New record store now open on Boise Bench

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Music fans can now enjoy a new record store on the Boise Bench. Modern Sounds Vinyl & Music opened late last year in the Vista Plaza at 556 S. Vista Ave, near Jumpin’ Janet’s.

The Boise Weekly first spotted the new store in a profile just before Christmas. It offers a selection of vinyl in a small former clothing store location. Co-owners Matt Eggers and Derek Anderson started the store, following a passion for music, according to BW.

The shop operates just four days per week – Thursday through Sunday, for now. Modern Sounds sells, buys and trades music – and says they are also stocking a “growing selection” of newer music on vinyl, too.

“I kept looking at the space and daydreaming about it,” Anderson told BW. “I finally thought, ‘Why not take a shot or you’ll never know?’ If you’re going to do something in life it should be something you like.”

Recently touted inventory includes Nina Simone’s version of I Put A Spell On You, Tom Petty’s mid-90s solo effort Wildflowers and even some Ice T.

The latest entry gives Boise a trio of stores specializing in records. The largest – and oldest – remains The Record Exchange in Downtown Boise. Record World on Broadway Ave. also serves those looking for albums pressed to plastic.

Modern Sound Vinyl & Music is open Thursday and Friday from 5pm-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am-7pm.

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