Born and raised in Minneapolis, Jim Bartell’s foray into music started with drums and later guitar and piano, but culminated with a deep-seated fascination with production. After spending considerable time behind the mixing board at Pachyderm and his own Northpaw Studio, Jim’s passion for sound recording and production fueled the elevation of his original songs into textural pop compositions. The collection of songs on Bartell’s debut album in 2013 and follow up E.P. in August 2015  are deliberate, mature, and cohesive. Bartell combines a subtle and nostalgic, singer-songwriter sensibility with strong electric pop stylings, producing a surprisingly contemporary sound.