Embrace was a short-lived post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C., often cited as pioneering the emotionally charged hardcore punk movement, from the summer of 1985 to the spring of 1986. The group was primarily noteworthy because of its well-known members, joining Ian Mac Kaye of Minor Threat and The Teen Idles with guitarist Michael Hampton, drummer Ivor Hanson, and bassist Chris Bald, all former members of the pioneering band Faith. Hampton had also played in S.O.A. with Henry Garfield (later known as Henry Rollins).
The 1987 album Embrace was the only release of the Emo group Embrace. Dischord Records number 24 was compiled from the only two studio sessions the band recorded. The first eleven tracks were laid down in November 1985, and the other three were done in February 1986.
Embrace are an English guitar band from Brighouse, West Yorkshire. To date they have released five studio albums, one singles album and one B-sides compilation. The band consist of brothers singer Danny Mc Namara and guitarist Richard Mc Namara, bassist Steve Firth, keyboardist Mickey Dale, and drummer Mike Heaton.