“An Obscured Odyssey” By Alex Izenberg

Alex Izenberg releases a new video for “An Obscured Odyssey.” The clip was beautifully hand-painted by John Andrews of John Andrews & Yawns. The song is from Izenberg’s fourth album and full-band debut Alex Izenberg & The Exiles, available July 26 via Weird World/Domino. Izenberg has announced release shows in Los Angeles and Oakland.

for the album, the Los Angeles artist was focused on a simple goal: making something built to last. The melodies are romantic and warm, and the arrangements are invitingly expansive, making expert use of a new ensemble formed around the strongest songs of his career. Fitting for a record that collects Izenberg’s widest array of collaborators, he expanded his process further by enlisting veteran producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Built to Spill) to mix the album.

The band is Izenberg’s childhood friend and primary collaborator, multi-instrumentalist Greg Hartunian. The pair co-produced the record at Tropico Beauty in Glendale, California, where they let the songs carve out their own paths, building from Izenberg’s intensive, months-long writing process. They soon let an array of collaborators into the conversation, including drummer Jay Rudolph (Weyes Blood), keyboardist Tyler Cash (Devendra Banhart), bassist Max Whipple (Sparks), pedal steel guitarist Connor Gallaher (Lana Del Rey), saxophonist Colin Kupka, guitarist Dashiell Le Francis, and vocalists Marina Allen, Juliana Giraffe, Gracie Jackson, and Colby Nathan. Accompanied by string arrangements from Izenberg and Cynthia Tolson (MUNA).

Alex Izenberg & The Exiles
Alex Izenberg & The Exiles
Weird World/Domino Records

1. The Gospel of Exiles
2. An Obscured Odyssey
3. The Wraith Behind Our Eyes
4. Drinking the Dusk Away
5. Dreams of Déjà Vu
6. Threaded Dances
7. Only the Moon Knows
8. Pareidolia
9. United States (of Mind)
10. Apophenia
11. As the Dawn Serenades the Dark

Alex Izenberg 2024 Tour Dates:

July 31 – Golden Bull, Oakland, CA
August 15 – Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA

Order Alex Izenberg & The Exiles HERE


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