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The Artists Who Scored ‘Stranger Things’ Are Prepping a Must-Hear Album with Their Band SURVIVE

Listen to a new song from Austin's SURVIVE, who drop their second LP via Relapse this month

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You know the work of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein from their evocative, haunting score for the ubiquitous Netflix hit ‘Stranger Things.’ It turns out that the show’s creators knew Dixon and Stein from their Austin four-piece SURVIVE (or S U R V I V E, as they like to render it), who have a new album on the way this month. The album is called RR7349 and it’s due via Relapse Records on September 30th. Listen to ‘A.H.B.’ below.

‘A.H.B.’ is sure to please all fans of moody, synth-based music. The song boasts fog-machine synths and chilling rhythm section grooves that would make ideal accompaniment for a graveyard stroll.

Related: View this Must-See Gallery of ‘Stranger Things’ References to Genre and Decade

According to a statement quoted by NPR, Dixon and Stein explained, “[The directors of ‘Stranger Things’] 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. 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 [it] felt modern.”

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