Chicago’s Alternative Post-Punk band The Bellwether Syndicate has released new single “We All Rise” along with an accompanying video filmed by Sidney Strong. At the moment, they are touring with Xymox throughout the month of March. This marks the third single from their Vestige & Vigil album, which will be released on April 28th, 2023 via Sett Records in North America and elsewhere via Nexilis Records / Schubert Music Europe.
The new single is “a tale of hope and struggle, of inner-courage and rage for what could be”.
The Bellwether Syndicate is made up of William Faith (vox, guitars), Sarah Rose Faith (vox, guitars), Philly Peroxide (keyboards, percussion), Stevyn Grey (drums) and Corey Gorey (guitars). Formerly of bands Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, and Shadow Project, and co-founder of Faith & The Muse, William Faith moved from his native Los Angeles to Chicago in 2010, forming The Bellwether Syndicate with his wife, Sarah Rose Faith a.k.a. Scary Lady Sarah, an eminent DJs and club promoters and host of Nocturna, the longest-running Goth event in North America.
William Faith comments on the track:
‘We All Rise’ is both an acknowledgement of and a call to the inner courage we all possess, which gives us the resolve and the strength to go against the prevailing system and try to build the world that lives in all of our hearts and minds. It is said that inside every cynic there is a wounded idealist, and we see this everywhere; the armor we’ve acquired to protect our dreams. This song is about drawing on that courage and believing again; daring to dream again.
This single follows songs “Beacons” and “Dystopian Mirror“. Six years in the making, the Vestige & Vigil LP was produced by William Faith and Chad Blinman (Face To Face, Faith and The Muse, Jarboe), and recorded at 13 Studio in Chicago. It was mixed by Blinman at The Eye Socket.