The Fire Note Blazing Top 50 Albums Of 2023

2023 was a great year in music! Solid release after solid release made this year’s list one of the hardest to put together in TFN’s 17-year history. The simple fact is that TFN receives hundreds of albums every year for review so it is never an easy task. In regards to our annual best-of list … Read more

Sincere Engineer: Cheap Grills [Album Review]

Sincere EngineerCheap GrillsHopeless Records [2023] Chicago-based indie punk artist Sincere Engineer started as a solo acoustic punk act, performing at dive bars and open mics. Singer Deanna Belos decided to forgo dental school for a career in punk music, and she has since toured the world with bands like Alkaline Trio, The Menzingers, and Joyce … Read more

Sincere Engineer – “California King” [Video]

Chicago-based punk artist Sincere Engineer is cooking up new music. The bands next full-length studio album, Cheap Grills, will be released tomorrow via Hopeless Records. “California King,” is an excellent punchy track that was largely inspired by their hometown of Chicago, and the ever-impending feeling of restlessness we all get when we spend too much … Read more