinyl

South Park
“James Cameron”/”MyBitch Ain’t No Hobbit”
7″ Picture Disc

St. Vincent
Pieta
doors10″ Colored Vinyl

The Doors/Peter LaFarge
Honor The Treaties
12″ Vinyl

The Ramones
Morrissey Curates The Ramones
ramones12″ Vinyl

They Might Be Giants
Flood
12″ Colored Vinyl

Johnny Thunders
Looking For Johnny
they might be giants2 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
The Big Lebowski
12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
This Warm December A Brushfire Holiday Vol. 1
big lebowski12″ Vinyl

Various Artists
Little Miss Sunshine
12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
Christmas Rap
this warm december12″ Colored Vinyl

Various Artists
Frozen
7″ Picture Disc

Various Artists
For The People Part 1GGR SINGLE POCKET JACKET UPDATED 032112
5 x 7″ Box Set

The Velvet Underground
Live MXMXCIII
4 x 12″ Colored Vinyl

Wham!
christmas rap“Last Christmas”
12″ Colored Vinyl

Wu Tang Clan
C.R.E.A.M. 10″
Die Cut Vinyl

Neil Young
Official Release Series Discs 5-8
whamLP Box Set

Neil Young
On The Beach
T-shirt

Neil Young
Time Fades Away.
T-shirt

Neil Young
Zuma
T-shirt

BLACK FRIDAY FIRST RELEASES

diploDiplo
F10rida
2 x 12″ Vinyl/2CD

Echosmith
Cool Kids 12″
Picture Disc

faith no moreFaith No More
“Motherfucker”
7″ vinyl

Jimi Hendrix
Hear My Music
2 x 12″ Vinyl

UnknownImagine Dragons
Night Visions
12″ Picture Disc

The Kinks
Muswell Hillbillies
2 x 12″ Vinyl

imagine dragonsLeftover Salmon
High Country
CD

Elvis Presley
Showroom Internationale
2 x 12″ Vinyl

leftover salmonVarious Artists
Jingle Bell Rock
DVD

Various Artists
Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1
Cassette

SMALL RUN OR REGIONAL RELEASES

death gripsThe Acacia Strain
The Dead Walk
12″ Colored Vinyl

Death Grips
Government Plates
12″ Vinyl

lee hazlewoodLizzy Mercier Descloux
“Fire”/”Morning Light” (duet with Patti Smith)
7″ Vinyl

Five Finger Death Punch
Purgatory
2×12″ Picture Disc

Lee Hazlewood/Various Artistslos straitjackets
There’s A Dream I’ve Been Saving: Lee Hazlewood Industries 1966 – 1971
8 X 12″ Box Set

KORN
The Paradigm Shift
2×12″ Picture Disc

korn paradigmBen Kweller
“It Ain’t Christmas Yet”
7″ Vinyl

Los Straitjackets
Los Straitjackets Play Some of the Great Instrumental Hits
10″ Clear Vinyl

peter murphymewithoutyou
EastEnders Wives
12″ Vinyl

Peter Murphy
Mr. Moonlight Tour 35 Years of Bauhaus
10″ Colored Vinyl

Penny Arkadera ra riot
Not The Freeze
12″ Vinyl

Ra Ra Riot
“Two Hearts Beat As One”
7″ Vinyl

Johnny Thunderswayne mcghie
Real Times EP 1978
10″ Colored Vinyl

Umphrey’s McGee
Seven Inches
7″ Vinyl

Wayne McGhie and The Sounds of Joy
Wayne McGhie and The Sounds of Joy
12″ Vinyl

April 20th, 2014

100.3 FM THE X PRESENTS SEVENDUST NEW ALBUM SIGNING SUNDAY, APRIL 20; PRIORITY-LINE WRISTBAND AVAILABLE!

1888732_10152305950103959_3975776078364466037_n100.3 FM The X presents the Sevendust new album signing at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.) during Record Store Day Weekend. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. Sevendust is performing at Knitting Factory later that evening and we have tickets for sale at the store!

Want priority line placement at the signing? Purchase Sevendust’s new album Time Travelers and Bonfires and we’ll give you a VIP line wristband! (There will be a secondary line for customers without wristbands, which will follow the VIP line.) The first 25 people to purchase Time Travelers and Bonfires also get a free ticket to the Knit show!

ABOUT SEVENDUST

Sevendust-Time-Travelers-BonfiresA truly meaningful song will always stand the test of time. It won’t ever age, and its impact will only grow stronger as the years go by. Moreover, its melody will spark the same kind of emotion regardless of the era. That sentiment holds true for Sevendust‘s tenth offering, Time Travelers & Bonfires [7Bros. Records/ADA Label Services].

For the album, the gold-selling hard rock stalwarts re-recorded six classic tracks acoustically and cut another six new acoustic numbers. Despite inception at different moments over nearly two decades, all twelve tracks converge upon one distinct journey.

It’s a ride that the Atlanta outfit—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—invited fans along for as well. Those same supporters have been urging Sevendust to cut an acoustic album since 2004’s live CD/DVD, Southside Acoustic Double-Wide.

“For the last ten years, people have been talking about it,” smiles Witherspoon. “They kept asking us to do a full record like that. So, we had to do something unique and very special for them.”

For the first time, they engaged their diehards via PledgeMusic. In the midst of supporting their ninth effort, 2013’s Black Out the Sun, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Albums chart and #18 of the Top 200 Albums chart, the boys initiated a PledgeMusic campaign to fund what would eventually become Time Travelers & Bonfires. The response proved overwhelming, to say the least.

Within 60 days of a planned 130-day campaign, the band exceeded 155% percent of its goal, offering incentives ranging from dinner with the members to a jam session at a pledger’s home. The idea initially spawned from Connolly and Hornsby’s experience utilizing the platform to successfully fund the 2012 debut from their side project, Projected.

“That was the first time I got familiar with the whole idea of fan-funding,” recalls Connolly. “It worked out so well that it felt obvious to try for Sevendust. People get to buy in on the front end, and they get some killer exclusives in return. We were floored by the amount of support we received. At the end of the day, it’s about the fans. This gives them more power. They make us. We cut out all of the middle men and went right to crowd.”

“We’re a people’s band,” adds Lowery. “We’re very accessible. We’ve toured these same cities for almost twenty years, and we’ve become family with everyone who comes out to the shows. They have a tremendous amount of loyalty to us, and we wanted to bring them into the process of making the record.”

Rose says, “We got to see firsthand how much the people who support us really care. We’ve never taken them for granted. It was amazing to be able to do this record together with them. This is their record.”

The audience actually had the opportunity to choose which songs Sevendust would re-record via a poll on Facebook. As a result, they chose the six “classics” from the catalog that would appear acoustically when they hit Architekt Music Studios in Butler, New Jersey last December. Among those, their signature anthem and the set’s first single,”Black,” takes on a whole new life. Preserving the original’s intensity, the group transposes it into a hypnotic and haunting gem.

“That was literally the first song I ever wrote in 1993,” Connolly says. “It was demo number one before we were even Sevendust. It’s amazing that everyone wanted to hear it in this form. As far as we’ve gone and as many things as we’ve done, that one is the epitome of what Sevendust is. That’s the embryo and the nucleus. We built this from zero, and it’s incredible to revisit where everything began.”

Hornsby goes on, “It’s probably the song we’ve played the most out of our catalog. To do it acoustically shows the longevity and strength of it.”

Elsewhere on the record, “Come Down” begins with an ominous guitar before building into a soulful and soaring refrain from Witherspoon. The singer explains, “Everything came together easily. This one felt so natural. It’s dedicated to those people we’ve seen past. We want to see them again. It says, ‘Come on back until we’re all done, and then we’ll go back up together.’ Experience and live what we’re going through now.”

There’s also an extremely heartfelt tribute to Connolly’s recently deceased father within “The Wait.” It’s a song that speaks loudly to all of the members and anybody else who’s ever lost someone.

“I was thinking about my dad a lot,” he sighs. “I decided I would just write, and whatever comes out comes out. I wanted to channel him without trying. I initially wanted to sing it, but I couldn’t make it through. I showed it to the guys without telling them who it was about. They immediately loved it. Then, I told them the story after the fact. Lajon started crying when I said it was my dad’s song. It’s extremely personal, and my brothers hooked me up on it.”

“It’s such a heavy song,” agrees Lowery. “My father had passed too, and John and I shared that. It means a lot to both of us. There’s a therapeutic release that we shared.”

“That one gives me chills,” Rose adds. “I have a hard time listening to it. It reminds me of my own Nana. I think it’s the deepest and most emotional song we’ve ever written.”

The album title itself reflects its two halves, with the Time Travelers being the old songs and the Bonfires representing the new ones. Witherspoon explains, “When you play those old songs, it puts you back in that time and place mentally. They’re like Time Travelers. The Bonfires have that fresh and new fire. It’s a great juxtaposition.”

“We’re bringing the old songs into a new format,” claims Hornsby. “It’s like time traveling and breathing fresh life into something we’ve spent so much time with. Also, after all these years together, we are time travelers.”

Ultimately though, this is for that “family” who have been with Sevendust since day one. They gave the group three consecutive gold records starting with their self-titled 1997 debut and followed by 1999’s Home and 2001’s Animosity. They’ve packed sold-out shows around the globe, and they elevated the likes of their eighth offering Cold Day Memory in 2010 to a career-high chart position of #12 on the Billboard Top 200. Still, there’s more road to travel.

“We’re blessed to still be doing this,” Witherspoon leaves off. “We wanted to give everybody something to hold on to. I hope they enjoy it. It feels like a magical experience to me, and I just want to say, ‘Thank you.’”

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.