Shoegaze band Panchiko’s story of return to active performing has culminated in another development. After over twenty years away, they will be releasing a new studio album, Failed at Math(s).
By popular demand, Panchiko reunited last year, touring the music of their album D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L across the U.S. and UK. The group will self-release follow up album, Failed at Math(s) on May 5th, 2023, followed by an expansive U.S. Spring tour, kicking off May 7th, 2023 in Seattle and running through June 4th, 2023 in Chicago.
For those unfamiliar, the return of Panchiko is based on a 2016 rediscovery of their album D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L by a fan. A user on 4chan’s /mu/ board posted a photo of a demo CD they’d discovered in an Oxfam charity store in Nottingham, UK titled D>E>A>T>H>M>E>T>A>L, purportedly released in 2000.
The listener uploaded the ripped audio to file-sharing sites, and later YouTube, where it began circulating around web forums. A “cult of fans” banded together to solve the origin story of the mysterious disc, until eventually a long defunct local band who called themselves Panchiko discovered their album (limited to just 30 copies) had spread virally across the internet 18 years later.
Failed at Math(s) Tour Dates:
05/07 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile [tickets]
05/08 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater [tickets]
05/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency [tickets]
05/13 – Las Vegas, NV @ Sick New World Festival [tickets]
05/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [tickets]
05/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom [tickets]
05/19 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall [tickets]
05/20 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn [tickets]
05/21 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues [tickets]
05/24 – Miami, FL @ Gramps [tickets]
05/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly [tickets]
05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse [tickets]
05/28 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle [tickets]
05/29 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat [tickets]
05/30 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge [tickets]
06/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club [tickets]
06/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Brooklyn Bowl [tickets]
06/03 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom [tickets]
06/04 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues [tickets] w/ support from Horse Jumper of Love, LSD and The Search for God