THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE
Songs of Celebration, Loss and Liberation
Dark Alternative/Post-Punk outfit THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE present their greatly anticipated full-length album Vestige & Vigil, released on April 28, 2023 via Sett Records in North America and elsewhere via Nexilis/Schubert Music Europe. It arrives ten years after debuting with The Night Watch EP.
Six years in the making, Vestige & Vigil is truly a distillation of life in the modern age, made timeless by the deep truths conveyed in the work, whether by word or by note. This is a hard-hitting album for those who hear the call.
THE BELLWETHER SYNDICATE will be touring the U.S and Europe throughout 2023 -2024 in support of Vestige & Vigil.
William Faith (former member of seminal goth acts Christian Death, Shadow Project, Mephisto Walz, co-founder of Faith and the Muse and current member of The March Violets) 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 Pirate Twins.
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).
Are YOU on The Night Watch?