On 10th September Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein won an award for ‘Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music’ with their work on the Stranger Things soundtrack. This was awarded to the duo at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in LA. Congrats both!
Every year, Goose Island teams up with a band on the Pitchfork Music Festival lineup to create a cleverly-named beer that’s served during the three-day Union Park fest. Local rockers Twin Peaks, hip-hop star Chance the Rapper and singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten have been bestowed with the honor in years past, but this time around Texas synthesizer act Survive provided inspiration for the latest Goose Island brew.
To make a beer inspired by the group, Goose Island brewers decided to craft a grapefruit-forward red pale ale, paying tribute to the citrus fruit that is grown in the band’s home state of Texas. Survive didn’t just help name the beer, they also participated in its production. During the brewing process, two members of the band visited the brewery armed with synthesizers and a stack of amps, using the vibrations created by their music to clear the walls of a grist bin.
Kyle & Michael of S U R V I V E recently spoke to Variety Magazine about the Stranger Things score, and how they were able to write it to mesh so well with the themes of the show. Read the full piece here.
S U R V I V E member’s Michael and Kyle took time out to speak to Billboard about the hit Netflix show, including how they have approached writing the soundtrack for it’s second season and it’s impact on the bands schedule. Read the full piece here.
S U R V I V E members Michael & Kyle have been nominated for an award at this years ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards.The duo have been nominated for the 2016 ASCAP TV Composer of the Year award for their wonderful work soundtracking Netflix sensation Stranger Things. With the winners announced on May 16th, make sure you place your vote for Kyle & Michael here.
Feb 16 – Paris, FR @ Babadoum
Feb 17 – Dijon, FR @ Generiq Festival
Feb 19 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Feb 20 – Glasgow, UK @ The Art School
Feb 21 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Feb 22 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Feb 24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Feb 25 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
Apr 15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
May 31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Jun 03 – London, UK @ Field Day
Jul 29 – New York, NY @ Panorama
S U R V I V E members Kyle Dixon and Mark Donica speak to Bandcamp about their changing careers, this year’s cultural shift, being an artist in 2016 and their future plans. Words from J-Zone, Moor Mother, Zeal & Ardor and Shabaka Hutchings too.
Bicep’s remix of Higher Level, Kenton Slash Demon’s Peace and a remix of S U R V I V E’s Stranger Things soundtrack all made the Top 80 Tracks of 2016 for In the Mix – with Bicep’s remix being crowned No.1! Check out who else made the cut here.