Ryan Schwabe

Peter Helmis

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

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

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

Algernon Cadwallader - Some Kind of Cadwallader

Mastering, PreviousRyan SchwabeComment

Algernon Cadwallader have studied `90s Kinsella recordings like they were on tomorrow’s final exam. Some Kind of Cadwallader is the living, breathing resurrection of caP’n Jazz and American Football as it is precisely the type of intricate and meandering, yet relaxed indie rock fans of those bands will thrive on, with fragile sung/yelped vocals fronting it all.
— Punknews.org