by Lisa Mrock
photo by Alex Kacha
Despite the ‘90s making an official comeback in the form of crop tops, chokers, and endless revival series, it’s the ‘80s that’s taking over music — especially with the analog sounds of Austin electronic band S U R V I V E. Comprised of Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, Adam Jones, and Mark Donica, their music is reminiscent of dystopian ‘80s film scores. It’s no wonder that two of the members, Dixon and Stein, were picked to create the score of the sci-fi nostalgia series Stranger Things, though they focused more heavily on purposely creating an ‘80s vibe for that project. Their more recent album, RR7349, comes in at nine instrumental tracks of layered synths and cavernous reverb like in “Copter,” perfect for a set timed for twilight. Their sound can be uplifting and fun for a night on the town, but as a full group their music reaches a much deeper level.