“Someone Else’s Dream” By Particle Kid

“Someone Else’s Dream" By Particle Kid is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off his LP Time Capsule
Particle Kid photo by Randall Malkin Steinberger

Particle Kid, is the project of Micah Nelson. His music, is described as experimental, psychedelic, future-folk project. Today, Particle Kid, has “Someone Else’s Dream,” off his forthcoming LP Time Capsule. The track features J Mascis, Sunny War + Paul Bushnell, to announce their third full-length, double-album, Time Capsule, for an April 22 release.

Time Capsule will be available digitally and on CD along with a limited run of 20 actual time capsules, hand-crafted from hempcrete (a fire-resistant, highly insulative building material made from hemp stalks) by Micah. Inside each one will be a thumb drive including the record, videos, printed album artwork, industrial hemp seeds that he cultivated himself, and a physical ticket to a Particle Kid concert in 20 years. Then people can fill the time capsule with their own mementos and reconnect with it decades from now. “It feels like we are experiencing a major plot point in history for better or worse, and the idea of collaging all this music into a literal time capsule was interesting,” he says. “It’s like an interactive art piece.”

Following the November release of the single “Velocirapture (The Serpent Flew),” feat. Sean Ono Lennon, which led Rolling Stone to note, “Micah Nelson and Sean Ono Lennon speak the same language: psychedelic, experimental, exploratory, and just a little unhinged,” “Someone Else’s Dream” captures Nelson in a flash of inspiration.

Discussing the track, Micah states, “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. It started out with a more swingy, folky, acoustic guitar feel, as a little voice memo and then, as a studio recording, it evolved into more of a fuzzed out shoe-gazy 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.

“I met J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. in Amsterdam when I played there at the Ziggodome with Neil Young + Promise of the Real. 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.”

Time Capsule takes listeners on a trip through various genres, ideas and sounds – an eclectic palette of sonic colors, both familiar and exploratory. Feelings painted together like a collage, as if 90s alt, 60s psych, 70s electric jazz, and some abstract future were all magazines — chopped up and somehow cohesively glued together by Micah’s voice and lyrics. Micah is joined throughout the record by a series of guests, from the aforementioned Sean Ono Lennon and J Mascis, to Margo Price, Jim James, and his dad Willie Nelson, amongst others.

Particle Kid
Time Capsule
Track List

01. “123 skip into infinity”
02. “Time Capsule Theme – The Now Is Wow”
03. “Velocirapture (The Serpent Flew)” feat. Sean Ono Lennon + Mickey Raphael
04. “Cassette I – Time Simulation Malfunctioning”
05. “Original Glitch” feat. Moskito
06. “Time Capsule Theme II”
07. “Someone Else’s Dream” feat. J Mascis, Sunny War + Paul Bushnell
08. “The Hole Time”
09. “All One Day – Shadow of the Sun” feat. Willie Nelson + Jim James
10. “Along The Timey Road”
11. “Thurxzday”
12. “King of Ashes”
13. “Rumplestiltskin” feat. Nikitia Sorokin
14. “Time Capsule Theme III – Break Free From The Loop”
15. “Mycorrhiphone”
16. “Cassette II”
17. “WTF – No Somebody” feat. The Lovely Eggs + Raman Steve
18. “Smart People”
19. “Love is Worth” feat. Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey + Eric Sullivan
20. “Cassette III – The Panda” feat. The Nerfs
21. “Little Fish – Deep Pond”
22. “The Pages”
23. “Algorythm” feat. Dave Ralicke
24. “Time Capsule – Little Sting”
25. “Don’t Try”
26. “Amerikan Lyfe” feat. Willie Nelson

Particle Kid
Tour Dates:

04/10 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/25 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
04/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
04/29 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/30 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
05/02 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
05/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
05/04 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
05/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
05/07 – San, Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
05/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

* all dates supporting Flaming Lips