SOCRATES JOHNSON (pronounced So-crates) is a defunct rock band from New Orleans that was active in 2008-09. It featured JOSH PENNISON on guitar/vocals, DARRYL DIMAGGIO on drums (now in The Local Skank,) and myself on bass. The sound was a mixture of fast post-punk, sludgy down-tempo, and classic rock influences with vocals alternating between masterful screaming and heartfelt singing. In August 2009 the band traveled to Sarasota, FL where we spent a week recording our debut album at Dark Matter Studio. It is still waiting to be mixed.
If you would like to get an idea of what the band sounded like please click HERE to visit its Myspace page. The tracks on this page are demos created by Josh and Darryl before the band came to fruition–I am not playing on these tracks.