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Justin Vernon founds rarities label

By | Published on Wednesday 11 January 2012

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon has launched a rarities venture, Chigliak Records, as an imprint to Bon Iver’s home label Jagjaguwar. It will specialise in releasing ‘lost records’ that – according to a statement on its site that has since disappeared – “were never commercially released” or “locally released and never put out on vinyl”. So, that’s nice.

Chigliak’s first project will be a reissue of ‘It’s All Aquatic’ by Amateur Love, as Vernon mentioned to Pitchfork last year.

He said: “There’s this band called Amateur Love from Eau Claire. They put out a record and it probably sold like 500 copies – it was like this electro-pop thing with a Neil Young or Paul Westerberg-quality songwriter, I shit you not”.

Touching on the label, he added: “It’s like a ‘lost records’ thing and I’m encouraging other people to send in records of their local heroes – totally unsigned shit that never went anywhere but is incredible”.

Chigliak will also release music from Bon Iver touring partner Sarah Siskind and Minnesota-based band 12 Rods.