Joe LeDoux and Colin Dempsey are “So We Are.” The duo are members of The Amygdaloids, and play acoustic versions of the band's songs, as well as other material from the heavy meNtal songbook. LeDoux’s musical roots are in rockabilly, country, British Invasion, and contemporary Americana, while Dempsey is steeped in Irish folk and indie rock. Rosanne Cash described “So We Are” as a kind of "post-modern Everly Brothers."

The Beautiful Brain by Joseph LeDoux

I Got a Mind to Tell You by Joseph LeDoux

Upcoming shows

The Sounds of Fear: a pre Halloween show: Sidewalk Cafe: Oct 25 at 7:15 PM and Oct 26 at 8:30 PM 94 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009  Map here 


So we are is joining NYU inauguration celebration event

So We Are will perform songs about mind and brain in The Mind – one of NYU Inauguration Celebration Week events.  LeDoux will moderate the event and Colin Dempsey will be speaking in the even too.

THE MIND [Kimmel 802, Thursday, September 2211 – 12:30pm]

Odyssey of the Mind

(April 21, 2016) Odyssey of the Mind: In this event, Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux will be joined by Colin Dempsey  under the duo name So We Are , to give a musical performance related to the topic of his talk: The Unconscious Is Less Mysterious But No Less Important Than You Thought

Music on the Mind: Rocking Out for CNS 2016

(March 30, 2016) Rocking Out for CNS 2016 :Three bands made up of CNS members – The Amygdaloids, Pavlov’s Dogz, and The Shrinks – are playing this Sunday, on the occasion of the CNS annual meeting in New York.

Anxious (the CD) by The Amygdaloids – Upcoming Album Release on July 14 !

On July 14, Anxious the book and Anxious the CD will launch. The book offers a new view of fear, anxiety and other emotions, and how problems with fear anxiety can be more effectively treated. The CD explores some of the same psychological themes of the book, but through music.  The CD was recorded at Cowboy Technical Services Recording Rig (Eric Ambel, producer, Mario Viele , engineer). Cover art by Colin Webber at Viking and CD Design by Amanda Thorpe. Purchasers of the book receive a free download of the music (download code in the Preface).


NeuroRock: An evening of neuroscience and music with The Amygdaloids

June 22, 2015 – SciArt Center presented ‘”An evening of neuroscience and music with The Amygdaloids” at Cornelia Street Cafe .

<Photos from the event> <Highlights of the music from the show>

“So We Are” at Sidewalk – Jan. 15, 2015

Jan. 16, 2015- Colin and Joe performed at Sidewalk, NYC last night.  Rather than facing the audience when performing, they faced each other. Interestingly, with the musicians in this kind of intimate connection the audience felt vicariously connected.

Rosanne Cash

Nov. 18, 2014 – Rosanne Cash joined Joe and Colin on stage at the NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life for the 3rd Annual Emotional Brain Institute Emotion in the Arts and Sciences Event. The event was hosted by Judith Regan, host of Sirius-XM Stars Channel’s “The Judith Regan Show,” and will be broadcast soon. Details to follow.

Joe and Colin performed ‘Inside of Me’ and ‘My Mind’s Eye’ and Rosanne Cash then joined them on stage to sing ‘Mind Over Matter’. Rosanne Cash then closed out the event with a few of her own songs.


Colin, Rosanne Cash and Joe


Colin, Joe & Rosanne Cash

“So We Are” at Sidewalk, NYC – Jan. 15, 2015

Anxious:Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety
Anxious the book and CD have been released - July 14th, 2015

Anxious the Book and the CD on Facebook and Twittter now !