Ryan Schwabe

Joe Reinhart

Hop Along - Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Mastering, Mixing, Stem, 2018Ryan SchwabeComment

  • 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

Rolling Stone “50 Best Albums of 2018”

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

Algernon Cadwallader - Catalogue Reissue

Mastering, 2018Ryan SchwabeComment
The most influential emo bands are almost invariably mourned using the lexicon of incompletion and imperfection – they break up on the precipice of something bigger, are misunderstood or scorned by contemporary critics, leave a cruelly small recording legacy cited by more commercially successful peers as a primary influence. And since Algernon Cadwallader is a cultishly beloved and defunct emo band, it’s only right that Peter Helmis fondly remembers there being “something unattainable” about the Philadelphia trio.
— Stereogum.com

Bad Moves - Tell No One

Mastering, 2018Ryan SchwabeComment

  • Recorded By Joe Reinhart

  • Mixed By Joe Reinhart

  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe

  • Artist: Bad Moves

  • Album: Tell No One

  • Record Label: Don Giovanni Records

Throughout the album, Bad Moves hones in on a distinct power-pop sound—spread in shimmering guitar riffs and thundering drum beats anchored by lyrics that, even when heated, manage to sound hopeful.
— Washington City Paper


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

Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost

2016, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

Artist: Modern Baseball
Album: Holy Ghost
Recorded By: Joe Reinhart 
Mixed By: Jonathan Low
Mastered By: Ryan Schwabe
Produced By: Joe Reinhart 
Record Label: Run For Cover
Philadelphia Music

with zero pretense and almost too much heart, the band has created an intimate, largely D.I.Y. world (and gained an obsessive following) that feels fresh and vital, even within a genre that crested more than a decade ago and has largely resisted sonic evolution.
— The New York Times

Field Mouse - Episodic

Mastering, 2016Ryan SchwabeComment

For a band that sounds like it might follow a certain indie rock blueprint from afar, Field Mouse certainly strays from the formula on this chorus-less, lyrically dense song. Their diversion makes a bit more sense considering Episodic’s robust guest list (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Allison Crutchfield of Waxahatchee and Swearin’, Joseph D’Agostino of Cymbals Eat Guitars), but even so, “Out of Context” is a distinctive swimmer in an ocean of like-minded guitar-pop.
— Spin.com

Hop Along - Painted Shut

2015, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

The songs on the second album by the Philadelphia band Hop Along seem to have come whirling out of a fairytale, visceral but ornate, outside reality but still scarred by it. Their energy comes from punk but their style comes from somewhere older and more obscure—a Victorian attic, maybe, or the kind of basement where the band’s singer Frances Quinlan got turned onto punk in the first place.
— Pitchfork.com: 7.9

Dogs On Acid

2015, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
Most of the tracks on tap feel like light summer anthems. “Flushed” (which should sound familiar after being released on a previous 7”) is a prime example which emerges as a mix of Superchunk and Built To Spill. I like how they wear their influences on their sleeves but still manage to pin things down with their own flavour. They channel a lot of ‘90s college rock into the record a la Archers of Loaf (on “The Prick”) but Reinhart’s production firms up little idiosyncracies brought in from the other parent bands pretty sweetly.
— Punknews.org

Snowing - Pump Fake / Scherbatsky

Mastering, 2012Ryan SchwabeComment

Side A, a remastered version of ‘Pump Fake’ from 2009’s Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit, is an effective improvement on an already unparalleled track. The enhanced production bring the guitars to their full-noodle potential, and some more seasoned vocals from Galm make the track that much more of a treat. Even from the grave, Snowing managed to improve upon something they had already mastered in the past, a reinforcing notion in the wake of their departure.
— Sputnikmusic.com

Hop Along - Get Disowned

2012, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

This album came as a complete and total surprise to me. Having never heard of them prior to a friend’s constant raving that this is the best album of the past 10 years, I decided that I should give Get Disowned a spin. While I can’t say that this is the best album of the past 10 years, it certainly is the best thing that I have heard in 2012, and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it ended up topping my end of the year list.
— Punknews.org

Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

“Interesting indeed...” is what came to mind while quietly jamming the new LP from twinkly emo revivalists, Algernon Cadwallader. Their self-released new album is called Parrot Flies, and I just love the South Park-style paper cutout of the parrot on the front. Something is really stirring in Philadelphia because so much great music is coming from there these days. Music in the veins of Midwest ‘90s emo.
— Punknews.com

1994! / Snowing / Boys and Sex / Algernon Cadwallader

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Restorations - Strange Behavior

Mastering, 2010Ryan SchwabeComment

I’m calling it now: Philadelphia is the place to be for punk rockin’. Sure, we’ve had many a band from Dr. Dan Yemin, but with acts like the Menzingers, Stay Sharp and the Holy Mess delivering a golden shower of sexy hits, it’s clear that things are going well in the city of brotherly shove. Add to that list Restorations, an indie-tinged punk act that is either a spacier Lucero/Gaslight Anthem-type act or a punker Broken Social Scene. Either way, their new-ish 12-inch EP, Strange Behavior, is tops.
— Punknews.com