Judging by Shiv Mehra’s day job as guitarist for shoegaze / dream-pop band Deafheaven, it isn’t exactly a logic leap to understand his interest in helming a project like Heaven’s Club, which delves deeper into the psychedelia and melody on the bleeding edges of Deafheaven’s work. In fact, there is a direct line of correlation between 2021’s Infinite Granite and Heaven’s Club’s latest EP.
“I write dozens upon dozens of riffs to even get to a point where I feel like I have enough to pull from for a 20-track album by Deafheaven,” says Shiv Mehra pensively. “A good number of them never make the cut or are tracks that I love but are definitely too pop for Deafheaven. We were working on Infinite Granite and the Heaven’s Club stuff kind of simultaneously, so pretty much every riff of mine that Deafheaven didn’t use or reappropriate in some way, ended up as part All That Was.”
“Today” was one of those riffs, using an expansive and soaring orchestra to fly underneath the entirety of the track while a melancholic indie pop song forms the basis of the rest. It’s clear that influences ranging from Love to Guided by Voices to the Beatles form the basis of “Today,” who’s tripped out video makes its debut for the first time below.
Check out “Today,” the video of which makes its premiere below. The track is culled from the All That Was EP, out now on Profound Lore and featuring exclusive remixes by Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe) and Andrew Clinco (Drab Majesty, VR Sex).