The Band That Made ‘Stranger Things’ Theme Song Hate It Now

Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon are the two guys you can blame for the Stranger Things theme song being stuck in your head all of last year.

The two members of the band S U R V I V E (do you really need all caps and spaces?) have been working hard on the music for season two – where they refuse to spoil anything – but talked about how big the theme has become since the show’s premiere in an interview with Vanity Fair.

The weekend the series premiered, Dixon went on a camping trip; when he returned to cell service on Sunday, “I turned my phone back on and it just kind of exploded. Any kind of way that you could receive a message, I had gotten a message from somebody that either I didn’t know at all, or that I’d known in the past, or just friends.”

Typically, people come out of the woodwork for money when you become famous. In this case, Dixon was coming out of the woodwork to find people coming out of the woodwork.

Dixon said that this tweet from producer Metro was when he knew it was a big deal.

You know what Future says, “if Young Metro don’t trust ya, I’ma shoot ya.”

Despite the success of the show and song, Dixon and Stein still feel a little weird playing a one-minute song as part of their S U R V I V E set.

“S U R V I V E did a U.S. tour in the fall, where we did play the Stranger Things theme. We stopped playing it,” Dixon explains. “It was kind of like the weakest link of that set honestly. It’s a one-minute song that we have to figure out how to make four minutes.”

But don’t worry, if you want to hear a live version of the theme, you can watch Dixon and Stein perform at Moogfest this weekend. The performance will be streamed live on their website. Or, you can just watch the video below.

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