Netflix Details 'Stranger Things: Volume 1' Score Release

Hit series' soundtrack divided into two installments

Netflix's hit Eighties-inspired sci-fi series 'Stranger Things' will release two volumes of its synthy soundtrack this month. Credit: Netflix

Netflix's hit Eighties-inspired sci-fi series Stranger Things will release two volumes of its synth-y soundtrack, the streaming service announced Wednesday. Stranger Things, Volume 1 arrives digitally August 12th, with a CD release planned for September 16th. Volume 2 is out digitally August 19th followed by a September 23rd physical release. 

Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, two members of the Austin synth act Survive, composed the Stranger Things score. "The directors were previously fans of Survive. They used a song from our first LP in a trailer they made to pitch their concept to Netflix," Dixon said in a statement. "Once the show was picked up, they reached out to see if we were available to score the show."

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Dixon further detailed how they linked up with the show's creators the Duffer Brothers. "They're fans of Survive somehow and it's kind of a mystery... like, they don't really know how they found us," Dixon said. "But they did, and then they emailed us and asked if we were available. They put our song 'Dirge' from our last LP in their trailer for the show. Like, they made a little mock trailer to pitch their concept to Netflix, and they had the song 'Dirge' in there. They were like, 'Oh, shit. That works pretty well for the trailer. It kind of got the vibe across.'"

Stein added in a statement, "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."

Stranger Things, Volume 1 Track List
1. "Stranger Things"
2. "Kids"
3. "Nancy and Barb"
4. "This Isn't You"
5. "Lay-Z-Boy"
6. "Friendship"
7. "Eleven"
8. "A Kiss"
9. "Castle Beyers"
10. "Hawkins"
11. "The Upside Down"
12. "After Sarah"
13. "One Blink For Yes"
14. "Photos in the Woods"
15. "Fresh Blood"
16. "Lamps"
17. "Hallucinations"
18. "Hanging Lights"
19. "Biking to School"
20. "Are You Sure?"
21. "Agents"
22. "Papa"
23. "Cops Are Good at Finding"
24. "No Weapons"
25. "Walking Through the Nether"
26. "She'll Kill You"
27. "Run Away"
28. "No Autopsy"
29. "Dispatch"
30. "Joyce and Lonnie Fighting"
31. "Lights Out"
32. "Hazmat Suits"
33. "Theoretically"
34. "You Can Talk to Me"
35. "What Else Is There to Do?"
36. "Hawkins Lab"


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