Particle Kid Teams Up with J Mascis and Sunny War on New Track “Someone Else’s Dream”
Micah Nelson also reveals plans for his third LP, TIME CAPSULE, with its April 22 release date coinciding with a spring tour opening for The Flaming Lips.
Micah Nelson’s Particle Kid project has returned in a big way today with news of a massive new album, its first single, and an upcoming tour alongside The Flaming Lips to commemorate the record’s April 22 release date. The 26-track TIME CAPSULE features high-caliber collaborations with the likes of My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Nelson’s father Willie Nelson, Sean Ono Lennon, Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey, and a handful of others, while the track he’s revealing today entitled “Someone Else’s Dream” features additional guitar by Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis and backing vocals from Sunny War.
“I met J Mascis in Amsterdam when I played there at the Ziggodome with Neil Young + Promise of the Real,” Nelson recalls. “We have been occasional pen pals ever since, and he was nice enough to play some electric guitar on the track, which was very cool because Dinosaur Jr. is one of my all-time favorite bands, and has influenced many of my sounds, especially on TIME CAPSULE.”
The grunge- and shoegaze-inspired track weaves in and out of other popular late-’80s and ’90s alt-rock sounds, tapping into the dense noise rock of Dinosaur Jr. with Nelson’s vocals occasionally even recalling those of future tourmate Wayne Coyne. “I remember writing this song in about five minutes sitting on a couch one day—one of those rare songs that just happens, and sort of writes itself,” Nelson shares. “It started out with a more swingy, folky, acoustic-guitar feel, as a little voice memo and then as a studio recording, [and] it evolved into more of a fuzzed out shoegazy thing, or kinda somewhere in between. Paul Bushnell and I did all the basic tracking together at Hen House and then later Sunny War sang beautifully on it.”
Watch the track’s grainy visual below.