Guitarist Shiv Mehra is associated with a couple bands and styles, ranging from a take on black metal (Deafheaven) to full-on shoegaze (Creepers), but a third project that he's been a part of for some time concentrates on psychedelic pop. Formed in Oakland, White Cloud expanded from the duo of Nick Capello and James Murphy (not that one) to a quartet with the addition of Clarence Magno and Mehra, digging into psychedelia and krautrock over the course of several short releases and the Seven Heads LP. More material is imminent; a new White Cloud EP is due in 2017 and the first track to be released is "Money Angel," a pop tune that feels like it needs an acid test and a sitar to be the perfect encapsulation of the groovy Bay Area of yore. Check out the track below, and if you're in the Pacific Northwest, catch the band at the dates below.

Oct. 8 — Portland, OR @ Mothership Music
Oct. 9 — Seattle, WA @ LoFi Performance Gallery