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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!

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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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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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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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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!

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1. Rimrock Country
Idyltime
2. Purple
Baroness
3. I Still Do
Eric Clapton
4. 2
Mudcrutch
5. Coming Home
Leon Bridges
6. Love Letter for Fire
Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop
7. The Impossible Kid
Aesop Rock
8. Paging Mr. Proust
The Jayhawks
9. A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson
10. Fallen Angels
Bob Dylan

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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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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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March 27th, 2016

SUNDAY SECRET IN-STORE REVEALED: INTO IT. OVER IT. AT 3:30PM – SIGNING AND MEET & GREET AFTERWARD!

12507434_10153861901144402_3062503561077520356_nToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Into It. Over It.!

Into It. Over It. will perform at 3:30 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. An album signing/meet and greet will follow.

As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway).

ABOUT INTO IT. OVER IT.

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To say that the Internet killed the “regional” band is to make a perfectly reasonable assertion. We know this not so much as a hard and fast rule, but as a general observation that mostly works. In the years before AOL inundated our mailboxes with software installation discs, we frequently used an artist’s locale as our most reliable signifier; the name of your city or state or small town was shorthand for your style. Most of our favorite artists introduced themselves at shows by saying things like, “We are a band called Fugazi from Washington, D.C.,” and they told us that because in the off-chance that we didn’t know who was actually on stage, we all knew what it meant to be from Washington D.C. That information alone gave us a sense of what they stood for, who they revered, and if not what they would sound like, then certainly what they wouldn’t sound like. The same could be said for bands from New York or Louisville or Seattle or Minneapolis or Detroit. There were always outliers, of course. But in this era before hyper-connectivity, different regions were allowed to take time in developing their own disconnected styles of playing music long before the rest of the world could hear it. Each region invented its own fashion sense, its own cultural heroes, and in the case of punk, even its own unique style of slamdancing — and they were able to do that in relative isolation because there was no fear of people in Paris watching the video on YouTube later that week.

Which is why, if you look for it, you’ll notice that as soon as our musical experience became firmly entrenched online — at some point in the early millennium — our signifiers changed. Fewer artists introduced themselves as representatives of their cities anymore. Global communication demanded a more universal lexicon, and with that, we chose to herald the shaky planks of “genre” as solid ground.

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Evan Weiss has spent much of the last eight years preoccupied with place. Recording under the name Into It. Over It., Weiss has already dedicated an entire album to the American city (Twelve Towns), in addition to writing countless songs named after geographical positions both general (“A New North-Side Air,” “Connecticut Steps”) and painstakingly specific (“Midnight: Carroll Street,” the entirety of a split LP with Koji named after five small Chicago neighborhoods). In fact, if you were to quickly run through the track listings for his entire discography, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single release that fails to make this connection explicit in some way. Even a cassette-only covers EP manages to include The One AM Radio’s “Ghost on the East Coast.” And that’s just the song titles.

That the emergence of Into It. Over It. and its subsequent fixation with “spatial exploration” — the name of a song on Intersections, if you’re keeping count — seems to neatly coincide with Evan’s move to Chicago in 2008 is more conspicuous than coincidental. We tend to think more about place when we’re feeling displaced.

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Chicago is a central city, in more ways than one. Historically, the music community there has always taken advantage of its own cultural, political, and social in-betweenness in a manner so distinct that its regionality subsumed otherwise arbitrary classifications. Chicago Blues, Chicago House, Chicago Jazz. These aren’t offshoots as much as innovations.

At its core, the “sound” of Chicago’s music community has always capitalized on its physical and ideological distance from the East and West Coast wings of industry; its creative tendencies lean more towards freedom than formula, more towards hybridity than homogeny. It’s the reason why Marshall Jefferson and Steve Albini could each discover Roland drum machines in the 1980s and wind up with records as disparate as “Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem)” and Songs About Fucking, and why many locals didn’t feel a need to choose one over the other.

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Standards is the third “official” Into It. Over It. album. It’s an album that was written in a cabin in Vermont and recorded in San Francisco, on opposite ends of the country, and yet it’s also somehow a record so thoroughly Chicago that — in the way most great Chicago records do — it exposes a breach in genre classification. From the onset, Standards delivers a newfound openness that yields the kind of hybridity most associated with Weiss’s adopted city. It’s a position where skittish post-punk evolves from a Rhodes electric piano; where ambient post-rock drifts alongside a low-slung jazz groove; where Fahey-styled fingerpicking gives way to sharp and angular distortion. “We went into this record intentionally unprepared, and I have never done that before,” Weiss recalls, and this is probably the point. Cohesion happens in the process, not the product.

None of this, Weiss says, could have been possible were it not for the creative culture fostered by John Vanderslice (Spoon, Mountain Goats, Death Cab for Cutie), who ultimately produced the album at Tiny Telephone Studios and later called Evan “one the most challenging and surprising songwriters I’ve ever worked with.”

That’s the other thing: By allowing his music to become more playful and improvisational, Weiss has also become a more honest songwriter. He sounds free.

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Standards is the first Into It. Over It. album to feature a track listing devoid of any explicit references to a geographical location. A song called “Who You Are ≠ Where You Are,” however, comes ironically close.

March 26th, 2016

TENDER LOVING EMPIRE TREEFORT SHOWCASE SATURDAY, MARCH 26: 7 LIVE SETS & FREE PAYETTE BEER!

TLE_TreefortShowcase_R3.3Join Portland’s Tender Loving Empire, Payette Brewing Co. and The Record Exchange for a TLE-curated Treefort Music Fest Showcase from noon-4:30pm Saturday, March 26, at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — no Treefort pass required, but you should get one (available at the RX) so you don’t miss out on any of the #treefort2016 action!

There will be door prizes, free beer provided by Payette Brewing Co. (21+ with valid I.D.) and most importantly, there will be incredible tunes by some of Tender Loving Empire’s favorite artists. Stay updated here for set times and other fun surprises!

TENDER LOVING EMPIRE X TREEFORT SHOWCASE LINEUP

Y La Bamba
Willis Earl Beal
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Esmé Patterson
Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts
Sunbathe
Cat Hoch

ABOUT TENDER LOVING EMPIRE

Tender Loving Empire is a record label and marketplace for handmade goods that supports the work of independent artists as well as a thriving community of fans, patrons and friends. Tender Loving Empire is a lot of things. Mostly it’s a big idea. The idea is that art is not a competition: that a strong and deeply connected community of creative people begets an even stronger community-at-large. Our aim is and has always been to facilitate a web of visual artists, designers, musicians, craftspeople, and every creator in-between—and then connect them to new friends, fans, listeners…

Read the complete Tender Loving Empire history here.

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Domino Treefort Showcase with Alex G and Your Friend Wednesday, March 23 4:30pm RSVP
Secret In-store Thursday, March 24 5pm RSVP
Aan Second Chance Treefort In-store Friday, March 25 2pm RSVP
Secret In-store Friday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Tender Loving Empire x Treefort Showcase Saturday, March 26 noon-4pm RSVP
Secret In-store Sunday, March 27 3:30pm 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 #treefort2016 action).

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 24th, 2016

THURSDAY SECRET IN-STORE REVEALED: WEEED TODAY AT 5PM (FREE/ALL AGES)!

11151024_582737741868075_311003752688313918_nToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Weeed!

Weeed will perform at 5 p.m. TODAY at The Record Exchange, 1105 W. Idaho St. in Downtown Boise. As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages — and you don’t need a Treefort pass to attend (but you should get one anyway).

ABOUT WEEED

a1424103334_16Weeed is a core of four good buds honing sonic, terrestrial and psychedelic heaviness. Gettin wild, grounding into the sensuous living landscape, stoner music, world music, expanding consciousness through music medicine, and serious goofiness.

Fostering a “goofy attitude and childlike wonder and play,” Weeed transcends traditional rock by evoking a meditative rhythm laced with experimental guitar, hypnotic drums, and deep, reverberating bass that awakens body, mind, and soul, seeking to evoke a sense of expansion with the audience as well as within themselves in order to surpass “identification with the mind/body/ego/form/content.” Their mission is well underway; watching Weeed share their live music with others is a meditative experience, where one can simultaneously get lost and found.”Through the vibrations of music,” Seaver explains, “we hope to fill our audience with love.” And the love is felt, as friends gather to blast-off into an alternate dimension of sound and community, bending and twisting their bodies in a symbiotic emergence while the band thrashes electric onstage beneath rainbow-print suspenders and wild, disheveled hair.’ – Christine St. Pierre, Parfitt Way Blog.

Weeed puts blues, early doom, riffed-out heavy metal, and psychedelic jam together with an overwhelming sense of originality and you can tell they fucking love what they do. – More Fuzz

Coming off like a transcendental super group between Al Cisneros (Sleep, Om) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), this hippie metal power trio from Bainbridge Island, Washington, have created a sonic alter of doom riffs, psychedelic space jams, and primordial vocalizations in the form of chants and monkey screams… With a band called Weeed, it’s not surprising to find their devotion to Black Sabbath in the album name and Sleep in the hypnotic riffing. These guys are a different animal altogether, however, and their willingness to experiment with sounds and arrangements alters the listener’s overall expectations. – Doomed and Stoned

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Domino Treefort Showcase with Alex G and Your Friend Wednesday, March 23 4:30pm RSVP
Weeed In-store Thursday, March 24 5pm RSVP
Aan Second Chance Treefort In-store Friday, March 25 2pm RSVP
Secret In-store Friday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Tender Loving Empire x Treefort Showcase Saturday, March 26 noon-4pm RSVP
Secret In-store Sunday, March 27 3:30pm RSVP

The RX and Treefort are announcing the Secret Treefort In-store artists the morning of each event via social media and The Record Exchange email list, which you can sign up for HERE.

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 #treefort2016 action).

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

March 22nd, 2016

DOMINO TREEFORT SHOWCASE WITH ALEX G AND YOUR FRIEND LIVE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE MARCH 23 (4:30PM)

domino showcaseThe Record Exchange is hosting a Domino Recording Company Treefort Showcase at 4:30pm Wednesday, March 23, 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 23-27 and we have 5-day, 1-day, under-21 and main stage passes for sale at the store!

We’re partnering with one of our favorite independent labels to give you a taste of the Domino bands performing at Treefort. Hear live sets from Domino artists Alex G and Your Friend, enter to win Domino vinyl and other goodies, and score a Domino vinyl tote bag when you purchase albums by Alex G, Your Friend or Porches. All three artists are performing later in the evening as part of the official Treefort Day 1 lineup!

ABOUT ALEX G

418456757465-500Not long after he finished recording Beach Music, his seventh full-length and Domino debut, Alex Giannascoli found himself in unfamiliar territory. “I took the record to a studio,” he says, “to get it mixed and mastered by some pros. But I was really nervous—usually, I’d just do everything myself and then put it out myself. I have this really precise vision and the best understanding of what I want to do.”

Over the course of six self-recorded and mostly self-released LPs, that vision has come to bear in frequently breathtaking, innately melodic forms. As Alex G, the Philadelphian singer-songwriter has built and feverishly shared a body of work unassuming in its presentation but astounding in its depth, a stream of recordings so rich and expansive that settling on a favorite song is nearly impossible: The moment you finally choose one, you discover another you hadn’t heard yet.

Beach Music was written and recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment, between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, during breaks from touring with the likes of Elvis Depressedly, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Gardens & Villa. While its predecessors often came in uninterrupted bursts—from his head to his Bandcamp page in a matter of hours and days—Beach Music was shaped in part by Giannascoli adapting to life as a touring musician. Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread.”

The result is Giannascoli’s most cohesive and beautiful work to date, as heard in the iridescent guitars of “Bug,” the starlit whispers of “Mud,” and the singularly strange harmonics of “Brite Boy.” Some feature parts of songs that he began writing as a kid; all are haunting additions to a songbook whose rewards continue to evolve and multiply with every listen. “I wanted this album to sound really warm and unpretentious and unfiltered,” he says. “I wanted to make music that was completely honest, music that was coming really naturally to me. I don’t know what or who I am if I’m not writing songs.”

ABOUT YOUR FRIEND

418457071946-500Following up the release of her debut self-recorded EP, Jekyll/Hyde, in early 2014 via Domino, Taryn Miller (Your Friend) brings us her debut album Gumption.

Miller began writing the songs that would become Gumption at her studio space and apartment in Lawrence, KS after returning from touring in mid-2014. Recorded with producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Deerhunter) at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, Your Friend fulfilled a penchant for drones, loops and found sounds. “I paid attention to textures,” Miller says. “I was trying to remove myself from an approach that I had followed before, but to be able to bring in that melodic element that is most inherent to me, and marry it with a more sonically meditative landscape.”

Gumption deals with growing pains that come from self-inducing this sense of quiet that can be uncomfortably revealing. “I was sitting with myself so much, I got to know myself in ways I liked and ways I didn’t like,” Miller admits. Gumption is a record of courage, as its title suggests — of having the willingness to make necessary shifts, and to have a sense of self-awareness that ultimately leads to growth.

RECORD EXCHANGE TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Domino Treefort Showcase with Alex G and Your Friend Wednesday, March 23 4:30pm RSVP
Secret In-store Thursday, March 24 5pm RSVP
Aan Second Chance Treefort In-store Friday, March 25 2pm RSVP
Secret In-store Friday, March 25 5pm RSVP
Tender Loving Empire x Treefort Showcase Saturday, March 26 noon-4pm RSVP
Secret In-store Sunday, March 27 3:30pm 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 #treefort2016 action).

http://treefortmusicfest.com/
http://www.facebook.com/treefortmusicfest
http://twitter.com/TreefortFest
https://www.youtube.com/user/treefortmusicfest
http://instagram.com/treefortfest
https://plus.google.com/+Treefortmusicfest/posts

 
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