Fans of this summer’s Netflix hit series Stranger Things know that a major part of the appeal of the show was the music. That’s not to discount the endearing amateur detectives/misfit kid posse, Matthew Modine’s comeback, or Winona Ryder showing us once again that she’s great at portraying strong but vulnerable characters on the brink of madness. We also were thrilled to dive into the nostalgia of ’80s sci-fi filled with psychological terror and mystery-solving in a sleepy Indiana town.
But the soundtrack and original score helped drive the show tremendously, and the original music was released digitally with two volumes last month, full of original ’80s-inspired synth tracks that are, like the show itself, creepy and inspiring at the same time.
Now a vinyl release has been announced for the soundtrack’s first volume, which will be on shelves Oct. 28 (just in time for Halloween!) via Lakeshore Records and in the UK, through the Invada label. Like its digital release, which came out in August, it features 36 originally scored tracks by Austin duo Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of the group S U R V I V E.
It took a lot of talent and creativity for that show to reach its success, and now would be a good time to remind yourself that Millie Bobby Brown, who played the role of Eleven, also has some secret musical talents: You can watch her join her castmates along with Jimmy Fallon, during which Brown raps like the best of them to Nicki Minaj’s “Monster.”