Survive (band)

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OriginAustin, Texas, United States
InstrumentsKorg MonoPoly, SH-101, ARP Odyssey, Elektron Analog Keys, Prophet-6, Sequential Circuits Six-Trak
Years active2009–present
MembersKyle Dixon
Michael Stein
Mark Donica
Adam Jones

Survive (often styled S U R V I V E) is an electronic band consisting of Michael Stein, Kyle Dixon, Adam Jones and Mark Donica formed in 2009 in Austin, Texas. The Austin-based quartet have been producing synth-heavy, horror-score-influenced compositions for almost a decade, exploring these themes through drum machines and analog synths across various single, EP and LP releases and contributions to soundtracks such as acclaimed indie horror film The Guest.[1] The band gained wider fame after members Dixon and Stein composed the musical score for the Netflix series Stranger Things.[2]

Both volumes of the soundtrack were nominated individually for the Best Score Soundtrack Category for the 2017 Grammy Awards, though neither won.[3] 2017 saw Dixon and Stein also nominated for an ASCAP award as a result of their soundtrack work.[4] In September 2017 Dixon and Stein won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for their work on the Stranger Things theme.[5] 2017 has also seen the band curate the music for Sensory, a multi-dimensional immersive restaurant experience' at Sugar Hill Mountain Festival in Melbourne, Australia.[6]



Title Album details
  • Release date: 28 May 2012
  • Label: Mannequin Records, Holodeck Records
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download, 12" Vinyl
  • Songs: Deserted Skies, Floating Cube, To Light Alone I Bow, Hourglass, Omniverse, Black Mollies, Scalar Wave, Shunting Yard, Dirge
  • Release date: 4 September 2012
  • Label: Holodeck Records
  • Formats: cassette
  • Songs: cschz 01, cschz 02
  • Release date: 30 September 2016
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, 12" vinyl
  • Songs: A.H.B, Other, Dirt, High Rise, Wardenclyffe, Sorcerer, Low Fog, Copter, Cutthroat
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  • Release date: 3 August 2018
  • Label: Relapse Records
  • Formats: Digital Download, 12" Vinyl
  • Songs: Floating Cube (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Omniverse (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Sorcerer (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Cutthroat (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Holographic (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Black Mollies (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Parousia (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Wardenclyffe (Los Angeles - 4-17-17), Copter (Los Angeles - 4-17-17)

Extended plays & tapes[edit]

Year Title Label
2010 BATH017 (As part of Dark of Night Compilation) Bathetic Records
2010 LLR002 Light Lodge
2011 LT019 Living Tapes
2012 TLLT21 To Lose La Track
2013 HD009 Holodeck Records

2016 HD037 Holodeck Records

2014 MF064 Monofonus Press

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Ref
Floating Cube 2013 [7]
Omniverse 2015 [8]
Copter 2016 [9]


  1. ^ "'The Guest' Soundtrack Details | Film Music Reporter". Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  2. ^ Swiatecki, Chad. "Survive members on how Austin band's music ended up on 'Stranger Things'". MyStatesman. Austin American Statesman. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  3. ^ Holub, Christian (6 December 2016). "'Stranger Things' Soundtracks Score Grammy Nods".
  4. ^ "Vote in the 2017 ASCAP Composers' Choice Awards!". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  5. ^ "Emmys 2017: "Stranger Things" Wins Outstanding Theme Music Award". 12 September 2017.
  6. ^ "S U R V I V E interviewed - The Skinny". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  7. ^ Juan Cisneros (2013-03-03), S U R V I V E - Floating Cube, retrieved 2017-04-06
  8. ^ HOLODECK RECS (2015-02-11), S U R V I V E - Omniverse (Official Video), retrieved 2017-04-06
  9. ^ RelapseRecords (2016-10-28), S U R V I V E - "Copter" (Official Music Video), retrieved 2017-04-06