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New Sincere Engineer video: Dragged Across The Finish Line

Video: Sincere Engineer – “Dragged Across The Finish Line”

Sincere Engineer "Dragged Across The Finish Line" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

From Red Scare Industries: 15 Years of Tears and Beers.

I saw these guys open up for the Hold Steady in Chicago a couple of weeks ago. I only knew a few of their songs beforehand but I was excited to see them live. They put on such a great set that I bought their record afterwards and even asked frontwoman Deanna Belos to sign it!

And now they’ve got a new song out ahead of them playing Riot Fest this weekend. I can’t wait to see them again.

Deanna Belos told Riot Fest, “This song is half about not letting the successes of others demotivate you, and half about recognizing that sometimes you need to help your friends and sometimes they need to help you.” When asked about the music video, Belos said she “wanted to beat the haters to calling us a garbage band.”

Sincere Engineer is playing Riot Fest on Sunday at 3:40 PM on the Rebel Stage.

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New Sincere Engineer video: Shattering

Video: Sincere Engineer – “Shattering”

Sincere Engineer "Shattering" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

From Rhombithian, out now on Red Scare.

The last time we saw Deanna Belos of Chicago’s Sincere Engineer, she was passed out on her bathroom floor. This time she’s sinking to the bottom of a lake like an empty bottle.

I’m gonna jump in Lake Michigan
And swim out as far as I can
And you should come with me

She told Consequence of Sound that the song was “inspired by a friend telling me a story about how he used to swim out to the middle of a lake when he was a kid. He’d swim out so far and get so tired that he’d scare himself.”

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New Sincere Engineer video: Ceramic Tile

Video: Sincere Engineer – “Ceramic Tile”


From Rhombithian, out October 20 on Red Scare.

Ceramic tile in the bathroom
You make me dizzy on this drunken afternoon
But you’re cold against my face
When I lie down on top of you

We’ve all been there. Sometimes the bathroom floor feels so cool and comforting and it’s the only thing that can stop the throbbing.

Deanna Belos, under the stage name Sincere Engineer, has gained a following as a solo acoustic punk kid prior to recording her debut album. She told Noisey, “It was [producer] Matt [Jordan]’s idea to make it with a full band. I was thinking the album would be more of a Sundowner acoustic vibe but he wanted it to feel more like the Lawrence Arms’ Oh! Calcutta!, which is like the best album of time.”

“Ceramic Tile” sounds promising. Belos has a clever way with words (“I welcome forehead kisses from the floor…”) and she has a tough, sincere voice. Plus, she looks like the girls I knew in college in the 90s; makes me feel like I’ve already met her. Alternate reality Belos is super cool and lives off campus and sneaks her dog into the dorm while we all listen to Neil Young and take turns playing Maelstrom.

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