BTS 'ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE WAVERS' RECORD STORE DAY PORTRAIT CONTEST; BAND WILL SELECT WINNING PHOTO!

built to spillBuilt To Spill‘s Ultimate Alternative Wavers is getting issued on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day (April 19), and The Record Exchange is holding a portrait contest inspired by the album cover!

To enter to win, contestants submit a photo print of their re-creation of the Ultimate Alternative Wavers cover portrait (the original was taken at the Boise Towne Square Sears, if you’re going for authenticity). Built to Spill will vote on the winner, who will receive a prize pack including a copy of the Ultimate Alternative Wavers Record Store Day release, Record Exchange Gift Card and other goodies.

Entries must be submitted to The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St., Boise) by 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, with the winner notified no later than Friday, April 18. One entry per person. Entries will not be accepted electronically or via mail/delivery service. Good luck!

ABOUT THE ‘ULTIMATE ALTERNATIVE WAVERS’ RSD EXCLUSIVE LP

– 20th anniversary
– First time ever on vinyl
– Old school ‘tip-on’ gatefold jacket with insert
– Remastered from original tapes
– Audiophile pressing w/ lacquers cut by John Golden and vinyl pressed at RTI
– 4,500 pressed on gold wax for Record Store Day; 500 pressed on green wax for Pacific Northwest stores (ID, OR, WA)

Modern Classics Recordings is proud to present for the first time on vinyl Built to Spill‘s debut album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. Showcasing a nod to Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr, UAW was recorded at Audio Lab Studios in the band’s hometown of Boise, Idaho, and soon after released on Seattle imprint C/Z Records in 1993. Featuring former Treepeople member Doug Martsch, Caustic Resin’s Brett Netson and drummer Ralf Youtz, the album features total rippers like the 9-minute “Built Too Long Parts 1, 2 & 3”, while the hazy daze of “Nowhere Nothin’ Fuckup” lyrically pays homage to Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin”. While it may have been the band’s debut, UAW still remains a special time capsule from one of modern rock’s great bands that’s still going strong after 21 years.

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.

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