Today (rapidly) concerns the video premiere of Thousand Oaks and ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’. In 2020, the Italian band released a six-track opus easily argued as their magnum when laid beside an impressive and tightly knit evocative history of socio-politically catalysed Skate Punk. If you wish to, you can read a full review of said release, entitled Hell Is Empty – Here.
Hell is empty, all the devils are here and Thousand Oaks have now, as of a few days ago, returned with a worn-down yet hopeful and determined existential anthem in the form of ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’. The 17th was the day and now, on this day, the plot thickens with the accompanying video. Both the band and their comrades in Mud Cake Records have kindly chosen Ear Nutrition to premiere the video for ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’. Andiamo!
To a backdrop equating beauty to repetition, decay and gloom, Thousand Oaks tease a down-tempo for but a second prior to the Gavazzi-brand catapult hurling the band forth. Crisp and clean, the band’s guitars layer and delicately curve through the brief but targetted drops in tempo and around each other in synchronicity, all to the underpinning tenacity of Thousand Oaks. ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’ is a fast and slick perspective from both a window view and that of an internal and inextinguishable raw hope, indomitable to the last.
‘We’ll turn desires into rights or we’ll die trying. All or nothing.
We belong in a better day than this, out of this uninterrupted emptiness.’
That was the video premiere of Thousand Oaks and ‘The Spiral Of Our Own Absurdity’. I should think there is more coming. Stay tuned. But fast.