Richie Dagger’s Crime (RDC) is the Seattle based project of Richie Nelson that involves a breadth of pop stylings, ranging from acoustic soul, to psychedelic funk and ambient-R&B electronics. Nelson has played as support for U.S. Girls, Isaiah Rashad, Calvin Johnson, and Mark Hossler (Negativ Land), as has been featured on tracks alongside native-activist Gyasi Ross, and Slug (Atmosphere).
RDC began as a solo project in 2014 with a stream of production experiments and quirky demos. Later compiled, these early recordings found unexpected love from the platform "Free Music Archive" where it has been downloaded over 12,000 times and featured in many home videos online across the world.
Nelson shifted focus in 2015 to form a live ensemble in order to better represent the layered instrumental arrangements in his recordings. His band, while maintaining steady gigs in the PNW and West Coast, self-released an EP of covers titled 'Tenderness' in June 2017. In October 2018, the band self-released their debut full-length 'Sea of Dysfunction'.
Throughout Nelson's steady growth and vision, his work has been frequently described as having a strong cinematic quality, touching frequently on enigmatic themes of transcendence, megalomania, childhood fantasy and satire. Richie Dagger's Crime strives to reflect a new independent brand of modern pop.