Particle Returns After 14 Years With 'Accelerator': Listen to New Track 'All Night'


Good issues come to those that wait — or at the least that's what Steve Molitz and Particle hope because the group prepares for the discharge of its sophomore studio album, Accelerator, whose monitor "All Night" premieres completely beneath.

Due out Sept. 21, Accelerator hardly gained any land pace competitions. The set, that includes Molitz's newest lineup of the electro-flavored jam band, follows its predecessor, Launchpad, by a whopping 14 years. "We had to ensure we had Guns N' Roses beat," keyboardist Molitz tells Billboard with amusing.

"The essential factor that occurred was the band members form of received concerned in several issues in life outdoors of Particle," explains Molitz, who toured and labored with Phil Lesh & Friends, the Doors' Robby Krieger, Eric Burdon, the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson and extra throughout the interim, in addition to scoring video video games comparable to NBA Playgrounds, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and World War Z. "Particle was nonetheless touring, however we weren't recording. You can't drive these items; They occur once they occur." The present Particle lineup — guitarist Mike Daum, bassist Clay Parnell and drummer Kito Bovenschulte — helped prod the band again into the studio in Woodstock. N.Y., and Saber Interactive’s facility in Maplewood, N.J., however Molitz says there was no single epiphanous second that led to Accelerator.

"It was simply time," he says. "Sometimes you may simply really feel that you could put your consideration and artistic focus in direction of one thing. This Particle music was calling to me — and it was time to hear."

"All Night" hails from a Hammond B3 organ groove Molitz got here up with a few years in the past — tentatively titling the monitor "Organ Chords" — and let it "evolve over time, form of messing round with completely different concepts." That included a Vocoder half, one thing new within the Particle universe, although Molitz discovered himself scrambling when it got here time to complete the monitor within the studio.

"We performed ('All Night') on tour and I used to be doing completely different lyrics every night time, making psychological notes on lyrics I preferred one of the best," Molitz recollects. "When it got here time to put the vocals down I didn’t have the lyrics chosen or written till I walked into the room to document them — in order that was thrilling. I walked in like, 'Uh-oh… This must be attention-grabbing' and began improvising lyrics on the spot. But I work finest underneath strain like that, the thought of now or by no means. I like leaving a sure component of likelihood.

"We're positively the form of band that likes a sure component of shock each for the viewers and ourselves — once you see us play, you may see that."

Particle followers will certainly be seeing that because the group hits the street to help the 9 monitor Accelerator beginning Oct. four in Burlington, Vt. Even higher information, nevertheless, is that it gained't be one other 14 years earlier than the subsequent Particle studio outing — which Molitz says the group has already began engaged on, with some songs that didn't make it onto Accelerator in addition to model new materials.

"We had such a great time within the studio and we had been so impressed making Accelerator that we simply stored going and we're engaged on one other new album proper now," Molitz says. "With this new life comes a vibrancy and depth. We're actually fired up proper now as a band. We can't wait to play the brand new materials and we will't look ahead to individuals to listen to the opposite album. These go in waves, and proper now there's a giant one coming in and we're simply going to experience it."