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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 Switchfoot CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

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 Switchfoot 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 Switchfoot record collection, Switchfoot 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 CDs DVDs 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 Switchfoot 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!


Switchfoot Biography

Switchfoot is an alternative rock band from San Diego, California, United States. The current members are Jon Foreman (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar). Known for their energetic live show, the three guitarists in the line-up often operate simultaneously, building on the pop sensibilities of Jon's songwriting, and, rounded out by Jerome's work on the synthesizer, bringing his Industrial roots to the sound, the band works up "the Switchfoot sound" - a melodic crunch of densely layered sound featuring some electronic experimentation, and often driven by hard-charging guitar riffs, while throwing in a few softer, spacey ballads as well. Bands like Switchfoot prove to the world that the next generation is ready to rock. Order your Switchfoot concert tickets today and see what this generation of artists are bringing to the table.

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Switchfoot Bio Continued

Switchfoot first gained mainstream recognition after the inclusion of four of their songs in the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember. This recognition led to their major label debut, The Beautiful Letdown, which was released in 2003 and sold over 2.6 million copies as well as featuring their best-known singles, "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move". According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" is a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music".

Switchfoot Discography Updated January 2007
Switchfoot Albums

Switchfoot Vinyl and Switchfoot CDs: Studio

1997 - The Legend of Chin - re:Think
1999 - New Way to Be Human - re:Think
2000 - Learning to Breathe - Chordant
2003 - The Beautiful Letdown - RED Ink/Columbia
2005 - Nothing Is Sound - Sony
2006 - Oh! Gravity. - Columbia

Switchfoot Records and Switchfoot CD Releases: Compilations

2004 - The Early Years: 1997-2000: The Legend Of Chin/New Way To Be Human/Learning To Breathe ... - Chordant

Switchfoot CD's and Switchfoot Vinyl: Singles

2004 - Meant to Live - Columbia
2005 - Dare You to Move - Sony International
2005 - Stars - Sony/Columbia
2005 - Chem 6A - Re: Think

Switchfoot DVDs & Switchfoot Music Videos

2004 - Live in San Diego - Sony

Switchfoot CD and Switchfoot Records Releases: Appearances

1997 - No Lies [1997] Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Happy Christmas: A BEC Holiday Collection Various Artists - Producer, Performer
1999 - Listen: Louder Various Artists - Performer
1999 - No Lies [1999] Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Simply Spectacular $2.99 New Music Sampler Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Learning to Breathe Switchfoot - Producer
2001 - Festival con Dios: Sampler Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Walk to Remember Original Soundtrack - Performer
2003 - Beautiful Letdown Switchfoot - Producer
2004 - Beautiful Letdown [Bonus DVD] Switchfoot - Producer, Remixing
2004 - Early Years: 1997-2000: The Legend Of Chin/New Way To Switchfoot - Producer, Sounds
2004 - Meant to Live Switchfoot - Producer
2005 - Nickelodeon Kids Choice Various Artists - Producer

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