RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks Announce Debut Album as Banks & Steelz

RZA and Paul Banks' debut album as a duo is coming this August.




RZA announced back in 2013 that he was working with Interpol’s frontman Paul Banks on an untitled project, and now that project is finally coming to fruition. Under the name of Banks & Steelz, RZA and Paul Banks’ debut album as a duo is due for release August 26. Anything But Words is set to feature the likes of Ghostface Killah, Florence Welch, Method Man, Masta Killa, and Kool Keith among others.

To coincide with the announcement of the album, the pair have shared the second single from the project, “Giant.” Featuring propulsive production and fiery rapping from RZA, “Giant” is definitely a better blending of sounds that their previous single, “Love + War.” This is far from Banks’ first foray into the hip-hop world, however, and the same goes for RZA and the rock/indie world. Most notably, Paul Banks released a solo mixtape back in 2013 titled Everybody on My Dick Like They Supposed to Be, and it featured guest appearances from the likes of El-P, Talib Kweli, and Odd Future’s Mike G.

Listen to “Giant” below, and check out the tracklist for Anything But Words alongside forthcoming tour dates below that.

Anything But Words Tracklist:

01. Giant

02. Ana Electronic

03. Sword in the Stone (ft. Kool Keith)

04. Speedway Sonora

05. Wild Season (ft. Florence Welch)

06. Anything But Words

07. Conceal

08. Love and War (ft. Ghostface Killah)

09. Can’t Hardly Feel

10. One by One

11. Gonna Make It

12. Point of View (ft. Method Man and Masta Killa)

Banks & Steelz Tour Dates:

07-21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy

08-24 – Seattle, WA – Crocodile

08-25 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

08-27 – San Francisco, CA – Independent

08-28 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF

08-31 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

09-01 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

09-03 – Boston, MA – Sinclair

09-06 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club

09-08 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

09-23 – 9-25, Las Vegas, NV, Life is Beautiful Festival

09-27 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre

09-30 – 10-02 – Austin, TX – ACL

10-07- 10-09 – Austin, TX – ACL

10-09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom