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Founded in 1980 as an
independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including Lifetime CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in
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Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Lifetime albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Lifetime record collection, Lifetime CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,
which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.
Sell us your unwanted CDsDVDs and
Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.
We appreciate your support for Lifetime and our indie music store!
They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!
You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard.
At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.
We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.
The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic! Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs. It was truly a memorable day.
In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!
Lifetime is an influential melodic hardcore band from New Jersey. Lifetime was formed in 1990 and disbanded in 1997. In late 2005, they announced their reunion. Bands rocking this hard might not last forever, so grab your Lifetime concert tickets while you can.
The band was formed in 1990 by singer Ari Katz and guitarist Dan Yemin with its roots in the New York/New Jersey hardcore scene. In contrast to the negative, sometimes violent tone promulgated their New York hardcore contemporaries, lyricist Katz emphasized more positive, personal themes in their two-minute songs. In 1992, Lifetime released their first full length album, entitled Background, that bore only passing resemblance to their later, more melodic work. By 1995, the band achieved some form of stability with the addition of Pete Martin (guitar), David Palaitis (bass), and Scott Golley (drums). That same year, they released their second album, Hello Bastards on Jade Tree Records. Hello Bastards marked a slight shift in direction, incorporating more melodic punk leanings over a driving hardcore tempo. Ari Katz's lyrics, though sometimes undecipherable, dealt mainly with more introspective and personal themes such as relationships and youthful disaffection. Hello Bastards also includes a cover of "It's Not Funny Anymore" by the seminal 1980s alternative rock band Hüsker Dü, hinting at the band's musical influences.
Lifetime Discography Updated January 2007 Lifetime Albums
Lifetime Vinyl and Lifetime CDs: Studio
1992 - Background - New Age
1995 - Hello Bastards - Jade Tree
1996 - The Seven Inches - Glue
1997 - Jersey's Best Dancers - Jade Tree
2007 - Lifetime - Fueled By Ramen
Lifetime Records and Lifetime CD Releases: Compilations
2006 - Somewhere in the Swamps of Jersey - Jade Tree
Lifetime CD's and Lifetime Vinyl: Singles
2006 - 2 Songs - Decaydance
Lifetime CD and Lifetime Records Releases: Appearances
1992 - Background Lifetime - Producer, Mixing
1994 - Land of Greed...World of Need Various Artists - Performer
1994 - Toronto Sound of the Underground Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Hello Bastards Lifetime - Producer
1996 - Anti-Matter Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Seven Inches Lifetime - Producer, Mixing, Photography
1997 - It's for Life Various Artists - Performer
1997 - Jersey's Best Dancers Lifetime - Producer
1997 - Punk Uprisings, Vol. 2 Various Artists - Performer
Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Stan Getz Vinyl and Bob Weir and Ratdog Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.
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PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE, INC
20 South Tulane Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 www.prex.com 1.609.921.0881