By Meredith Schneider
While San Francisco’s psychedelic rock collective The Love Dimension – comprised of Jimmy L. Dias (vocals/guitar), Celeste Obomsawin (vocals/percussion/flute), Devin Farney (keyboards/vocals), Michael Summers (bass), Robinson Kuntz (drums) and Amy Jane Cronkleton (vocals) – released their newest EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum earlier this year, we are pleased to premiere the music video for their upbeat song “Surf Heart”. Made up of vintage footage of San Francisco from the early 20th century, this video makes you feel like you’re on vacation, chasing the wild life down the streets of the big city. And by “wild life,” I – of course – mean perfectly coiffed hair, vintage cars, and crashing waves in the bay. The footage is the perfect overlay to a beautiful instrumental, a song we could easily see ourselves swaying to on a lazy beach vacation.
Or in our kitchen. Because that’s what’s going to happen.
Jimmy had a bit to say about the track and its accompanying video.
“Surf Heart” is the first instrumental to be released by The Love Dimension. The original title of the song was actually “House of the Heart Shaped Wave”. It is about following your heart and dreams. That may not always be easy and there might be rough waters sometimes. However, when you are present, in the zone, persistent, committed and do the work…well…then perhaps you could put yourself in a position to enjoy the ride when things in your life finally do line up and align.
This music video was directed and edited by Mer Zandifar of the Muse Department. This is the second video that Mer has created for the band. The first was for the song ‘True Love Comes ‘Round Again’ off the ‘Forget the Remember’ album.
When Mer and I discussed doing the music video and collaborating, she thought the song represented a celebration of the archetypal memories in San Francisco. Thus making the video like a vision of surfing the waves of change and remembering to respect the land, our ancestors and the sacred elemental beauty of a city that transcends space and time.” – Jimmy L. Dias
**NOTE: The band has also featured many other talented musicians such as Jacob Landry (guitar), Joe Miller (drums), Kevin Grapski (bass), Jeremy Walker (guitar), Ryan Erickson (bass/vocals), Eric Amerman (guitar/keys/drums), Sonny Pearce (drums), Tommy Anderson (bass), Kyle DeMartini (guitar), and Sean Carney (guitar) just to name a few.
10/1 – Music Coop – Ashland, OR*
10/2 – Oakland Secret – Oakland, CA
10/7 — Winters Tavern — Pacifica, CA
10/27 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
11/4 – Full Circle Brewing Company – Fresno, CA*
11/5 — Otter Rock Cafe — Morro Bay, CA *
11/9 – Harvard and Stone – Los Angeles, CA*
11/10 — Hotel Utah — San Francisco, CA *
11/11 – Bocci’s Cellar – Santa Cruz, CA*
11/12 — Blue Fin Cafe and Billiards — Monterey, CA *
11/13 — Tower District Records — Fresno, CA *
11/18 — Smiley’s Saloon — Bolinas, CA
1/14 – Barmel – Carmel, CA
*Jimmy Dias solo show with Vanessa Silberman
The Love Dimension’s EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum was released earlier this year on DIY label A Diamond Heart Production.