Two of the four members of the Austin, Texas band, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, put together the two-part soundtrack for “Stranger Things.” Dixon and Stein jumped at the opportunity to work on the show when contacted by creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers.
“The [Duffer brothers] reached out to us last July with a trailer they had made using one of our songs. It’s a song called ‘Dirge,’” Dixon told IndieWire in a recent interview. “Once they got greenlit, they reached out to see if we were still a band, if we were still available. We were obviously interested and sent them a bunch of unreleased stuff to listen to in the meantime. And then we started the whole pitch process, giving them some stuff to put in front of producers…We had a little bit of a trial period there, and it ended up working out. So we’re grateful for that.”
Starring Winona Ryder as the mother of a boy who disappears in Indiana in the 1980s, the eight-hour series pays homage to Stephen King, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg by combining supernatural elements with creepy, frightening storytelling.
To listen to Survive’s “RR7349,” play the album via Spotify below.