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‘The Rise Of The Synths’ Companion Album Vinyl Artwork Revealed! | Vehlinggo

Vinyl details of the highly-anticipated vinyl release of The Rise of  The Synths (The Companion Album) have been revealed!  This release follows the digital version of the various artist companion album (out now on Lakeshore Records) featuring tracks by Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne, Carpenter Brut, Dance With The Dead, OGRE, Lazerhawk, Mega Drive, Voyag3r, Chrome Canyon, Gunship, Power Glove, Com Truise, Robert Parker, Waveshaper, and Code Elektro from both EP 1 and EP 2 album releases, this lustworthy purple vinyl release also features additional music from Daniel Davies, Geno Lenardo and John Bergin.  See the full album track list and more at Vehlinggo.

Pre-order the album at LakeshoreRecordsShop.com

Fans who are awaiting the vinyl featured in the film’s Indiegogo campaign will have to hang on a while longer as that is a separate album expected to feature score from the film.

Here’s a taste of what to expect on the album:


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Stranger Things Vol 2 LP Wins Best Package Design At Communication Arts’ 58th Annual Design Competition!

Lakeshore Records congratulates Team Stranger Things and Lakeshore Art Director John Bergin on their Best Design in the Package Design category win at this year’s Communication Arts design competition!  One hundred and fifty-one projects were selected by a jury of creative professionals; 3,877 entries were submitted to the competition.

The selected projects will be reproduced in the September/October 2017 issue of Communication Arts. More than 30,000 copies of the issue will be distributed worldwide assuring important exposure to the creators and publishers of these award-winning projects.

“The goal of the LP design was to capture the 1980s aesthetic of the show, characterized by hand-drawn artwork, glowing graphic elements, and quintessential fonts of the ’80s. Heavy use of black and empty space was employed to heighten the feeling of isolation and danger experienced by the show’s protagonist, Eleven, while lost in the The Upside Down. Smokey textured vinyl also recalls the dark alternate dimension.” – John Bergin

The cultural phenomenon that is Stranger Things is now streaming exclusively on Netflix.  Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s  double GRAMMY®-nominated score on the Stranger Things Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 soundtrack vinyl (Clear with Black Smoke SOLD OUT) is available now in other vinyl variants at the Lakeshore webshop here.  

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EXCLUSIVE! The Stranger Things Soundtrack Gets A Special Cassette Release | Pitchfork

Stranger Things Soundtrack on Cassette | Lakeshore Records

Ahead of the Stranger Things one-year anniversary, Lakeshore Records is thrilled to announce the release of a special cassette edition of Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein’s double GRAMMY®-nominated score!  It will be made available exclusively at Urban Outfitters — see full album art reveal and details now at Pitchfork!  The album art was adapted and designed by our own Art Director, John Bergin.  Will you be snagging a copy for yourself?

Also Available Now: [Download Vol 1][Download Vol 2][Buy GLITD/Black Vinyl][Buy CD][Stream]

Related: Pre-order The Stranger Things Collector’s Edition Vinyl


Vehlinggo Interviews Lakeshore Art Director John Bergin: The Man Behind the Things You Love

The milestone comes after a long career that has seen Bergin draw for the pages of Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Heavy Metal. He’s released respected albums with his various bands, including Trust Obey. He’s designed vinyl album packages for the likes of the recent Drive fifth anniversary special edition vinyl and Mr. Robot, among hundreds more.


Vehlinggo recently interviewed Lakeshore Records Art Director John Bergin, who, besides being responsible for the album art on the most important soundtracks in recent history, this multi-disciplinary artist with a storied history in music just released his new EP, Crash & Burn.  Read the full interview at Vehlinggo.


Join The Resistance! ‘The Rise Of The Synths’ Needs You


Lakeshore Records is thrilled to announce our partnership with THE RISE OF THE SYNTHS. We will be releasing a special companion album in support of the film!

The Rise of the Synths is an awesome feature documentary directed by Iván Castell and produced by Javier Moreno with an amazing team from Spain. The film is the definitive documentary about synthwave and ’80s retro and electronic music.

The filmmakers have just launched a campaign with some awesome rewards at IndieGogo. Check out their campaign here.

Lakeshore will be releasing a Rise of the Synths compilation album featuring many of your favorite synthwave artists. Through the month of November we will be announcing the bands who will be appearing on the companion album… Stay tuned for more info!