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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 Strokes 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 Strokes 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 Strokes record collection, Strokes 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 Strokes 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!


Strokes Biography

The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 that rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in the garage rock revival. Upon the release of their acclaimed debut album Is This It in 2001, many critics hyped the group as the "saviors of rock" for their stripped down sound, heavily influenced by bands such as The Velvet Underground. Since then, the band has maintained a fan base and has enjoyed much success in the United Kingdom.

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Strokes Bio Continued

The Strokes formed at a young age, with each of the members connected in some way to lead singer/songwriter Julian Casablancas. Casablancas, guitarist Nick Valensi, and drummer Fabrizio Moretti started playing together while attending Manhattan's Dwight School. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture had been friends with Julian and was attending the Lycée Français de New York. At age 13, Casablancas was sent to Le Rosey, a boarding school in Switzerland in order to straighten up his behavior, as he developed drinking problems at a young age and was consequently doing poorly in school. While there, Casablancas became acquainted with guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr.. Years later, when Hammond came to New York to attend New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, they became reacquainted and began sharing an apartment together. They officially christened themselves The Strokes.

Strokes Discography Updated January 2007
Strokes Albums

The Strokes Vinyl & The Strokes CDs

2001 Is This It BMG
2003 Room on Fire RCA

UK Singles from The Strokes Records and The Strokes CD Releases

2001 The Modern Age [EP] Rough Trade
2001 Hard to Explain
2001 Last Nite, Pt. 1 BMG
2002 Last Nite, Pt. 2 BMG
2002 Last Nite [EP] BMG
2002 Someday [UK CD] BMG
2003 Last Nite/Last Night Live BMG
2003 12:51 BMG
2004 Reptilia RCA
2005 End Has No End Rough

US Singles from The Strokes Vinyl and The Strokes CD's

2001 The Modern Age [EP] Beggars
2002 Hard to Explain/NYC Cops/Take It or Leave... RCA s
2003 Last Nite RCA s
2003 Someday RCA s
2003 12:51/The Way It Is RCA s
2003 12:51 RCA

Interested in more Musicians?

Did you like our Aerosmith page? If so, you may also be interested in our Beatles Discography or Rolling Stones Biography pages. Or, if you prefer different musicians, how about our U2 Albums or Jimi Hendrix Albums?

Did you know we buy CDs online? In fact, we buy CDs, DVDs, AND Vinyl online, including Newsboys Vinyl and Daughtry Vinyl, those looking to purchase music will need to visit our New Jersey bricks and mortar store.

When you visit us, you can buy Vinyl, CDs and video on DVD such as Giuseppe Verdi Records as well as Brand New Records. We are very interested in buying CDs such as Velvet Underground CDs and A.F.I. CDs to as well as many Music DVDs.

We are interested in adding your musician and album reviews and invite you to write for us as a Music Critic. For example, do you think you've got something interesting to say about specific Pink Floyd LPs or Led Zeppelin LPs or the musicians?


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