While their planned tour with Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Oso Oso was scrapped due to COVID, Sincere Engineer, the Chicago indie-punk project of Deanna Belos, had a busy year. They signed to Hopeless Records in October, sharing the catchy, anthemic "Trust Me," their first release for the label; you can watch the video for it below. They also appeared on Lawrence Arms' holiday livestream and The Front Bottoms' virtual Champagne Jam.
With the end of the year upon us, we've been asking artists about their favorite music of 2020, and Deanna gave us a list of her favorite releases, including Hot Mulligan, Laura Jane Grace, Polo G, Protomartyr, Phoebe Bridgers, The Lawrence Arms, and more, commentary included. Read their list below.