Already bored with volume one of the Stranger Things soundtrack? I know you’re not, because how could you be? All those vintage synthesizers in haunting vibrato. The endearing ’80s pastiche. It feels like nostalgia itself wrapped me a blanket and rocked me to sleep in a bed far, far away from the Upside Down. BUT if you do want a little more selection in your aural Stranger Things experience, fear not. The second volume of the Netflix drama’s soundtrack is now streaming on Apple Music.
The first volume of Texan musicians Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon’s soundtrack recently hit the Top 40, so volume two has some big shoes to fill. Stein and Dixon, both members of synth band S U R V I V E, have added another 39 tracks to our sonic Stranger Things cache, as NME reports. That means that, in sum, we now have a whopping 75 snippets to help us remember our favorite moments from the show. Featured in this new edition are such classics as “Hopper Sneaks In” and “Where’s Barb?” along with an extended version of the show’s theme.
Stranger Things, Vol. 2 is slated for physical release on September 23. Until then, revel in all the other Stranger Things musical endeavors we’ve learned about in the past few weeks. Steve’s (Joe Keery) great psych rock band, Post Animal. Mike’s (Finn Wolfhard) partial cover of Nirvana’s “Lithium.” Eleven’s (Millie Bobby Brown) fierce set of pipes. Plus Steve’s bully friend Tommy (Chester Rushing) fronts the indie outfit, the Chester Rushing Band, Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton) was in the band, Comanechi, and my main man Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) showed off his thespian-level voice in his rendition of “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables. Talented bunch these folks.
Before you pick up the new release next month, stream the new album and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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