Embers by The Approachables is the third album by the Ontario rock band, preceded by Cemetery Sweets, and succeeded by Lost Souls.
Embers is an interesting entry into the the band's chronology, because it was released to the world in early 2019, a full 7 years after their debut LP, On Sound Stage Mountain, which, in itself, was released a full 10 years after the band called it quits.
Not only the timing was curious, but this record is also unique in that it was made solely by one member - Marco Pedrosa, who is one of the 6 band members who make up The Approachables.
To give some context, the previous two albums - Cemetery Sweets and On Sound Stage Mountain - were the pet projects of mainly Young Coconut, who was intent on recording some of the nuggets the band had in its back catalog that were not previously brought to light, since the musical career of the band was all too brief, from 2000 to 2002.
With Embers, we get Marco's takes on the bands' songs. These 9 tracks were made entirely by Marco, and so carry some of his unique song stylings, while still staying relatively true to the original arrangements.
Some of the songs on Embers are featured elsewhere, but songs like FCA, Furious, and Trudy, while popular amongst the band, never made it to the recording stage and also never made it to any other Approachables albums.
These tracks, musically, reflect Marco's poppier side, highlighting the playfulness of the songs, and the band itself, who could be both moody and dark, and also light-hearted and ridiculous.