Rocking Under the Radar: The Embracers

When Did They Start? 2009

Who Are They? A five piece rock and roll band from East Hanover, New Jersey whose all members have received musical training ranging from high school bands and independent vocal counseling, to pre-college and undergraduate studies at The Juilliard School, the Mason Gross Conservatory of Music, and the New York Youth Symphony. The Embracers have played to full capacity crowds in several states along their home coastline, and have also been featured acts on multiple festivals alongside several national acts (Third Eye Blind, Gin Blossoms, Pete Yorn, They Might Be Giants, and several others). In September 2010 The Embracers purchased their own recording studio, and have since been using it to rehearse and record their first full-length record. The Embracers were spotlighted in Paste Magazine’s “Up and Coming Artists” issue, and the band’s first single, “Downtown Blues” was featured in the magazine’s sampler CD as well. The Embracers has performed live on “The Core”, Rutgers University radio, and on 91.9 WNTI. They have received radio promotion on 101.9 WRXP, and were interviewed live on 90.5 “The Night” NPR.

Why Should You Care? I was stoked when I saw The Embracers perform at Maxwell’s for their record release party. They rocked the house with their soulful, and skillful sounds. They have a mystical and soothing southern comfort rock charm with their progressive blend of folk, funk, jazz, and indie rock. Listening to them play was a pleasure and they sure were a crowd pleaser.

How Do They Sound?

“River Song”

“Ballad of A Cat”

For more information on the Embracers check out their MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter pages. Get their album Look What I Stole For Us Baby now on iTunes.

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