The Bellwether Syndicate
'Republik' is an interesting piece of glam noir, with a crooned vocal set atop a raw, infectious groove, which gives way to a delightfully nasty chorus, all set against a lyrical lamentation of the erosion of communication between us all.
THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE
Songs of Celebration, Loss and Liberation
"Dystopian Mirror," the second single off their long-awaited full-length LP will be a digital-only release via Sett Records (North America) and Nexilis/Schubert (Rest Of World), dropping on Friday, August 5, 2022 on all platforms. The song is a relentless assault of hard-edged guitars, buzzsaw synths and tribal beats that set the stage for a guided tour through a personal hell, spat out with sardonic conviction by your own internal monologue.
THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE will be touring the U.S. throughout August of 2022 with special guests Then Comes Silence as support, with extensive North American and European tour plans to follow the release of the full-length album Vestige & Vigil, on April 28, 2023.
William Faith, former member of seminal goth acts Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, Shadow Project and co-founder of Faith & The Muse, moved from his native Los Angeles to Chicago in 2010 to form THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE with his wife, Sarah Rose Faith. Sarah aka “Scary Lady Sarah” is a well- known DJ and club promoter, with the longest-running goth event in North America called NOCTURNA at Metro in Chicago. The duo forms the nucleus of THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE and also often DJs together as The PirateTwins.
Their 2013 EP The Night Watch was described as “an amazing, stunning, hell yeah, OMG, gimme some more, record! Post-punk on a not-very-discreet death rock orientation,” by Noise Journal. Next was 2018’s single “Republik.” It was called “a glittery piece of glamorous darkness...with William Faith’s crooning vocals and Sarah Rose smoothly cascading guitars,” by Post-Punk.com and was to lead to a 2019 release that never came.
While the studio recordings are made by William and Sarah alone, the live lineup includes Corey Gorey (bass) and Philly Peroxide (keyboards/percussion) and Stevyn Grey (drums).
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