Ryan Schwabe

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog

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  • Recorded By Joe Reinhart, Kyle Pulley
  • Mixed By Ryan Schwabe
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Produced By Hop Along
  • Album Title: Bark Your Head Off, Dog
  • Released: April 6th, 2018
  • Record Label: Saddle Creek Records
Opening on a crystalline clean-tone electric guitar strummed at a fervent clip, we hear confident lyrical declarations of “advancing up this road” set to brisk drums and nuanced guitar leads, followed by a resolve not to fall prey to insecurities or distractions.
— NPR.com

Ukiyo - Something Like This (feat. FEELDS)

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Artist: Ukiyo
Album: Fantasy EP
Mixed By: Ukiyo
Stem Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: January, 19th 2018
Record Label: 

FEELDS’ silky vocals glide over Ukiyo’s finely tuned synthscape. Fans of Flume, especially his early work, will enjoy this track’s playful electronic melody, and the inclusion of a panflute may attract even more folks to Ukiyo’s diverse chillwave fabric. ‘Something Like This’ comes on the heels of an exciting year for Ukiyo, which saw the release of several well-received songs, including the standout ‘Calling’, featuring Your Girl Pho. This is the first single from his upcoming Fantasy EP, due out later this year.
— thefourohfive.com

Vern Matz - EP

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Artist: Vern Matz
Album: Vern Matz EP
Recorded By: Matt Poirier
Mixed By: Matt Poirier
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe & Greg Calbi
Released: January, 19th 2018
Record Label: N/A

The idea of fan fiction is unfortunately muddied by the sheer amount of smut that makes its way onto the internet, but the more pure version of it is still something that should be admired. The way that those authors are swept up into a universe that was created, and feel as if they can build upon that foundation shows that the intimate level of connection the original author hoped for was attained.
— substreammagazine.com

Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys

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Artist: Ron Gallo
Album: Really Nice Guys
Recorded By: Joe Bisirri
Mixed By: Joe Bisirri
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: January, 19th 2018
Record Label: New West Records

When asked to provide a little background about the video for this, Gallo said: “The song is about bands that are better at being humans than making music. So the video, modeled after an early 2000’s skateboarding video part, is me, to the best of my ability, being bad or at very best underwhelming at skating synced to the song.”

Meta, man! Like Father John Misty with a skateboard.
— Noisey.com

The Districts - Ordinary Day

2017, MasteringRyan Schwabe

Artist: The Districts
Mixed By: John Congleton
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: February, 28th 2017
Record Label: Fat Possum Records

In well-crafted Beatles-esque fashion, the song leads with a left jab, seducing you with its soft open, only to land a quick right hook.
— NPR.org

Son Little - New Magic

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Artist: Son Little
Mixed By: Son Little, Khari Mateen & Ryan Schwabe
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: September 15th, 2017
Record Label: Anti Records

Rootsier than his self-titled debut and all the stronger for it, Livingston’s latest dials back the busy modern rock production and psych-blues noise to reveal songwriting that is more classic yet less predictable, and enchanting in its spare intimacy.
— Paste Magazine


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Artist: Smidley
Album: Smidley
Recorded & Mixed By: Joe Reinhart
Stem Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: June, 2nd 2017
Record Label: Triple Crown

“No One Likes You,” “Fuck This,” “Dead Retrievers,” “Hell,” and “Power Word Kill” are bright, driving songs that really rock and have a dose of artiness too. Made with Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise), Eric Slick (Dr Dog, Lithuania), Ben Walsh (Tigers Jaw), and producer Joe Reinhart (of Hop Along), Conor has just the right group of friends to help him deliver these songs with the punch they deserve.
— BrooklynVegan.com

Ron Gallo - Heavy Meta

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Artist: Ron Gallo
Album: Heavy Meta
Recorded By: Joe Bisirri
Mixed By: Joe Bisirri
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: February, 3rd 2017
Record Label: New West Records

Ex-Toy Soldiers frontman digs into rollicking, glam/garage rock and roll, heavy on multiple guitar riffs and a roaring attack that spews confidence
— AmericanSongwriter.com

Digable Planets - LIVE

2017, MasteringRyan Schwabe

Artist: Digable Planets
Mixed By: Mica Forsyth
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: June, 30th 2017
Record Label: Artists First Records

Slaughter, Beach Dog - Birdie

2017, MasteringRyan Schwabe

Artist: Slaughter, Beach Dog
Mixed By: Ian Farmer
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: October 27th, 2017
Record Label: Lame-O Records

In a style that recalls long-winded storytellers like Conor Oberst and Stuart Murdoch, Jake sings of self-deprecating slackers and insecure daydreamers, of Goodwill parking lots and really shitty beer. His detail-oriented universe is sad but rarely pessimistic. For 10 songs, it feels nice to get lost in there. Listen in full below.
— The Fader