“Acoustically strummed and brimming with tones of folk and dream pop, “New Day” is a cool and catchy number that brings together sunny Beach Boys harmonies with twangy soul and lo-fi garage grooves. Lyrically, the song is an optimistic and resilient statement about progress. Its message of progress marching on despite the obstacles that get in the way speaks directly to our frustrating times when many if not most of us know society is moving in a better direction but is being held back by power-hungry bigots who refuse to give up the past.”- Glide Magazine
“…crunchy power pop… if you’re into stuff like Weezer and Superdrag and Nada Surf, you should check this out.”- Brooklynvegan
“…songs that are big and expansive, yet poppy, bouncy, and darkly bright…”- Jersey Beat
…”broody …with gliding chords and echo-drenched choruses…”- Aupium
San Diego, CA musician RICKY (aka Ricky Schmidt) writer/singer/bassist of Western Settings and writer/bassist in Hey, Chels, has just dropped his new solo album ‘Pure Fun’ which is now streaming everywhere.