Ridiculously Underrated Band – Sincere Engineer

I saw these guys at Lollapalooza this summer, and to be totally honest, I had exactly zero intention of even seeing them. I had never heard of them. I was there to see other people like Portural the Man, and Sabrina Carpenter (seriously, she is great live), The 1975, and others. to be TOTALLY honest, the only one I REALLY cared about on Friday was Carpenter. I had to work Friday, but since I work remote, I can go where ever I need to be, so I worked in Chicago out of my hotel room for the day and headed over to the concert in the early afternoon. Our plan was to just grab some food, wander around a bit, and relax until she came on. But as we were walking around there was a kiosk that was selling ice cream that we went to and they were playing music there and it was someone I didn’t know. Sort of reminded me of like Dinosaur Jr or Sonic Youth, and I asked the person who it was and they told me it was Sincere Engineer. At first I’m like, “why do I know that name” then realized they were on the sheet for playing that day, in fact they were playing in 15 minutes. So at that point, I was like, “Hmm, shit, might as well go catch these guys”. So we went over to the stage they were on, and it was ONE HELL of a set. They were obviously nervous, giant ass show, home town, small band. How much they were nervous but clearly pumped to be on that stage actually added to the whole vibe. In fact, before I get into telling you who these guy are, here is that full hour long set they played. Of the 30 or so sets we caught over the 3 days we were there, this ended up being the 2nd best we saw. Carpenter was #1. Billie Eilish on the other hand? Fuck me that was some BORING ass garbage. I know the kids love her, but jumping up and down to the dullest songs imaginable, the show had ZERO energy to it. I mean, it would be like running around, jumping up and down pumping your fists in the air to “Cats in the Cradle” A.K.A the most depressing song ever). Funny thing is, even though I have only heard of these guys for a couple months, according to stats.fm I am the #342 most frequent listener to them on spotify. I’ll admit, there is not a whole hell of a lot about them online, so trying to dig stuff up is pretty minimal. Any how, here we go.

Sincere Engineer is a punk-pop/emo-folk band fronted by Chicago-based singer/songwriter Deanna Belos. The band’s name is a reference to Belos’s passion for engineering, as well as her desire to be sincere in her music and songwriting.

Belos began playing music in high school, and she released her first album, Rhombithian, in 2017 under the Sincere Engineer moniker. The album was a critical success, and it helped to establish Belos as one of the most exciting new voices in the punk-pop scene.

Sincere Engineer’s music is a mix of punk-pop, emo, and folk influences. Belos’s lyrics are often personal and introspective, dealing with themes of love, loss, and self-growth. Her music is also known for its catchy melodies and energetic live shows.

In 2021, Sincere Engineer released their second album, Bless My Psyche. The album was even more successful than their debut, and it helped to solidify their status as one of the leading bands in the punk-pop scene.

In 2023, Sincere Engineer released their third album, Cheap Grills. The album is a more polished and mature sound than their previous work, but it still retains the band’s signature punk-pop energy.

Sincere Engineer has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They have shared the stage with bands such as The Wonder Years, The Menzingers, and Joyce Manor.

Belos is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness. She often speaks about her own struggles with mental health, and she uses her music to help others feel less alone. She is also a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and other social justice causes.

Early Life and Musical Influences

Deanna Belos was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She began playing music at a young age, and she was heavily influenced by punk rock bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, and My Chemical Romance. She also cited folk artists such as Joni Mitchell and Elliott Smith as major influences.

Formation of Sincere Engineer

Belos formed Sincere Engineer in 2017 as a solo project. She released her debut album, Rhombithian, that same year. The album was a critical success, and it helped to establish Belos as one of the most exciting new voices in the punk-pop scene.

In 2019, Belos added guitarist and vocalist Rachel Gagliardo to the band. The two musicians began writing and recording together, and they released their second album, Bless My Psyche, in 2021. The album was even more successful than their debut, and it helped to solidify their status as one of the leading bands in the punk-pop scene.

In 2023, Sincere Engineer released their third album, Cheap Grills. The album is a more polished and mature sound than their previous work, but it still retains the band’s signature punk-pop energy.


Musical Style

Sincere Engineer’s music is a mix of punk-pop, emo, and folk influences. Belos’s lyrics are often personal and introspective, dealing with themes of love, loss, and self-growth. Her music is also known for its catchy melodies and energetic live shows.

Some of Sincere Engineer’s most popular songs include “Rhombithian,” “Bless My Psyche,” “Cheap Grills,” “I’m Sorry,” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.”

Touring and Live Shows

Sincere Engineer has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They have shared the stage with bands such as The Wonder Years, The Menzingers, and Joyce Manor.

Sincere Engineer’s live shows are known for their energy and passion. Belos is a charismatic performer, and she is able to connect with the audience on a deep level.

Advocacy

Belos is a passionate advocate for mental health awareness. She often speaks about her own struggles with mental health, and she uses her music to help others feel less alone. She is also a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and other social justice causes.

In 2022, Sincere Engineer partnered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise awareness for mental health. They also donated a portion of the proceeds from their album Cheap Grills to NAMI.

Impact

Sincere Engineer is one of the most popular and influential bands in the punk-pop scene today. Belos is a talented songwriter and musician, and she has a clear vision for her band’s future.

Sincere Engineer’s music has resonated with fans all over the world. Their songs are relatable

Here are their full albums on Youtube

Cheap Grills (2023)

Bless My Psyche (2021)

Rhombithian (2017)

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