Ryan Schwabe

Jonathan Low

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

Carroll - As Far As Gardens Go

2016, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

  • Produced & Recorded By Carroll
  • Mixed By Jonathan Low
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe 
  • Artist: Carroll
  • Released: November 11th, 2016
  • Record Label: Shattered Orb
  • Philadelphia Music
“Red Giant” is a standout on this record, and a personal favorite, charging through an intimate look into what must be a longing for elsewhere. Carroll even details As Far As Gardens Go was recorded “everywhere but home”.

Restorations - See/Sea

2016, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

The Philadelphia five-piece Restorations started out as a postpunk band, but they’ve moved onto vast, surging car-radio rock anthems, with a bit of emo and Replacements remaining in their DNA. We have’t heard much from the band since they released LP3 in 2014. But today, the band returned with two songs, and they have nearly identical titles. “See” and “Sea” make up the two sides of a sort of virtual 7″ single, and they’re both big, satisfying, cathartic guitar-rock bangers.
— Stereogum.com

The Smith Street Band ‎– Throw Me In The River

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
Throw Me In The River is kind of like a Weakerthans album happening backwards. No one dances or has a chill time – no one is sending postcards that try to say I love you and end up saying ILUxox instead, because sincerity is hard. Actually, the Smith Street Band are the most fucking appallingly sincere band of all time, and Wil Wagner is dumbfounded at the question “are you for real?”.
— Sputnikmusic.com

Smith Street Band - Surrender

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment
Well, if you’re some sort of superhuman, you can do the altruistic thing and bottle up your problems until you develop some sort of heart condition. But if you’re a normal person, you probably can’t help but drag those around you down with you. That’s sort of the gist of the Smith Street Band’s new song, “Surrender”—but it’s not meant in a bummer way, more of a triumphant, let’s-all-sort-our-fucking-lives-out-together kinda way, all backed by the band’s shake-your-first style of Aussie pub-punk.
— Noisey.com

Caroll - Bad Water

2014, MasteringRyan SchwabeComment

The album is an expansive piece, deviating from massive guitar build-ups to dreamy vocals on a dime. Each song is backed with a surplus of dynamics, imploring everything from slide guitars to shaky synthesizer wobbles. For a less proficient band, it could become a mess. But Carroll handles it all with grace and college rock charm.
— Consequence of Sound

Hoots & Hellmouth - Face First in The Dirt

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

Face First in the Dirt, a four-song EP, serves as an appetizer to the full-course meal that is the folk/bluegrass
— Relix.com

The Powder Kegs - The Amanicans

Mastering, 2011Ryan SchwabeComment

  • Recorded By Jonathan Low
  • Mixed By Jonathan Low
  • Mastered By Ryan Schwabe
  • Artist: The Powder Kegs
  • Album Title: Amanicans
  • Released: 2011
  • Recording Format: 24 bit, 44.1
  • Record Label: Unbridled Songs
What their new album reveals is that they are really good musicians and instrumentalists, capable of successfully switching gears from one genre to an entirely new one with grace and musical intelligence.
— Huffingtonpost.com