Remember the early ‘90s program Northern Exposure that aired on CBS? If you do, then you’ll understand the reasoning behind Bon Iver naming his label Chigliak Records. In an interview with Billboard, the artist formerly known as Justin Vernon confirmed that Chigliak is indeed a reference to Ed Chigliak of the aforementioned TV show.
“Honestly, before I settled on a name for the Bon Iver project in general, Chigliak was in the running for what I was going to name the band, just because I love him so much,” he told Billboard. “He's my favorite in the pantheon of characters in the history of the world.”