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2016 staff picks

After weeks of scrutiny, Record Exchange staffers have completed their 2016 Top 10 lists. Visit the store to view the lists in realtime and preview our picks. Let the judgment begin!

VIEW STAFF LISTS HERE

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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 select live music events!

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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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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!

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1. Voids
Minus the Bear
2. Divide
Ed Sheeran
3. Side Pony
Lake Street Dive
4. Last Place
Grandaddy
5. Volcano
Temples
6. Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots
7. Prisoner
Ryan Adams
8. Windy City
Alison Krauss
9. Graveyard Whistling
Old 97’s
10. Eponym
Steve Fulton

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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the sixth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 22-26 throughout Downtown Boise. Treefort 2017 5-day passes are now on sale at The Record Exchange!

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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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Can't find it in the store? The Record Exchange does special orders!

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March 26th, 2017

JOYFUL NOISE TREEFORT SHOWCASE WITH KISHI BASHI, TALL TALL TREES, CJ BOYD SUNDAY, MARCH 26 (1-3PM)

The Record Exchange is hosting a Joyful Noise Treefort Showcase from 1-3pm Sunday, March 26, during Treefort Music Fest. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — Treefort pass not required to attend. Treefort Music Fest runs March 22-26 and we have passes for sale at the store!

We’re partnering with one of our favorite independent labels to give you a taste of the Joyful Noise artists performing at Treefort. Hear live sets from:

Kishi Bashi

Tall Tall Trees

CJ Boyd

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album 151a via Joyful Noise in 2012, which received high praise and the title of NPR’s “Best New Artist Of The Year”. K’s follow-up album Lighght expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation, flirting with Eastern-tinged arrangements, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and 70s prog.

Kishi Bashi’s third studio album, Sonderlust, was released on September 16, 2016. With the help of producer Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear), engineer Pat Dillet (Angelique Kidjo, David Byrne) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Morrissey, Fiona Apple, of Montreal), Kishi Bashi has created his most personal and artistically adventurous work to date.

The man behind Tall Tall Trees is Mike Savino, a pioneer in the world of experimental and psychedelic banjo music. If you’ve seen Kishi Bashi live over the last several years, chances are you’ve already seen this insane banjo virtuoso playing in K’s band, and perhaps opening the show. Often performing solo, Savino’s modern take on the one-man band involves running his homemade instrument, dubbed the “Banjotron 5000,” through a slab of effects and loopers, bowing, drumming and strumming out multi-textured arrangements to support his lyrically driven songs.

Bassist, composer, vagabond, CJ Boyd uses low-end loops and voices in order to try and stop time. On perpetual tour since March 2008, movement and stasis are both at the center of his music. Though solo performance takes up the bulk of his time and effort, he also plays in the bands Desert Center, Kurva Choir, Rhonya, and Move. His non-stop travels between North America and Europe have been propelled by vans, cars, trains, buses, planes, and boats, but most of all a commitment to ceaseless discovery and re-invention. His oceanic sounds provide a home for the homeless and journeys to the homebound.

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE:

Secret In-store Wednesday, March 22 5:30pm RSVP
Weaves Second Chance In-store presented by Boise State Public Radio Friday, March 24 4pm RSVP
Marco Benevento Second Chance In-store Saturday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Joyful Noise Showcase Sunday, March 26 1-3pm RSVP

FULL TREEFORT SCHEDULE:

treefortmusicfest.com/schedule

All Record Exchange in-store events are free and all ages, and a Treefort pass is not required to attend (but you really should get one because you don’t want to miss out on the #treefort2017 action).

October 26th, 2016

‘STRANGER THINGS’ VINYL LISTENING PARTY OCT. 28 – WAFFLES, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS AND COSTUME CONTEST!

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stranger-things-bannerAn all-day Stranger Things Vinyl Listening Party will be held on Friday, Oct. 28 at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise). The vinyl version of the Stranger Things Vol. 1 soundtrack, including an indie-exclusive clear/black smoke version, will be available for purchase!

Come hear the soundtrack and participate in our “Stranger Things” costume contest – come dressed as your favorite character and get entered to win one of three prizes*!

We’ll also have a free Eggo waffle bar and a Dungeon & Dragons game starting at noon.

If you want to join our D&D game, please arrive by 11:30am. The game will be closed once it starts; however, you are welcome to bring your own crew and play your own game any time during the party.

*Winners will be selected by a panel of Record Exchange judges. We’ll take your picture, vote on a winners once the day is over and award prizes the week of Oct. 31.

*Winners will be selected by a panel of Record Exchange judges. We’ll take your picture, vote on a winners once the day is over and award prizes the week of Oct. 31.

October 11th, 2016

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO MARGO PRICE PLUS A MARGO VINYL/TEE PRIZE PACK!

fullsizerender-6418457297452Margo Price‘s Third Man Records debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is one of our favorites of 2016, and we’re really excited that she’s playing the Olympic on Oct. 21. To celebrate, we’re giving away a pair of tickets plus a vinyl prize pack (LP, tee, tote bag) courtesy of our friends at Duck Club!

To enter the drawing, send an email* with the subject “Margo Price” HERE by midnight Tuesday, Oct. 18. We will draw a name and notify the winner on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

* 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.