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‘Stranger Things’ Soundtracks: Listen to Them Both Here for Free

Spotify has the two-part soundtrack created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the Austin band Survive.

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Most fans of Netflix’s hit series “Stranger Things” agree that one of the many great things about the show is the creepily nostalgic music that’s reminiscent of the ’70s and ’80s. The two-part soundtrack was created by Survive’s Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, who jumped at the opportunity to work on the show when contacted by creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers.

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“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. The Duffer Brothers previously co-directed the 2015 horror-thriller “Hidden.”

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To listen to the soundtracks from “Stranger Things” via Spotify, check out Volume I and II below.

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