Ryan Schwabe

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


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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

2017, Mastering, MixingRyan Schwabe

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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Smidley

2017, Mastering, StemRyan Schwabe

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
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Moon Bounce - Clean House

2017, Mastering, Mixing, StemRyan Schwabe

Artist: Moon Bounce
Mixed By: Ryan Schwabe and Corey Regensburg
Stem Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: March 10, 2017
Record Label: Grind Select

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Moon Bounce is Philadelphia’s mutant pop pioneer, Corey Regensburg. Walking the fine line between creation and disintegration, his output combines soulful vocals, bombastic percussion and explosive synthesis; obsessed with groove, yet on the verge of falling apart.
— Terrorbird.com

Hazey Eyes - Some Reason

2017, Mastering, Mixing, StemRyan Schwabe

Artist: Hazey Eyes
Mixed By: Ryan Schwabe and Thomas Michel
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: November 3rd, 2017
Record Label: Majestic Casual

All four of the tracks that comprise this EP have a rich sonic texture with intricate subtleties which pop up throughout to surprise us – on “Skyline” featuring Claire Ridgely, popping xylophone and strange organ sounds make their strange way through the song at different times snaking through the airy, solemn vocals.
— NestHQ.com

Museyroom - Sleight of Hand

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Eclectic and vibrant, Museyroom continue to straddle the line between retro and futuristic, blending lush harmonies and classic Beatles-era psych pop with layered nuances and intricate melodies that stray closer to a perpetually sunny version of Stereolab or Olivia Tremor Control. Songs like “Manlike Boy” and “Grass Is Greener” are prime examples of past and present colliding, two songs that feel as though you’ve known them forever, reshaped into something once again exotic, the idea of “future pop” in its most natural state.
— Posttrash.com
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no rome - Seventeen

Stem, 2017Ryan Schwabe

Artist: no rome
Stem Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: March, 10th 2017
Record Label: Secret Songs

In case you need a song to help you remember the fuzzier moments of your love life, Manila singer No Rome has got you covered. The 22 year old, who’s affiliated with Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs label, might still be young, but on “Seventeen,” he’s already wistful for the romance of his teenage years.
— The Fader

White Pisces - Family

2017, MasteringRyan Schwabe

Artist: White Pisces
Album: Family
Recorded By: Chris Baglivo & Evan Bernard
Mixed By: Chris Baglivo
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Released: May, 5th 2017
Record Label: Self Released

Like on Weather, the musical reference points on Family Room are Bleach-era Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du, etc. Talking about the album, Dave Geeting tells us, “We all grew up on punk, but it’s hard to still be excited about punk. Living in New York for the past 10 years, a good chunk of my time has been spent driving around listening to HOT97. I think at this point in my music career I’m subconsciously trying to figure out how to turn ugly songs into pop songs.”

— BrooklynVegan