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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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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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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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The Record Exchange is a proud sponsor of the fourth annual Treefort Music Fest, taking place March 25-29 throughout Downtown Boise. With an amazing lineup of national, regional and local music, including TV on the Radio, Trampled By Turtles, Built to Spill, Josh Ritter, Joyce Manor and hundreds more, the Treefort Music Fest is one of the most anticipated events on the Treasure Valley music calendar.

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1. Strangers to Ourselves
Modest Mouse
2. Volume 1
Magic Sword
3. Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
Courtney Barnett
4. To Pimp a Butterfly
Kendrick Lamar
5. Half a Native
Buxton
6. Loose Ends
Francisco the Man
7. Sour Soul
Badbadnotgood and Ghostface Killah
8. Tracker
Mark Knopfler
9. Soft Opening
Posse
10. Seeds
TV on the Radio

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March 31st, 2015

NEW RELEASE TUESDAY: DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, SUFJAN STEVENS, RYAN ADAMS, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, 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

Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Ludacris – Ludaversal (deluxe edition also available)

Lower Dens – Escape from Evil

The Prodigy – The Day is My Enemy

Boz Scaggs – Fool to Care

Old Death Whisper – Go Down’ Fightin’

Three Days Grace – Human

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Jesse Malin – New York Before the War

Ron Sexsmith – Carousel One

Richie Furay – Hand in Hand

Robben Ford – Into the Sun

Soft Moon – Deeper

Plain White T’s – American Nights

Darius Rucker – Southern Style

Van Halen – Tokyo Dome in Concert

Van Halen – 1984

Van Halen – Van Halen

Staves – If I Was

Jeff Golub – Vault

Scott Weiland – Blaster

William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

Full Devil Jacket – Valley of Bones

The Maine – American Candy

Hollywood Undead – Day of the Dead (deluxe edition also available)

We Are Harlot – We Are Harlot

Ryley Walker – Primrose Green

Grateful Dead – The Best of the Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead – Dick’s Picks 9: Madison Square Garden 9/16/90

The Sonics – This is the Sonics

Andrew Bird – Weather Systems

Dead Sara – Pleasure to Meet You

Teenage Bottlerocket – Tales from Wyoming

Wale – Album About Nothing

13th Floor Elevators – Kingdom of Heaven

Ride – OX4: The Best of Ride

Various Artists – Loose the Funk: Rarities from the Jewel/Paula Vault

Angelique Kidjo – Sings

Ornette Coleman – Beauty is a Rare Thing: The Complete Atlantic Recordings

Quicksilver Messenger Service – Live in San Jose September 1966

Katatonia – Sanctitude

Boxed In – Boxed In

Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy

David Clayton-Thomas – Soul Ballads

VINYL

Death Cab for Cutie – Kintsugi

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress

Ryan Adams – Blue Light

Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (indie exclusive clean vinyl version also available)

Death Grips – Powers That B

Scott Weiland – Blaster

Van Halen – Tokyo Dome in Concert

Van Halen – 1984

Van Halen – Van Halen

Andrew Bird – Weather Systems

William Elliott Whitmore – Radium Death

Lower Dens – Escape from Evil

Olof Arnalds – Palme

Soft Moon – Deeper

Nightwish – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Robben Ford – Into the Sun

Bill Evans – Interplay

Simple Minds – Sparkle in the Rain

Richie Havens – Something Else

DVD/BLU-RAY

Hall & Oates – Live in Dublin DVD

Katatonia – Sanctitude

March 31st, 2015

FREE WITH PURCHASE: GRATEFUL DEAD, VAN HALEN, NIGHTWISH AND MORE!

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At The Record Exchange, you give a little, you get a little, and we have tons of free stuff to give away when you slap your dirty money down on the barrelhead.

NEW FREEBIES THIS WEEK:

Grateful Dead Art• Turntable slipmat or poster with purchase of Van Halen‘s Tokyo Dome in Concert, 1984 or Van Halen.
• Lithograph with purchase of the Grateful Dead‘s The Best of the Grateful Dead.
• Turntable slipmat with purchase of Nightwish‘s Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
OTHER RECENT FREEBIES:
• Limited-edition silkscreened lithograph with purchase of Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield‘s Sing Elliott Smith.
• Koozie with purchase of Diamond RugsCosmetics.
• Koozie with purchase of Matthew E. White‘s Fresh Blood.
• Tote bag with purchase of Brandi Carlile‘s The Firewatcher’s Daughter.
• Button sets, 7″x7″ lithographs, lanyards, tote bags (vinyl only) and other Led Zeppelin freebies with purchase of the Physical Graffiti reissues.
• Sunglasses with purchase of Torche‘s Restarter.
• Beverage koozie with purchase of Kid Rock‘s First Kiss.
• Patch with purchase of Ensiferum‘s One Man Army.
• Limited-edition 12″x12″ lithograph with purchase of Imagine Dragons’ Smoke and Mirrors.
• Patch with purchase of JD McPherson‘s Let the Good Times Roll.
• Lithograph with purchase of Bob Dylan‘s Shadows in the Night.
• Set of guitar picks with purchase of Blind Guardian‘s Beyond the Red Mirror.
• 7-inch with purchase of Butch Walker‘s Afraid of Ghosts.
• Silk-screened poster with purchase of Chadwick Stokes’ The Horse Comanche.
• Two-sided lithograph/lyric sheet with purchase of Panda Bear‘s Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.
• Silkscreened lithograph with purchase of Ryan Bingham‘s Fear and Saturday Night.
• Bonus 10-inch with purchase of Guster‘s Evermotion.
• Large Blue Note 75th Anniversary poster with purchase of any Blue Note reissue title (CD or LP).
• Poster-sized map charting U2‘s history in their hometown of Dublin with purchase of any U2 title!
• 7-inch (“The Altnation Sessions”) with purchase of Manchester Orchestra‘s Cope or Hope.
• Frisbee with purchase of Wu-Tang Clan‘s A Better Tomorrow.
• Button pack with purchase of AC/DC‘s Rock or Bust.
• Two-sided lithograph with purchase of Jason Isbell‘s Live at Austin City Limits DVD.
• 7-inch (two tracks recorded for the SiriusXM AltNation Sessions) with purchase of Manchester Orchestra‘s Hope or Cope.
• Poster with purchase of R.E.M.’s REMTV DVD box set.
• Early Wilco concert poster with the 4LP vinyl version of the Alpha Mike Foxtrot rarities set!
• Large lithograph with purchase of David Bowie‘s Nothing Has Changed.
• Lenticular card with purchase of TV on the Radio‘s Seeds.
• Tote bag with purchase of Damien Rice‘s My Favourite Faded Fantasy.
• Hand-numbered cassette version of the full album with purchase of Such Gold‘s The New Sidewalk.
• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Haim‘s My Song 5 shaped picture disc.
• 7″x7″ poster, Large button, button pack and lanyard with purchase of Led Zeppelin‘s Led Zeppelin IV or Houses of the Holy reissues!
• Limited-edition numbered lithograph with purchase of The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen at 21 reissue!
• Lithograph with purchase of Obituary‘s Inked in Blood!
• Patch with purchase of Exodus’ Blood In, Blood Out.
• Large lithograph with purchase of Weezer‘s Everything Will Be Alright in the End.
• Bonus CD with purchase of Sixx AM‘s Modern Vintage.
• Goodie pack (patch, sticker, koozie, key chain and button) with purchase of The Rural Alberta Advantage‘s Mended With Gold.
• Rolling papers with purchase of Electric Wizard‘s Time to Die.
• Pennant flag with purchase of The Drums’ Encyclopedia.
• Lithograph and dropcard (with access to exclusive online content) with purchase of Aphex Twin‘s Syro.
• Lithograph with purchase of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Adore Deluxe Edition.
• Lithograph with purchase of any George Harrison reissue title.
• Lenticular poster with purchase of Lecrae‘s Anomaly.
• Promotional booklet and autographed CD card with purchase of Banks’ Gossip.
• Bonus remix CD and sticker set with purchase of Odesza‘s In Return – only 750 made!
• Window cling with purchase of the Grateful Dead‘s Wake Up to Find Out.
• Lithograph with purchase of Dry the River‘s Alarms in the Heart.
• Patch with purchase of Wovenwar‘s Wovenwar.
• Poster with purchase of the Allman Brothers Band‘s 1971 Fillmore East Recordings.
• Patch with purchase of Jenny Lewis’ Voyager.
• Lithograph with purchase of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s CSNY 1974.
• Bottle opener keychain with purchase of Seether‘s Isolate and Medicate!
• Button pack with purchase of Linkin Park‘s Hunting Party.
• Bonus CD featuring live and studio tracks with purchase of Umphrey’s McGee‘s Similar Skin.
• Turntable slipmat with purchase of any Blue Note Records 75th anniversary vinyl reissue.
• Guitar pick with purchase of Rich Robinson‘s The Ceaseless Sight.
• 7″ x 7″ lithographs with purchase of the Led Zeppelin I, II and III reissues.
• Double-sided lithograph with purchase of Soundgarden‘s Superunknown deluxe edition (various CD and vinyl formats).
• Lithograph with purchase of R.E.M.‘s Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions.
• Lithograph with purchase of The DoorsWeird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine.
• 24″ x 18″ print with purchase of Ronnie James Dio‘s This is Your Life.
• Rare 7-inch with purchase of Tune-Yards’ Nikki Nack.
• Lithograph with purchase of the Pixies’ Indie Cindy.
• Bottle opener necklace with purchase of Breathe Carolina‘s Savages.
• Lithograph with purchase of Band of Skulls’ Himalayan.
• Art print with purchase of Liars’ Mess.
• Patch, button and lithograph with purchase of Real Estate‘s Atlas.
• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Beck‘s Morning Phase.
• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of The Fray‘s Helios.
• Limited-edition 9″x9″ lithograph with purchase of Neil Finn‘s Dizzy Heights.
• Lithograph with purchase of The Augustines’ The Augustines.
• 7-inch with purchase of Quilt‘s Held in Splendor.
• U.S. Albums CD sampler, tote bag and lithograph with purchase of any Beatles U.S. album reissue.
• 7-inch with purchase of Mogwai‘s Rave Tapes.
• 7-inch featuring two exclusive tracks with purchase of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want.
• Art print with purchase of Peter Gabriel‘s And I’ll Scratch Yours (pictured).
• Lithograph with purchase of Donny Hathaway‘s Never My Love: The Anthology.
• Christmas ornament with purchase of Nick Lowe‘s Quality Street.
• Limited edition lithograph (from Electric Fetus’ release party in-store) with purchase of Polica‘s Shulamith.
• Postcard set with purchase of The Head and the Heart‘s Let’s Be Still.
• 7-inch and lithograph with purchase of Cage the Elephant‘s Melophobia.
• 7-inch and signed poster with purchase of Austin Lucas Stay Reckless.
• Limited edition tour poster with purchase of Sleigh Bells’ Bitter Rivals.
• Autographed lithograph with purchase of Turin BrakesWe Were Here.
• Button with purchase of The Devil Wears Prada‘s 8.18.
• Limited edition 12×12 lithograph with purchase of The Clash‘s The Clash Hits Back (2CD), 5 Studio Album CD Set or Sound System Box Set.
• Limited edition lithograph with purchase of Sly and the Family Stone‘s Higher.
• Autographed poster with purchase of Tim Easton‘s Not Cool.
• Lithograph with purchase of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Made Up Mind.
• Lithograph with purchase of The Civil Wars’ The Civil Wars.
• Lithograph with purchase of Norma Jean‘s Wrongdoers.
• Lithograph with purchase of Volto!‘s Incitare.
• Comic book with purchase of Ghostface Killah‘s Twelve Reasons to Die: The Brown Tape.
• 12″ x 12″ lithograph with purchase of Smashing Pumpkins’ The Aeroplane Flies High Deluxe Edition.
• 12″ x 12″ glossy lithograph with purchase of The National‘s Trouble Will Find Me.
• Ultra-limited edition lithograph with purchase of Pet Shop BoysElectric.
• Patch with purchase of BattlecrossWar of Will.
• Large lithograph with purchase of Empire of the Sun‘s Ice on the Dune.
• Vinyl flexi-disc and lithograph with purchase of Surfer Blood‘s Pythons.
• Lithograph with purchase of Jimmy Eat World‘s Damage.
• Limited edition poster with purchase of Filter‘s The Sun Comes Out Tonight.
• Limited edition poster with purchase of Portugal. The Man‘s Evil Friends.
• Original (not reproduced) 1989 tour program with purchase of R.E.M.‘s Green 25th Anniversary Edition.
• Poster with purchase of Kings of Leon‘s Complete Albums Collection.
• 19″ x 25″ lithograph with purchase of Phoenix‘s Bankrupt!
• Comic book with purchase of Ghostface Killah‘s Adrian Younge Presents Twelve Reasons to Die Starring Ghostface Killah.
• Red colored vinyl 7-inch (with exclusive track) with purchase of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito.
• Silkscreen litho with purchase of Dawes’ Stories Don’t End.
• Lithograph with purchase of Volbeat‘s Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies.
• Signed poster with purchase of ExodusExhibit B: The Human Condition.
• Bonus CD with purchase of Low‘s The Invisible Way.
• Lithograph with purchase of Clutch‘s Earth Rocker
• Lithograph with purchase of Sound City: Real to Reel (CD, vinyl, DVD or Blu-ray).
• CD EP with purchase of Biffy Clyro‘s Opposites.
• 18″x24″ color poster with purchase of Youth Lagoon‘s Wondrous Bughouse.
• 7-inch featuring two exclusive tracks with purchase of Psychic Ills’ One Track Mind.
• Silkscreened lithograph with purchase of Eels’ Wonderful, Glorious.
• Lithograph with download code for bonus tracks with purchase of Jim JamesRegions of Light and Sound of God.
• 7-inch (includes exclusive track) with purchase of Ra Ra Riot‘s Beta Love.
• Limited-edition lithograph with purchase of Voivod‘s Target Earth.
• Sheet music with purchase of Christopher Owens’ Lysandre.
• 7″ x 7″ litho with purchase of Green Day‘s Tre!
• Lithograph with purchase of Rage Against the Machine‘s Rage Against the Machine XX (20th Anniversary).
• Poster and button set with purchase of Led Zeppelin‘s Celebration Day.
• 7-inch with purchase of RNDM‘s Acts.
• Lithograph with purchase of Jamey Johnson‘s Livin’ for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran.
• Instrumental CD version of the soundtrack with purchase of The Man with the Iron Fist OST (not the score, but instrumentals of the songs on the soundtrack).
• Color lithograph with purchase of Peter Gabriel‘s So 25th Anniversary Edition.
• Lithograph and sticker set with purchase of Green Day‘s Uno!
• 7-inch with purchase of Aimee Mann‘s Charmer.
• Aces companion CD with purchase of The Helio Sequence‘s Negotiations.
• 7-inch with purchase of Two Door Cinema Club‘s Beacon.
• Glow in the dark poster with purchase of Blaqk Audio‘s Bright Black Heaven.
• 12″x12″ lithograph with purchase of Gotye‘s Making Mirrors.
• Foil poster with purchase of Animal Collective‘s Centipede Hz.
• Color lithograph with purchase of IncubusHQ Live.
• Button pack and autographed CD booklet with purchase of The HivesLex Hives.• Limited edition poster with purchase of Heart‘s Strange Euphoria box set.
• Limited-edition print with purchase of Sigur RosValtari.
• Color litho with purchase of Beach House‘s Bloom.
• Extremely limited mylar poster with purchase of Madonna‘s MDNA.
• Color lithograph with purchase of The Mars Volta‘s Noctourniquet.
• Large color lithograph with purchase of White RabbitsMilk Famous.
• Large color poster (designed through a fan contest) with purchase of the Robert Glasper Experiment‘s Black Radio.
• Large color lithograph with purchase of The Little WilliesFor the Good Times.
• 11×17 color poster with purchase of Disturbed‘s The Lost Children.
• 7-inch (“This City”/”Saturday Night Again”) with purchase of Patrick Stump‘s Soul Punk.
• Autographed lithograph with purchase of Mason JenningsMinnesota.
• 7-inch with purchase of Dum Dum GirlsOnly in Dreams.
• Lithograph with purchase of Kasabian‘s Velociraptor.
• Lithograph with purchase of We Are AugustinesRise Ye Sunken Ships.
• Color lithograph with purchase of Drive-By TruckersUgly Buildings, Whores and Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009.
• Lithograph with purchase of Incubus If Not Now, When?
• Two-sided glossy poster with purchase of Peter Murphy‘s Ninth.
• Limited-edition color lithograph with purchase of Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Revelator.
• Many more — just ask an RX clerk!

March 31st, 2015

LAURA MARLING’S ‘MASTERPIECE’ ‘SHORT MOVIE’ NOW AVAILABLE!

7af7acd9Laura Marling‘s new album Short Movie is now available at The Record Exchange on CD and vinyl!

Hailed by The Telegraph as a “masterpiece” and garnering nearly universal praise, Short Movie already has the feel of a “best of 2015″ release and it’s only April. Come hear it at the RX and pick up a copy on your format of choice!

March 29th, 2015

SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE REVEAL: POSSE TODAY AT 2 PM!

unnamedToday’s Record Exchange Secret Treefort In-store is …

Posse!

Posse will perform at 2 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 POSSE

a1862351451_2Posse is Sacha Maxim, Paul Wittmann-Todd and Jon Salzman. Neither slick nor intentionally rough, Posse’s music is meant to be a degraded reflection of their optimism, their hopelessness, their limitations, filtered through their abilities and interests.

Their songs are blankets designed with soft colors and graceful edges, made to lay over pits of anger and disappointment. They leap from mercurial, spacious leads to malevolent cross-eyed solos. The rhythm guitar drifts and phases while the bass tiptoes atop the drums.

Posse’s favorite music includes Galaxie 500, Suicide, and Yo La Tengo. Delay by Boss and Akai. Distortion and fuzz provided by Rivera, ZVex and Ibanez.

FULL SECRET TREEFORT IN-STORE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 25, 7pm — Buxton
Thursday, March 26, 5pm — Francisco the Man
Friday, March 27, 3pm — Joyce Manor
Saturday, March 28, 2pm — Magic Sword
Sunday, March 29, 2pm — Posse

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