Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – “She’ll Kill You” & “A Kiss”
UPDATE: Also below, listen to “A Kiss,” another track from the Stranger Things score.
Stranger Things, the ’80s-haunted Netflix sci-fi show, is basically the best thing that’s happened culturally all summer. And one of the things that makes it so great, is the music, which gives it a specific time and place while at the same time moving it into the realm of the uncanny. Composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, both members of the Austin band S U R V I V E, have mimicked the synthetic textures that people like John Carpenter and Tangerine Dream once brought to movies, but they’ve given that sound its own sense of wonder. Yesterday, we learned that we were finally about to get the two-volume soundtrack album, the first half of which arrives tomorrow. And today, we get to hear a track from it: The eerie, pulsating “She’ll Kill You.” It’s awesome. Listen below, via Pitchfork.
Vol. 1 of the Stranger Things soundtrack is out 8/12 on Lakeshore/Netflix.