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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon launches Chigliak Records

January 10, 2012 |  1:33 pm

Justin_vernonWhat do you do after nabbing a handful of surprising Grammy nominations and a plush spot on the Coachella bill? If you're Justin Vernon, you start your own imprint.

The Bon Iver frontman has launched Chigliak Records, an imprint of his home label Jagjaguwar.

A post on the Chigliak website, which has since disappeared, said the label will focus primarily on releasing records that have been either "never commercially released" or "locally released [in Wisconsin] and never put out on vinyl." Chigliak will also issue new recordings.
The newly minted label's first release is set to be a record from Eau Claire, Wis., outfit Amateur Love, according to Pitchfork.


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Photo: Justin Vernon of the indie folk group Bon Iver at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sep. 19, 2011.Credit: Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times