The 'Stranger Things' Soundtrack Is Coming Soon To Cassette Tape

Friday, 09 June 2017 - 11:56AM
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Friday, 09 June 2017 - 11:56AM
The 'Stranger Things' Soundtrack Is Coming Soon To Cassette Tape
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Here's Outer Places' official guide to being a huge geek:

Step one: purchase the Stranger Things soundtrack on cassette tape, replete as it is with Eighties nostalgia and gently humming synth, for the perfect crackly retro experience that you've been wishing for ever since the show went big last year.

Step two: do everything in your power to try and track down a working cassette tape player. Good luck with that—even Peter Quill's famously long-lived player has bitten the dust by this point.




Just so we're clear, this isn't the album with The Clash on it—it's all the original music that was composed for the show. All the creepy, atmospheric stuff that was written specially by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, which sounds amazing out of your modern home entertainment system, but which will underwhelm somewhat when coming out of the tinny speaker in your childhood Walkman that you finally managed to dig out of the attic after scrabbling past boxes of Beanie Babies for two hours.

But this album's cassette release isn't about high fidelity music quality—it's about style. That's why the little plastic tape is blood red, and the plastic case is designed to look like a VHS tape. The tape will be sold exclusively in the most logical place imaginable for a television soundtrack to be sold: Urban Outfitters, a clothing store that takes a suspicious amount of glee from trying to muscle in on your local record store's territory.




Excitement for the next season of Stranger Things, with its darker, more horror-themed tone, is beginning to rise, so for those who are looking to recreate the experience of enjoying the show in an authentic Eighties fashion, this cassette is a must-have collector's item.

Presumably, the next project to hit store shelves will be a genuine VHS tape collection for the show, as a sign that the world has gone absolutely insane.

Stranger Things Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on October 31st, 2017.
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