2013 brought on a critical Portuguese connection to the modern garage punk world with Rui Themoteo and Esgar Acelerado releasing the Black Box single from Nordic punks, The Maharajas, thus officially opening up Chaputa! Records for business. Fifty-eight releases later, Chaputa! still thrives and will mark a decade releasing records in the fringe circuit with the new 7″ single from lauded Suisse garage punks The Jackets, entitled “Life’s Not Like The Movies”/”Attracted,” which will see release on May 26th, 2023.
“Life’s Not Like The Movies”/”Attracted” is the second partnership between the Portuguese label and the Swiss trio, with a split 7″ between The Jackets and The Courettes marking their first production together. This new release is the band’s follow-up to their “Pie In The Sky”/”Misery of Man” 7″ debut on Wild Noise Records from early Spring. The recording was handled by Sebastian Zwahlen at Shirt-Off Studio in Bern, with the notable Jim Diamond on the mixing and mastering helm. Graphics work concept and realization stems from Mathieu Desjardins of Méconium éditions.
Since the band’s Wild Noise debut earlier this year, The Jackets have entertained crowds across Italy, Switzerland, and Spain, culminating with a performance at The Wild Weekend in Mallorca. The Jackets have announced new tour dates in the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Germany and a return to Spain with more in the works.
“Life’s Not Like The Movies”/”Attracted” will be available in both black and yellow vinyl, with pre-orders now available through Chaputa! Records.