Contractions and negatives in song titles — “Don’t Know,” “Can’t Give,” “What I’m Trying” — convey the anguish
Andrew Hamlin 1 p.m., July 29
Sound description: Straight ahead alt poppers.
RIYL: Tom Petty, Bob Seger, the Roots, the Busboys, the Hooters
Influences: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, U2
Vinyl Film plays Get-Up-Kids-grow-a-pair pop punk. “Yes, I’m wearing a Lady Gaga shirt,” says singer Justin Linn. “And I’m damn proud.”
“We’re just being who we are,” says the bassist for the straight-ahead alt poppers. “I can’t lie. We want to make it big.”
Their debut EP Save It Till the Morning, produced & engineered at Big Fish Studios by Ben Moore (Hot Snakes, Switchfoot, The Night Marchers), was released in January 2010.