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‘Stranger Things’ Composers Plot U.S. Tour as Survive

Austin synth outfit unveils otherworldly new song, “Wardenclyffe”

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'Stranger Things' composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will embark on a U.S. tour with their Austin synth outfit Survive this fall.

Alex Kacha

Stranger Things composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will embark on a fall U.S. tour with their Austin synth outfit, Survive, who have also released a pulsating new track, “Wardenclyffe.”

The instrumental song is rife with the same eerie, spacey vibes that made Dixon and Stein’s Stranger Things soundtrack a smash, but as an album cut, “Wardenclyffe” moves and mutates in ways mood-setting scores often can’t. Survive anchor “Wardenclyffe” with grungy, thudding percussion and unleash a dynamic array of synths that play off each other while building to a head-spinning apex.

“Wardenclyffe” marks the second single from Survive’s upcoming album, RR7349, out September 30th via new label Relapse. The previously released, “A.H.B.” can be heard on the group’s Bandcamp, where the LP is also available to pre-order.

Survive will also kick off their North American tour September 30th with a hometown show at the Barracuda in Austin. The trek ends in early November, though the group is scheduled to play a New Year’s Eve gig at It’ll Do in Dallas. A complete list of dates is below.

Along with RR7349, Dixon and Stein’s work on Stranger Things was recently collected and released in two separate volumes. Both are available digitally, while the physical version for Volume 1 drops September 16th and Volume 2 arrives September 23rd. 

Survive U.S. Tour Dates

September 30 — Austin, TX @ Barracuda
October 4 — Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
October 5 — San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
October 6 — Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
October 7 — San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
October 8 — Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
October 11 — Portland, OR @ Holoscene
October 12 — Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
October 14 — Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
October 16 — Joshua Tree, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
October 26 — Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
October 27 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
October 28 — Washington D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
October 29 — Philadelphia, PA @ 714 (Making Time)
October 31 — Brooklyn, NY @ Good Room
November 1 — Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
November 2 — Allston, MA @ Great Scott
November 3 — Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room
November 4 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Lodge
November 5 — Detroit, MI @ El Club
November 6 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
December 31 — Dallas, TX @ It’ll Do

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