On Friday, Netflix unveiled the official Stranger Things soundtrack album. Appropriate to the show, there's a twist: the 36-track album is only Volume 1. A second volume arrives digitally August 19th. Both volumes feature bits of the original score by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the popular Austin experimental synth band S U R V I V E, best known for playing alongside Goblin, Tame Impala, and This Will Destroy You (among others), and for their work on 2014's underrated action movie The Guest.
“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," Dixon said in a press release. "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."
Currently, Stranger Things, Vol. 1 is only available on iTunes. You can preview the tracks below. And if you're in the market for even more '80s synth gold, we'll recommend John Carpenter's Lost Themes I & II, Jeff Grace's Cold in July soundtrack, and Jaga Jazzist's Starfire. There have never been more options for soundtracking your terrifying walks home alone at night than right now.