Particle Kid Announces New Album ‘Time Capsule’ & Shares Single Featuring J Mascis, Paul Bushnell & Sunny War

Particle Kid, the project masterminded by Micah Nelson, will release a new album entitled Time Capsule through Overseas Artists Recordings on April 22. The 26-track double-LP contains a number of collaborations including its first single, “Someone Else’s Dream,” which features Dinosaur Jr.‘s J Mascis on electric guitar, Paul Bushnell on bass and backing vocals from Sunny War.

Time Capsule also features Micah’s father, Willie Nelson, on closing track “Amerikan Lyfe.” Margo Price, Jim James, Jeremy Ivey and Sean Lennon are among others who contributed to the follow-up to 2019’s Window Rock. “Time Capsule takes listeners on a trip through various genres, ideas and sounds – an eclectic palette of sonic colors, both familiar and exploratory,” as per press materials heralding its upcoming release. “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.”

“I remember writing this song in about 5 minutes sitting on a couch one day – one of those rare songs that just happens, and sort of writes itself,” Micah Nelson said in regards to his new single. “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.”

Micah initially met Mascis while he was in Amsterdam performing 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,” added Nelson.

Watch the video for “Someone Else’s Dream,” which premiered via Flood Magazine, below:

Time Capsule Tracklist

  1. “123 skip into infinity”
  2. “Time Capsule Theme – The Now Is Wow”
  3. “Velocirapture (The Serpent Flew)” feat. Sean Ono Lennon + Mickey Raphael
  4. “Cassette I – Time Simulation Malfunctioning”
  5. “Original Glitch” feat. Moskito
  6. “Time Capsule Theme II”
  7. “Someone Else’s Dream” feat. J Mascis, Sunny War + Paul Bushnell
  8. “The Hole Time”
  9. “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