Return to the Upside Down with Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon’s 39-song score
The second volume of the soundtrack to hit Netflix drama Stranger Things can be streamed now via Apple Music. It can be heard here.
The first volume of Texan musicians Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon’s soundtrack recently charted in the Top 40.
The second volume features 39 songs including an extended version of the show’s theme plus ‘Where’s Barb?’, ‘Inside The Black Room’, ‘I Know What I Saw’ and ‘First Kiss’. It will be released physically on September 23.
Stein and Dixon are members of S U R V I V E, recently telling NME that there wasn’t enough budget for the rest of the band to help create the soundtrack.
The pair will perform the soundtrack live for the first time at Polish festival Unsound in October.
As well as Stein and Dixon’s soundtrack, many members of the Stranger Things cast have been displaying their musical talent recently. Joe Keery, who plays Nancy’s boyfriend Steve Harringon, plays in psych rockers Post Animal, while Chester Rushing (Steve’s bully friend Tommy) fronts indie outfit Chester Rushing Band. Charlie Heaton, who plays Jonathan Byers, was in Comanechi.
Away from the cast who were in bands, Eleven actress Millie Bobbie Brown covered Amy Winehouse’s ‘You Know I’m No Good’, while Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) shared his cover of ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Miserables.
This weekend sees Finn Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler, promise to cover Nirvana’s ‘About A Girl’, following the reaction to his cover of the same band’s ‘Lithium’.