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EDITORS’ NOTES

Stranger Things’ synth warlocks step deeper into the darkness. With two members fresh from scoring 2016’s most talked-about sci-fi series, the Austin quartet elaborate on that soundtrack’s retro-futurism by applying an entrancing mastery of sinister moods to the chunky hums and pulses of their home-built synths. From “A.H.B.”’s spiralling sense of doom to “Wardenclyffe”’s dissolving euphoria, these are songs with the unsettling but irresistible pull of a supernatural force.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Stranger Things’ synth warlocks step deeper into the darkness. With two members fresh from scoring 2016’s most talked-about sci-fi series, the Austin quartet elaborate on that soundtrack’s retro-futurism by applying an entrancing mastery of sinister moods to the chunky hums and pulses of their home-built synths. From “A.H.B.”’s spiralling sense of doom to “Wardenclyffe”’s dissolving euphoria, these are songs with the unsettling but irresistible pull of a supernatural force.

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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 self-released cassette s000 (later reissued by Holodeck as HD009) and LT019 ‎(on Living Tapes) in 2011. 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. 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. ~ Paul Simpson

  • ORIGIN
    Austin, TX
  • FORMED
    2009

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