Justin Vernon Starts Record Label

By Tom Breihan / January 9, 2012

Someone has to reissue all those lost Bonnie Raitt records! As Pitchfork reports, Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has started a new label called Chigliak, named after a character on Northern Exposure. The label, an imprint of Jagjaguwar, will release new records, and it’ll also reissue albums that were “never released commercially” or were “locally released but never put on vinyl.”

The label plans to reissue It’s All Aquatic, a largely unheard album from the Wisconsin band Amateur Love, which included future Vernon bandmates and Megafaun members Brad and Phil Cook. The label also intends to release music from Vernon-friendly artists like Sarah Siskind and 12 Rods.