Today’s song is “Clash” by Port of Est. This Portland, Maine based duo consists of vocalist Hannah Tarkinson and multi-instrumental talents of producer Todd Kitchens.
The pair came together in 2013 and began experimenting to find their sound. “It took us about a year to ﬁgure out how to work together in a way that respected each other’s tastes,” explains Kitchens, “and most importantly respected the music and where it wanted to go.”
This is the latest track from their own Delphinium Music label. It is a cataclysmic mix of indie and pop melodies with entrancing electronica. The song is further illuminated by the layered vocals of Tarkinson. It is reminiscent of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets Lana Del Ray and Bjork.