Embrace(Summer 1985 - Spring 1986)
Ian MacKaye - vocals
Ivor Hanson - drums
Michael Hampton - guitar
Chris Bald - bass
Faith and Minor Threat broke up within months of each other in 1983. During 1983/84 there was a general malaise in the Washington D.C. hardcore scene, which saw a lot of the founding bands and scene makers move to the sidelines as shows became increasingly violent and the attitude became increasingly mainstream.
In the summer of '85 there was renewed spirit in D.C., often referred to as "Revolution Summer." This "Revolution Summer" included a handful of bands that preferred smaller more intimate venues and focused on a more personal and introspective interpretation of punk rock. Embrace, which was formed by ex-Minor Threat member Ian MacKaye and three of the former members of Faith, was part of this renewal. The band played shows from the summer of 1985 until the spring of ’86.
This album was originally released on LP in 1987 and on CD/Cassette around 1990. The CD was remastered by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya in 2002 and was re-released with alternate out takes of "Money" and "Dance of Days" culled from the original recordings.
Photo: Embrace by Jane Bogart