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These Days :: Pleasure Venom Drops Music Video For ‘Hive’

Pleasure Venom has been on a monstrous run over the course of the past year or so.  They hit the ground running in 2019 with an album release, a handful of music videos and a supporting tour with Garbage, and they don’t appear to be stopping things anytime soon.  Their video for Hive, directed by singer Audrey Campbell and drummer Thomas Valles, is a seemingly innocent single shot ‘day in the life’ style video, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving.  Check out the video, give it a like and a share, and leave a comment to let them know you’re supporting this run!

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Beautiful Wasteland :: Pleasure Venom Drops Pair Of Videos For ‘These Days’

Being cast for the upcoming indie short film I AM TX has been the gift that keeps on giving.  Not only did it enrich existing friendships, I’ve gotten lucky enough to make new ones that have been mutually beneficial.  Getting to know Audrey Campbell of Pleasure Venom has been one of the most inspirational results of that bit of luck.  Pleasure Venom was in the midst of a transition during the film’s production, with a goal of hitting a newly renewed stride in the months following.  Fast forward to now, and Campbell has a handful of music video director credits under her belt, including the recent These Days, which was premiered by AFROPUNK.  The video is a straight forward affair for the most part… dark field, beat down surroundings, immaculately dressed band giving you the musical business, and Campbell overseeing the entirety of events like a boss, plus cameos from Dawn Okoro, Asha Lanae, and Gerilyn Hayes.  Drummer Thomas Valles pulled double duty as well, both performing in and editing the video.  Things really get interesting in the alternate, VR version, however, an achievement in its own right :

Being literally surrounded by Pleasure Venom is definitely a memorable experience.  I look forward to supporting them further, sharing more of their work, and watching them rise to new heights.

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