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We Were Sharks – “Lost Touch” (Victory Records)

It’s almost Warped Tour season, and sadly, it’s the last one (we’ll give you a minute to grab a tissue to wipe away those tears), but we need to get prepared. And what better way to prepare for the summer, for shorts and tank tops, than with loud, fast pop-punk like We Were Sharks’ Lost Touch.
It shouldn’t take too long into opener “Beyond Repair” for your head top start bobbing along to the beat, a true harbinger of things to come on Lost Touch – relentlessly infectious pop-punk that lends itself more to the latter than the former (driving percussion fuels the hard-hitting “Hotel Beds” (‘you got me wrapped around your finger like a noose around my neck,’ Randy Frobel sings), the nostalgic “Ashley” which clocks in at 1:22, is built for speed with punchy riffs and juggernaut momentum, the call and response of “Sober” just begs to be heard in a live setting, catchy might be an understatement to describe “Never Looked Better,” the intro to closer “Always You” is one of the heaviest mome…

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