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The Night Watch

by The Bellwether Syndicate

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rikm The Bellwether Syndicate is the real deal, a collection of artists who have supported and helped move the global Dark music scene forward for decades. They truly care about what they're doing, they're passionate about their work, and that passion abounds on "The Night Watch", an excellent collection of songs that fully captures the Darkwave/Goth/Post-Punk aesthetic.

Driven, driving, incendiary and excellent, "The Night Watch" stands as a Platonic musical ideal for the scene...
ivyvore
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ivyvore saw them open for Clan of Xymox with no idea who they were, bought everything they had immediately. goth royalty still doing it right. Favorite track: Translucent.
corey.zli
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corey.zli don't miss a chance to see this band live. unreal energy. Favorite track: The Night Watch.
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1.
All Fire 03:27
Tonight The gentle fragrance Distant smoke out in the night sky We rise And move in number to the fray From word to deed we speak of Rome From an echo immune to the tune of the rage Come of age With shaking hands We build our fire Alight The embers glowing Telling tales around the bonfire We dance Consumed in fury clean and pure A righteous blaze to tame the field As order in flashes from ashes to dust So we must Sleep well tonight Your house on fire Come one, come all Witness the rise and fall Revel in the ashes That fall like winter snow Come one, come all Witness the rise and fall From the ivory tower As above and so below Awake The noble savage Pound the drum and let the sparks fly We burn bright And raze your hollow temples down We are your tired and your poor Your huddled masses at the door Who yearn no more… We breathe free tonight Your world on fire
2.
Close your eyes A tragedy in the making We are not long for this world We are not long for this world No witness to the deception And never make the connection So the lies prevail Come the time A remedy for the taking We are not long for this world We are not long for this world Another passing reflection Revelation when we meet our eyes The distance fades… Are you on the night watch? Speak in tongues tonight Out there on the night watch Lift the veil tonight This is the turning of the tide A bridge over the great divide They are not long for this world They are not long for this world And so begins the procession An all-consuming obsession Rank and file tonight And to the men that wear the crown: We know what goes up must come down They are not long for this world They are not long for this world One in a line of succession Celebration when we meet our eyes Dominion fades…
3.
101 Go 03:11
Wide awake, moving straight toward the heart of it Make me up, yeah I’m gonna be a part of it Gonna make the scene, gonna join the crowd If you can’t understand what I’m going through It’s the beat of the street that I’m moving to Wanna feel alive, wanna hear it loud Get inside ’cause that’s where I wanna be Oh yeah Ticket paid, masquerade ’til the break of dawn Hit the lights ’cause there’s so much more to see Oh yeah Make me blind, lose my mind, baby bring it on Shake my soul, and I’ll never be the same Oh yeah Got you right in my sights, time to start the show Count it off, let the night go up in flames Oh yeah No control, rock ‘n’ roll 101: go Twelve ‘o clock, ready, set, and I’m out the door Take the wheel, gonna get what I’m looking for One shining moment, a state of mind Don’t you dare touch the dial, that’s my favorite song Turn it up, turn it up, I wanna sing along Go faster, louder, leave the world behind In the noise and the lights, yeah I feel alright Lost in space, time and place, young and free tonight Gonna move and shake, gonna scream and shout Only know what’s enough when I’ve gone too far One shot, burn hot like a dying star Got a fire inside, gonna let it out
4.
Translucent 04:58
I went and woke up sick today Choking on words I cannot say Afraid I’ll never be OK Collaborate and listen The thing you’ve bought that you’ve adored The diamond flawed you can’t afford A parody, a cheap reward So modulate and glisten The tide comes in Swallowing the moon-lit shores That we played on years ago It seems The tide goes out The past is washed away And here we stand now Born clean Now overdrawn but underspent And wonder how you’ll make the rent So just ignore the accident Because my make-up’s stunning It’s so easy to acquire The moment wet, the passion fire But later stripped down to the wire Fickle, sick and running This immaculate fear This tide of regret This dream of tomorrow I cannot forget This pain in my chest This gleam in my eye… This delirious joy This particular taste The remembrance of years All the years that I’d waste Now the moment is here And I think I could die… And still I’m drunk and flying blind But there’s a beacon in my mind Take 13, and then rewind Then I wake up back in town And while my footsteps fall unsure My heart’s desire is clean and pure Though my disease may have no cure I ante up and double down
5.
Only you can see through me… Only you know exactly what I mean Only you can see through… Now is the time I never realized life’s Long enough Waiting, wading Through countless frustrations Acting tough Faulty combinations Pale imitations Always lonely – never alone But time to time, a glimpse of bliss Came to me in your kiss And called me home… (Only) you can see through me… Only you can see through me… Only you are everything I need Memories mine How they never lost their shine Only you can see through me… Laying low, you let me in Released from where I once hid We never had to say a lot, but we always did This joyous exclamation The greatest motivation At long last my love A life of celebration What dreams are… actually made of

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released November 1, 2017

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The Bellwether Syndicate Chicago, Illinois

A group of Chicago-based operatives of the sonic avant-garde, intent on speaking truth to power with a sharp tongue.

Fronted by veteran artist William Faith (of Faith and the Muse) and Sarah Rose (aka DJ Scary Lady Sarah), The Bellwether Syndicate are coloring outside of prescribed genre lines, pushing the boundaries of style and substance into something relevant and vital.
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