A memorable rocker from The Voxes‘ debut album, Closer Than Ever, “Peak” excels with its melding of garage-rock and post-punk. Based out of the San Fernando Valley, The Voxes impress with their hook-filled rock sound. “Peak” features a thumping bass and reflective percussive pulse to start, the suave vocals rising alongside as the post-punk guitar tones emerge. Glistening guitars during the chorus join with yearning vocals for a lovely melodic pull, the thumping bass leading ushering seamlessly into the initial verses thereafter.
“Hard to Say” is another stellar track from the album, more shimmering and synth-touched than “Peak.” “Hard to Say” shines with its bidding-farewell chorus, the bridge approaching the three-minute mark succeeding with intensifying percussion and soaring guitar tones. “Peak” and “Hard to Say” both differ considerably in tone, though share a tendency for naturally memorable hooks and excellent production.
“Peak” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2021’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.