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Like Thieves​.​.​.

by Ports of Call

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    1st time on vinyl, limited to 150 swirly colored vinyl, hand assembled cover, and small zine

    Includes unlimited streaming of Like Thieves... via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around December 31, 2023

      $20 USD or more 


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Ellipsis 01:58
Washout 03:38
Here We Are 04:30
Honey 03:19
Like Thieves 02:35
Claire 03:00
Aireals 03:27
Hermissenda 02:52
Quiet Tide 03:42
Spirals 05:06


1st time on vinyl, Ports of Call (essentially a certain smile's fuzzier adolescence) and their debut LP Like Thieves...

to quote a random online reviewer:
"Yeah shoegaze is a done deal, heard it all a million times before right? Like fuck! So what about the recent revival how do they match up the the classic crop of c.’89-’92?

Ports of Call come under the Ride banner of shoegaze. Fast, guitar driven and with energy behind every song. Nothing meanders towards an ethereal climax. There’s been too much of a shoegaze template for certain bands to follow and Ports of Call luckily diverge away from this.

‘Washout’ and ‘Hermissenda’ would be the key picks for me. Nice dreamy slide on the first and a real up-tempo tune on the second. That said there is no really bad song on the whole album. Along with Brief Candles and The December Sound, I would rate these as the best shoegaze band operating out of the US."

Aw shucks, thanks!


releases December 31, 2023

released February 26, 2008

Recorded and Mastered by Mike Bardzik
Mixed by Mike Bardzik and Ports of Call
at Second Story Studios, West Chester, PA
August - September, 2007.


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a certain smile (& my lil underground records) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Raised on a steady diet of sarah records singles, slumberland noise pop, and creation era shoegaze, Portland's a certain smile work hard to find that balance between the sweet twee, the fuzzy gaze, and punky pop. From Philly to Portland, and back to Philly again, now w/ my lil underground recs to put out friends vinyl too! ... more

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