9 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like something straight out of the sci-fi films they idolize, these time-traveling synth savants from Austin zap listeners deep into the analog past. “A.H.B.” draws you in, with sinister electro-funk moving in slinky slow motion, and the gnarly “Dirt” dials up the feedback on a wormhole to the outer reaches of coldwave. The ominous “Copter” conjures zombies from around every corner—while promising a brighter day with its shimmering ambient outro.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Like something straight out of the sci-fi films they idolize, these time-traveling synth savants from Austin zap listeners deep into the analog past. “A.H.B.” draws you in, with sinister electro-funk moving in slinky slow motion, and the gnarly “Dirt” dials up the feedback on a wormhole to the outer reaches of coldwave. The ominous “Copter” conjures zombies from around every corner—while promising a brighter day with its shimmering ambient outro.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings
25 Ratings
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Strange(r Things)

I binged through the Netflix series Stranger Things and have come to really enjoy the soundtrack associated with it. Since S U R V I V E produced the main theme, I thought I would give this a look. Very cool music that reminds me of the show itself.

Camry Long

S U R V I V E is more than Stranger Things

Come on guys, while Stranger Things is a great show, and their music for it was excellent, there is more to them than that. I have been listening since the beginning, mostly because they are from Texas and I am too, and if you dig deeper into their work, you will find something, a sensation that truly defies words. Ambience, loud music, everything about general electronic is used here to make truly exceptional retrowave records.

BrianSwaldi

John Carpenter-esque

I also thought of Stranger Things before i read that it was the same people. Also makes me think of John Carpenter goodness and reminded me of the original Day of the Dead. Good stuff.

About S U R V I V E

The music created by Austin, Texas-based analog electronic quartet S U R V I V E is a fresh, bewildering update of vintage horror and sci-fi film scores as well as experimental ambient music and minimal wave. Their recorded output ranges from longform space explorations to hazy lo-fi electro. Their stunning concerts are momentous occasions, and they have shared the stage with Goblin, Xeno & Oaklander, Lightning Bolt, and many others. The group was founded in 2009 by Adam Jones (Troller, Thousand Foot Whale Claw), Kyle Dixon, Mark Donica, and Michael Stein, all prominent members of Austin's highly productive synthesizer community. The group's debut EP, LLR002, appeared on local label Light Lodge in 2010 and was quickly followed by the self-released cassette s000 (later reissued by Holodeck as HD009) and LT019 (on Living Tapes) in 2011. The 7" single "W115" appeared on Italian label To Lose La Track in 2012, and S U R V I V E's self-titled debut LP arrived on Mannequin Records shortly after. The album instantly gained a cult following, selling out several pressings over the next few years as the band's reputation grew. The 12" EP MF064 appeared on another Austin-based label, Monofonus Press, in 2014. The group contributed two songs to the soundtrack of the 2014 action thriller The Guest, which was released as a limited double-LP on Record Store Day in 2016. Dixon and Stein composed music for the Netflix sci-fi/horror series Stranger Things (starring Winona Ryder), which instantly received an enormous amount of acclaim when its first season was released in July of 2016. During the same month, it was announced that S U R V I V E had signed to Relapse Records for the release of their second full-length, RR7349, which arrived the following September. A year later, Dixon and Stein's Stranger Things theme won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. RR7387, featuring remixes of RR7349 material by artists including Justin Broadrick and Lena Willikens, appeared in November of 2017. Another single, "RR7400," followed in 2018. ~ Paul Simpson

ORIGIN
Austin, TX
FORMED
2009

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