Chicago-based dark alternative post-punk outfit The Bellwether Syndicate presents ‘Vestige
& Vigil’ — a view of the world from two perspectives: Vestige - a celebration of what remains,
and Vigil: an acknowledgement of what’s been lost.
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). William Faith is a former member of seminal goth acts Christian Death, Mephisto
Walz and Shadow Project and also co-founder of Faith & The Muse. In 2010, he moved from
his native Los Angeles to Chicago to form The Bellwether Syndicate with his wife, Sarah
Rose Faith a.k.a. Scary Lady Sarah. An underground legend in her own right, Sarah has been
one of the scene’s most eminent DJs and club promoters for decades. She hosts Nocturna,
the longest-running goth event in North America, which takes place at Metro in Chicago.
Apart from forming the nucleus of The Bellwether Syndicate, the two often DJ together as
The Pirate Twins.
The Bellwether Syndicate debuted with 'The Night Watch' EP in 2013, followed by their 2018
single 'Republik'. Six years in the making, 'Vestige & Vigil' was produced by William Faith,
whose credits include Jarboe, Clan of Xymox, Bootblacks and Autumn, and Chad Blinman
(Face To Face, Jarboe, Faith and The Muse).
Recorded by William Faith at 13 Studio in Chicago, it was mixed by Blinman at The Eye