When: Sun., Nov. 6, 9 p.m. 2016
You love Stranger Things. Everybody you know loves Stranger Things. The Netflix buddy-adventure/80s-horror throwback series is so ingrained in 2016 pop culture that to not love it would be un-American. A huge part of what makes the show’s nostalgia rush so epic is its soundtrack comprising chilly, eerie synthesizer homages to John Carpenter. Its composers, Texans Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, are also part of four-piece Survive, and if you loved the sounds they conjured up for Stranger Things, you’ll drool over their brand-new LP RR7349 (Relapse). Retro, sweeping, and cinematic, these synth-based instrumental-rock pieces combine a creeping, sinister Tales From the Darkside vibe with the over-the-top triumph of “Chariots of Fire.” Survive came together in 2008, and their stream of releases since proves they’ve long been masters of the dark synthetic arts. But the band enter a new realm on RR7349, summoning a majesty you can completely submerge yourself in.