Stream volume one of the ‘Stranger Things’ soundtrack

Austin band S U R V I V E worked on the score for the Netflix show

Part one of the Stranger Things soundtrack is available to stream now.

Stranger Things is Netflix’s latest hit series. A supernatural science fiction horror series set in 1980s Indiana, it is written and directed by The Duffer Brothers and executive produced by Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen. It’s already expected to return for a second season.

The show’s synth-led score was helmed by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin band S U R V I V E, who recently spoke to NME about the project.


The soundtrack will be split into two volumes, with the first volume being 36 tracks long and out digitally today (August 12) and on CD come September 16. The second part follows digitally on August 19 and on CD on September 23.

Stream volume one below:

Dixon says in a press release: “The directors were previously fans of S U R V I V E. They 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.” Michael Stein said, “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 that felt modern. This was one of the qualities that drew them to our music in the first place. Having a familiarity with classic synths worked, but with an overall forward thinking approach.”

See the tracklisting for volume one beneath.

1 Stranger Things
2 Kids
3 Nancy and Barb
4 This Isn’t You
5 Lay-Z-Boy
6 Friendship
7 Eleven
8 A Kiss
9 Castle Beyers
10 Hawkins
11 The Upside Down
12 After Sarah
13 One Blink For Yes
14 Photos in the Woods
15 Fresh Blood
16 Lamps
17 Hallucinations
18 Hanging Lights
19 Biking to School
20 Are You Sure?
21 Agents
22 Papa
23 Cops Are Good at Finding
24 No Weapons
25 Walking Through the Nether
26 She’ll Kill You
27 Run Away
28 No Autopsy
29 Dispatch
30 Joyce and Lonnie Fighting
31 Lights Out
32 Hazmat Suits
33 Theoretically
34 You Can Talk to Me
35 What Else Is There to Do?
36 Hawkins Lab