Panchaeans is a Californian indie psych-pop band helmed by songwriter Patrick Abernethy (formerly of the bands Beulah and Rogue Wave). Beginning as a home-recording project, he self-released a couple of LPs (under the name Pancho-san) with help from a rotating band of friends, and played shows around the U.S. with indie bands such as: The Fresh and Onlys, Papercuts, Exray's, Tim Cohen's Magic Trick, Little Wings, Admiral Radley (Jason Lytle), and Miles Kurosky (Beulah).

     Resurfacing in 2019 with a newly-evolved monicker for the project (Panchaeans), a fresh and presciently titled EP - Telecommuting - was released, though only in it's digital form. 


"Stylistically, they evoke the enchantingly melancholy and shambling pop-rock of The Softies, Heavenly, and Beat Happening; the brittle, lo-fi synth-pop of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark; and the dense studio emotionalism of John Lennon's early solo work. The vocals are gauzy and heart-on-the-sleeve, and the songs sound as if they're emanating from a cave (where the "old man of the mountain" is Phil Spector)...[Panchaeans] excels at what too few bands attempt to attain — drawing from time-honored influences, but blessing them with a very personal spin." - Mark Keresman, East Bay Express