Lakeshore Records, the company that are behind the digital and CD versions of the “Stranger Things” have confirmed that there will a vinyl release of the haunting synth score. Composed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, the digital version of the first volume was released yesterday with a CD release set to follow on September 16th. Meanwhile, the second volume will be released digitally on August 19th and on CD on September 23rd.
Dixon explains how they became attached to the show, “The directors were previously fans of
S U R V I V E. They used a song from our first LP in a trailer they made to pitch their concept to Netflix. Once the show was picked up, they reached out to see if we were available to score the show.”
Stein then adds, “We discussed having a classic tone and feel to the music for the show but being reserved enough that it wasn’t ’80s cheese, while offering a refreshing quality so that felt modern. This was one of the qualities that drew them to our music in the first place. Having a familiarity with classic synths worked, but with an overall forward thinking approach.”
Both Dixon and Stein are members of the Austin electronic group S U R V I V E, which will be releasing its second album RR7349 on September 30th via Relapse Records.
“A love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s, “Stranger Things” is the story of a young boy who vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl.”
“Stranger Things” stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine.