"A grainy, glammy mix of pop's past, present, and future." Impose Magazine. Dan Rico is a Chicago-based songwriter/producer.
Big Announcements Soon!
Flesh and Bone 7" vinyl available for US preorder today!
A side "Flesh and Bone" is Rico's gushing, reverent tribute to the music of Marc Bolan. The B side, "Gold Volvo" explores the nostalgic story of a lover running away from their small home-town to the big city to start a new life.
Included with order or download is a bonus track, "Anyway You Want Me," a popular live staple and not to be missed!
Nobody Knows EP Up now on Bandcamp!
With "Nobody Knows" Dan Rico slinks back into his punk roots with a healthy heaping of glam and a flared-nostril penchant for musical drama. This impressive self-recorded and self-produced 11 minute-EP will be sure to please fans of David Bowie, the Nerves, and the New York Dolls. Nobody Knows is a special edition promotional EP released in the spring of 2017 to launch the "Endless Love" Tour.
Endless Love now available!
Maximum Pelt Records (USA) /
Shit in Can Records (EU)
In the center of Chicago’s Rock and Roll renaissance sits Dan Rico (EGO, MAMA) who pairs glammy punk rock with vintage pop crooning to arrive at a sound that splits the difference between David Cassidy and Marc Bolan. Rico’s self-produced debut LP, Endless Love, veers between snappy punk tunes and laid-back love ballads, spurred by Rolling Stones-y guitar licks, Prince-influenced vocal harmonies, and minimalist electronic elements. Drawing from the impressive garage, soul, and underground aesthetic catalogue of his hometown Endless Love juxtaposes a striking mix of styles beneath a unifying umbrella of Rico’s Television-esque croon and unfettered pop structures. Sure to make your eyes wet and your heart sing, your fist pump and hips shake, Endless Love condenses the last 50 years of pop and punk music into a delicious, low-calorie, nostalgia-laden package.