Everyone and their grandmother knows about Fugazi, just like everyone and their grandfather knows about Minor Threat… But only your weird ass cousin knows about MacKaye’s in between band, Embrace.
Embrace was very short lived (1985 to 1986), but did create one hell of an album. The music could best be described like the band itself: somewhere between Minor Threat and Fugazi. The songs are nowhere near as heavy as Minor Threat, but definitely more straight forward than anything Fugazi ever put out.
My second favorite band involving Ian MacKaye, definitely check it out.